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Some instructors require students to use Respondus Lockdown Browser to take an assessment, test, or quiz. Respondus Lockdown Browser prevents students from printing, copying, browsing to another URL, or accessing other applications. The browser window is locked until the assessment is submitted for grading.


1. It is recommended that an Ethernet (wired) connection is used when taking an exam using Respondus Lockdown Browser. 
2. Clear your Browser history prior to taking an assessment.
3. Use only Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.
4. Log out of Learning Management System (LMS) correctly using the log off button before taking an exam.


To install Respondus Lockdown Browser:

1. Download NPC's installer.
2. Then you'll need to select the operating system on which Respondus Lockdown Browser will be installed:
3. If you are using a computer that uses Windows, click the Windows icon. If you are using a Macintosh computer, click the Mac icon. Then select the option that best fits your situation:

Lab Computer
— If using a lab computer on campus, please contact the Lab Administrator to assist you with this installation.
Your Own Computer — Select this option if installing this software on your own computer or one you are borrowing from family or friends
Work Computer — If using a computer at work, you MAY need to contact the system administrator for assistance.


You must have administrative privileges to install Respondus Lockdown Browser. If using a work computer, please check with your system administrator before downloading Respondus Lockdown Browser. Also be aware that if you are installing this software on a work related machine, there may be software that is pre-installed on the system that may interfere with Respondus Lockdown Browser. If you begin having problems when using a work related machine, try using a non-work computer and see if you continue to have problems.

4. Read over the information provided for your selection and click the Download Installer link.
5. When the File Download Installer dialog box opens, select Run to open the Respondus Lockdown Browser Installer.
6. Click the Install button to install Lockdown browser to your computer's desktop.

Taking an Assessment in Lockdown Browser

1. Close all other windows. If you are prompted to close all windows, choose "yes".
2. Open Respondus Lockdown Browser by clicking the icon on the desktop.
3. Log into LMS as you would normally and go to the course that has the assessment you wish to take.
4. Take the assessment and submit it.
5. Log out of Respondus Lockdown Browser.