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What You Need to Know
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that integrates with learning systems to prevent copying, printing, accessing other applications, and visiting other websites during online tests.
The Instructor Quick Start Guide will explain the process, which differs for each learning system (Blackboard Learn, Canvas, Schoology, Brightspace, or Moodle).
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that's installed to each computer or device used by students to take an exam. Your LockDown Browser license administrator has access to the download links and instructions for Windows, Mac, iPad, and managed Chromebook devices.
If students will be installing LockDown Browser to their own Windows or Mac computers, be sure they use your institution's unique installation for this purpose (a URL can be obtained from your license administrator, or depending on how the integration was set up, a download link may be available from a LockDown Browser-enabled quiz). The LockDown Browser app for iPad is available for free from the App Store, but the instructor setting for iPads must be enabled for each exam. Personal Chromebook devices are not supported; LockDown Browser is only available for managed Chromebooks.
To ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly, have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser. This reduces stress for students and ensures everything is worked out before the first graded exam.
Tip: Leave the practice quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it later if using a different device.
Watch a Training Video
This brief training video (less than 7 minutes) prepares you to offer online tests with LockDown Browser. It illustrates the instructor settings for LockDown Browser, as well as the student experience of taking a test.
Understanding the Student Experience
LockDown Browser is installed as an App on Chromebook devices. The student experience for using LockDown Browser on a Chromebook is as follows:
Note: Personal Chromebook devices are not supported; LockDown Browser is only available for managed Chromebooks.
LockDown Browser is installed as an App on an iPad. The steps for using it with Blackboard Learn and Canvas are as follows:
With Schoology, Brightspace, and Moodle, students access exams via Safari or another browser as they normally would. The steps for using LockDown Browser with an iPad are as follows:
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