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Introduction to LockDown Browser

These brief videos show how LockDown Browser can be used with your Learning Management System.

LockDown Browser Videos

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Getting Started with LockDown Browser

The following steps and resources will help you begin using LockDown Browser.

Provide your students the installation link for LockDown Browser (this link is unique for each institution). If you don't have the URL for this page, contact your institution's LMS administrator or submit a ticket at
It's easy to require LockDown Browser for an exam, but the process differs for each learning system. The Instructor Quick Start Guide will walk you through the steps.

The sample text below can be used in your course or syllabus. It explains that students must use LockDown Browser for their online tests.


Using LockDown Browser for Online Exams

This course requires the use of LockDown Browser for online exams. Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the optional webcam feature (which may be required for some exams).

Then download and install LockDown Browser from this link:


To take an online test, start LockDown Browser and navigate to the exam. (You won't be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.) For additional details on using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide (PDF).

Finally, when taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:

  • Ensure you're in a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc.
  • Clear your desk of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted

Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser, before the graded exam occurs.

Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.

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