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Respondus LockDown Browser - Macintosh Version Available

The Macintosh version of Respondus LockDown Browser is now available after ten weeks of beta testing at over 100 institutions. This follows the release of the Windows version of Respondus LockDown Browser earlier this year.

Respondus LockDown Browser for the Macintosh is based on the Safari engine that is included with Mac OS X.  It requires Mac OS X 10.3.0 or higher and 512 MB of RAM.

Respondus LockDown Browser allows instructors to lock down the testing environment within a Blackboard or WebCT course. Students are unable to print, copy, access other applications, or go to other URLs during a test. Once a test has been started, students are locked into it until it’s submitted for grading.

If your institution currently licenses the Windows version of Respondus LockDown Browser, you’ll find the Macintosh version from the same download page as the Windows version.  

A 2-month free pilot license for both the Windows and Macintosh version of Respondus LockDown Browser is available to institutions that license the Blackboard Learning System or WebCT. Simply fax or email the last page of the license agreement that's available at

The Respondus LockDown Browser demonstration movie provides a good overview of the main product features. Additional resources and training materials are available to license administrators, including “Quick Start Guides” for instructors and students. For more information, contact your Respondus account manager or visit our web site at


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Source: Respondus, Inc. (
Originally Published: August 16, 2006

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