Respondus LockDown Browser Tool

Formative assessments in PolyLearn are low stakes, provide multiple attempts, can be open book, and provide timely feedback.

Summative assessments is an evaluation of student learning at the end of a module or unit. If you need to provide a summative assessment within PolyLearn, then LockDown Browser can provide a controlled environment. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that increases the security of online summative assessments in PolyLearn. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers either. LockDown Browser works much like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently.

Courtesy of OCOB, Respondus LockDown Browser has been purchased for the academic year 2018-2019 (Fall 18 - Sum 19).

Using LockDown Browser


Adding the LockDown Browser Block

  1. Select Turn editing on.
  2. Locate the block named Add a block on the bottom right side of the main course page.
    screen image of add a block pull-down list
  3. Click Add... and choose the Respondus LockDown Browser.
  4. Click on the Dashboard link in the block.
    LockDown Browser block
  5. From the Dashboard, click on the arrow on the left of the quiz, then choose settings.
    Respondus Dashboard page screen image
  6. Click on the Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam button...
  7. then the Save + Close button.