SUPPORT & RESOURCES

LockDown Browser Version History

Current Version

To see what version is installed on a computer, start LockDown Browser then click the (i) toolbar button (Windows) or About button (macOS).

Version History - Windows

Please do not post this information to any forum or mailing list.

Version 2.0.4.00, 12-11-18

  • Updates the underlying Chromium browser engine
  • Moodle, improved support for the TinyMCE editor component
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.07, 11-9-18

  • Added a fix for recent changes to Canvas in how images are displayed in an exam. The problem (now fixed) only affected new exams created in Canvas.

Version 2.0.3.06, 10-18-18

  • Improvements to the Moodle integration
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.05, 9-20-18

  • Improvements to the Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle and Schoology integrations
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.04, 8-10-18

  • Improvements to the Moodle integration
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.03, 6-11-18

  • Improvements for the LockDown Browser Dashboard
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.02, 5-29-18

  • Fixed an issue with the pop-up symbol keyboard
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.01, 4-18-18

  • Improvements to foreign language keyboard support
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.3.00, 3-27-18

  • The Chromium browser engine was updated
  • Fixed an issue with the cube root button on the scientific calculator
  • Improved spreadsheet handling
  • Improvements to screen reader support
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.09, 1-15-18

  • Blackboard Learn, fix for Chinese language pack use
  • Blackboard Learn, fix for launching tests using Calendar links
  • D2L Brightspace, improvements to the auto-launch process
  • Improved spreadsheet handling
  • A fix for the WIRIS equation editor breaking use of the calculator
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.08, 12-6-17

  • Fix to handle exceptionally large images
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.07, 11-9-17

  • Addressed a Respondus Monitor issue with Moodle
  • Minor bug fixes
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.06, 10-23-17

  • Improved spreadsheet handling for multiple attempts
  • Improvements to security
  • Fix for using middle mouse button to click links breaking some exams
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.05, 9-26-17

  • D2L Brightspace, improvements to the auto-launch process
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.04, 8-22-17

  • The "Link Is Blocked" message can be clicked to show the URL being blocked
  • D2L Brightspace, a fix for the "Not Authorized" error that appears when Windows 10 is updating
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.03, 7-12-17

  • The beta "URL Whitelisting" feature was improved (see the online help within the LockDown Browser Dashboard for further details)
  • Improvements to security in D2L Brightspace
  • Support for Moodle 3.3
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.02, 6-12-17

  • A beta "URL Whitelisting" feature has been added (see the online help within the LockDown Browser Dashboard for further details)
  • Improved patching process for Lab Edition of LockDown Browser
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.01, 5-23-17

  • D2L Brightspace, adds requirement for auto-launch and the use of the LDB dashboard
  • Improved Help Center support
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.00, 5-3-17

  • The Chromium browser engine was updated
  • Improved support for non-English-US keyboard layouts
  • Improvements to security
  • The version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.1.12, 4-6-17

  • Canvas, we fixed an issue with multiple tabs appearing during a quiz, the result of a recent change to the Canvas quiz engine

Version 2.0.1.11, 3-10-17

  • Canvas and Moodle, fixed a settings error when Monitor use is not enabled in the server profile
  • Note: this is the final version of the browser that can be installed on Windows XP and Vista

Version 2.0.1.10, 3-3-17

  • The calculator now appears as a floating window over the exam instead of in a separate tab
  • Improved support for auto-launching from the Edge browser
  • Improvements to security

Version 2.0.1.09, 2-15-17

  • Brightspace and Canvas, fixed a "problem with the settings" error when the dashboard integration is not used
  • Improvements to the error messages displayed when there are problems getting the user, course or exam settings needed to deliver an exam

Version 2.0.1.08, 1-24-17

  • Canvas, fixed a "link is Blocked" error when an Excel sheet is stored in the content management system
  • Fixed a Respondus Monitor issue that can occur under certain network conditions
  • Improvements to security

Version 2.0.1.07, 11-28-16

  • Enabled accessibility features for all users, removing the need for "accessible mode"
  • Canvas, fixed a Respondus Monitor issue that can occur with course copies
  • Moodle, fixed a "failed to receive user information" error for student names containing accented characters

Version 2.0.1.06, 10-19-16

  • Fixed a situation where a requirement for Respondus Monitor wasn’t being properly detected
  • Blackboard Learn, fixed a warning message "LDB is required" that sometimes appeared when viewing exam feedback

Version 2.0.1.05, 9-26-16

  • Built-in Spreadsheet tool, fix for the SAVE button not allowing the link to be copied
  • Blackboard Learn, fix for spreadsheets failing to load when they are stored in the content manager
  • Brightspace, improved compatibility with LDAP authentication servers
  • Canvas, fix for the quiz page requiring a refresh to begin the quiz for some institutions

Version 2.0.1.04, 8-16-16

  • Improved support for Adobe PDF content
  • Enhanced compatibility with the NVDA Screen Reader
  • Blackboard, added support for the "Learn 2016 Theme"
  • Brightspace, improved compatibility with external authentication servers

Version 2.0.1.03, 7-25-16

  • The latest version of Flash has been updated. (Note, this only updates the "PPAPI" version of Flash which is used by LockDown Browser and the Opera browser)
  • Better notification is provided to an instructor when a student restarts their computer during an exam (only available if the dashboard integration is used))
  • Ctrl-0 now sets the zoom level back to 100% (normal)
  • Blackboard Learn, access to the WIRIS editor in essay questions has been restored
  • Canvas, fixed a situation where LockDown Browser wasn't recognized as a valid browser

Version 2.0.1.02, 6-28-16

  • The latest version of Flash has been updated. (Note, this only updates the "PPAPI" version of Flash which is used by LockDown Browser and the Opera browser)
  • A change to how "Allow/Remember" works with Flash was implemented for Respondus Monitor users
  • The end user agreement shown during the installation of LockDown Browser was updated to include language that’s consistent with the Respondus Monitor and Help Center terms of use
  • Blackboard, added a fix for custom language packs

Version 2.0.1.01, 6-3-16

  • Fixed a crash when "virtual webcam" software is installed on the PC
  • Fixed a problem where browser windows were not always painting themselves after tab changes

Version 2.0.1.00, 5-18-16

  • Flash is now a PPAPI plugin instead of NPAPI. This change fixes some issues with webcams and media playback
  • The Chromium engine has been updated for better compatibility with HTML5 content
  • Canvas, fixed problems with the TinyMCE editor

Version 2.0.0.10, 4-29-16

  • A "Diagnostic Mode" was added to enable users who can’t access Help Center to generate the information needed to troubleshoot an issue.
  • Support was added to enable the use of auto-launch with two different institution IDs
  • Moodle, fixed a "Link is Blocked" error when a timed quiz expires and the page tries to auto-submit the student answers

Version 2.0.0.09, 4-19-16

  • More helpful error message when the computer's date and time settings are incorrect
  • Fix for the calculator crashing when results exceed 1.x e+110
  • Improvements to accessibility mode when using auto-launch of browser with Brightspace and Schoology
  • Fix for Blackboard exams with an ampersand in the title
  • Fixed an issue relating to the Refresh button
  • Fixes for specific hardware devices (keyboards, touchpads, etc.)

Version 2.0.0.08, 3-20-16

  • Added a fix to allow entering additional accented characters (à è ì ò ù û ô ê Î Â) when they are supported by the LMS text editor
  • Corrected an issue where the Calculator would stop working after several minutes of use
  • Fixes and enhancements to the new Help Center feature

Version 2.0.0.07, 2-29-16

  • Blackboard, fixed a problem starting tests in courses using Spanish language packs
  • Moodle, fixed settings error when a reminder or calendar link is used to begin a quiz
  • Sakai, removed unsafe buttons from the essay question editor
  • Schoology, fixed unresponsive exit links in instructor preview

Version 2.0.0.06, 1-14-16

  • Added support for Schoology
  • Server profiles are now retrieved from Amazon S3 storage first, with the respondus.com server used as a backup
  • A fix has been made to prevent problems with LDB 2.0 when LDB 1.x is uninstalled

Version 2.0.0.05, 12-18-15

  • Canvas, fixed a problem that can occur in course copies when an instructor hasn't accessed the LockDown Browser dashboard before a student attempts to take an exam
  • Fix for '@' key not working on some non-English keyboard layouts
  • Fixed an error that occurs when exams using a webcam are taken by students with accented characters in their name
  • Lab Edition of LockDown Browser no longer tries to fetch patch information at startup

Version 2.0.0.04, 12-2-15

  • Student version, fix for white screen at startup if .03 manual patch was installed (does not affect Lab version)

Version 2.0.0.03, 10-20-15

  • Brightspace, a fix for quiz launch links using "_self" not opening in the same window
  • Brightspace, a fix for the Monitor being bypassed in a course copy where the dashboard has not been accessed at least once
  • Adobe Flash NPAPI plugin changed from version 18 to 19. The Adobe installer will only overwrite older versions of Flash not newer ones

Version 2.0.0.02, 9-25-15

  • Brightspace, a fix for auto-launched exams where "Launch LockDown Browser" was showing instead of "Begin Quiz"
  • Canvas, a fix for the bottom quiz review link causing a "link is blocked" error

Version 2.0.0.01, 9-15-15

  • Blackboard Learn, a fix for an error message not being shown when exam settings can't be retrieved via the Building Block or AWS
  • Brightspace, a fix for quiz links in custom widgets causing the Respondus Monitor startup sequence to fail
  • Windows 10, updated the blocking of a Windows Update during an exam
  • Webcam, incompatible camera settings are reset to the default at startup

Version 2.0.0.00, 8-24-15

  • First Chrome-based version of Windows LDB

Version History - macOS

Please do not post this information to any forum or mailing list.

Version 2.0.3.06, 11-20-18

  • Blackboard Learn, fixed an issue with automatic password submission
  • Disabled updates when running in macOS 10.9 or earlier (next version will require macOS 10.10)
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.05, 09-20-18

  • Improved Respondus Monitor support for Brightspace and Schoology
  • Canvas, fixed an issue that was causing an improper shutdown in some environments after exam submission
  • Canvas, fixed an issue with exam review that allowed a second exam to be started
  • Moodle, fixed an issue that was causing a startup problem in some environments
  • Moodle, added support for latest LockDown Browser extension
  • Improvements to security and external link support
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.04, 08-09-18

  • Canvas, fixed an issue where the refresh button was navigating away from the exam
  • Moodle, added support for Google Analytics URLs
  • Moodle, added support for latest LockDown Browser plugin
  • Schoology, fixed an issue where external links were not opening in a separate tab
  • Schoology, included additional support for AMP quizzes
  • Improved support for exam passwords
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.03, 06-11-18

  • Blackboard, fixed an issue that was blocking links to the email tool
  • Moodle, added support for the latest LockDown Browser plugin
  • Schoology, fixed a refresh issue related to the handling of too many requests
  • Added support for Monitor exam metrics
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.02, 04-27-18

  • Canvas, improved spreadsheet and rich text editor support
  • Improved/extended language support for Spanish
  • Enhancements to how the calculator can be positioned on the screen
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.01, 04-09-18

  • Canvas, additional support for rich text editor
  • Moodle, added support for version 3.4
  • Schoology, additional support for rich text editor
  • Fixed an accessibility issue related to speech readers
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.3.00, 03-08-18

  • Fixed an issue with the cube root button on the scientific calculator
  • Updated Chrome support
  • General bug fixes
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.2.06, 01-30-18

  • Fixed an issue with the square root button on the scientific calculator
  • Security enhancements
  • General bug fixes
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.2.05, 11-15-17

  • Fixed performance issue with macOS High Sierra
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.2.04, 09-14-17

  • Future-proofing for Blackboard Learn exams that use Respondus Monitor
  • Improved spreadsheet handling for multiple attempts
  • Adobe Flash has been updated to the latest version

Version 2.0.2.03, 08-07-17

  • Small changes to Respondus Monitor functionality, to better match the Windows version
  • Improvements to security for Canvas and Moodle
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.02, 07-24-17

  • Improved Monitor support for Moodle
  • Improvements to security
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.2.01, 07-05-17

  • Moodle, added support for Moodle 3.3
  • Moodle, added a fix for password handling in some versions of Moodle
  • Improvements to security

Version 2.0.2.00, 06-20-17

  • Updated installer certificate from Apple (previous installers expire July 17, 2017)
  • D2L Brightspace fixes for manual launch and the HTML text editor
  • Improved logging and Help Center support
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.1.02, 05-16-17

  • D2L Brightspace, added support for requiring auto-launch and LDB dashboard use
  • Improved logging and Help Center support
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.1.01, 04-19-17

  • Blackboard Learn, fixed an exploit that was introduced with the previous release
  • Canvas, fixed an issue with the HTML editor
  • Sakai, added support for table of content
  • Moodle, added a fix for Moodle message notifications
  • Stability improvements for the installer of LockDown Browser for Mac
  • Updates for the installer of the Lab Edition of LockDown Browser for Mac
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.1.00, 03-24-17

  • The Chromium browser engine was updated
  • Schoology, fixed a blank tab issue
  • Improved trackpad support
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated
  • Note: this version of the browser requires macOS 10.9 or later

Version 2.0.0.08, 03-07-17

  • Canvas, improved support for the essay question editor
  • Sakai, improved support for exam security
  • Schoology, fixed a manual launch issue
  • Improved auto-update support
  • Note: this is the final version of the browser that can be installed on macOS 10.7 and 10.8

Version 2.0.0.07, 02-20-17

  • Blackboard Learn, fixed an issue that was blocking exam feedback in some cases
  • Moodle, fixed an issue related to Respondus Monitor
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the browser to crash on older hardware
  • Added improvements to the Help Center
  • Added improvements to accessibility support
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.0.06, 01-30-17

  • Canvas, fixed an issue that bypassed the exam and displayed the Student Feedback form
  • Canvas, fixed an issue that bypassed the Monitor startup sequence under some conditions
  • D2L Brightspace, fixed an issue that prevented the browser from closing properly in some cases
  • Moodle, fixed an issue that created a second quiz tab with a "Session" error
  • Added zoom support for the Norwegian keyboard
  • Improved fault tolerance for updates
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.0.05, 12-13-16

  • Blackboard, fixed an issue that occurred with some "Enter Password" pages
  • D2L Brightspace, fixed issues with authentication and shutdown
  • The latest version of Flash has been updated

Version 2.0.0.04, 11-28-16

  • Improved window security
  • Improved HTML5 support

Version 2.0.0.03, 11-10-16

  • First Chrome-based version of LockDown Browser for Mac

Version 1.0.9.00, 12-06-16

  • Added support for upgrading to LockDown Browser 2.x

Version 1.0.8.07, 08-17-16

  • Updated support for Blackboard's "Learn 2016 Theme"

Version 1.0.8.06, 07-08-16

  • Blackboard, added support for Svenska language pack
  • Blackboard, fixed a looping issue that occurred prior to Monitor exams
  • D2L Brightspace, fixed a backtracking issue with the refresh button
  • D2L Brightspace, fixed a stop sign error when accessing the Help Center
  • D2L Brightspace, fixed a freeze issue with the My Courses widget
  • Schoology, fixed issue with blank popups during quiz
  • General, enabled Help Center for all users
  • General, improved zoom keystroke support