LockDown Browser & Monitor Dashboard - Settings

Respondus Lockdown Browser ensures the integrity of your exam by limiting what students can do while they are using browser. You can find an overview LockDown browses features and instructor resources on the Respondus website. 

Respondus Monitor is a proctoring service that records students via their webcams, but does not provide live proctoring. Respondus provides an overview of Monitor features, as well as a host of instructor resources

In addition to the resources above, Respondus answers common questions about a rapid rollout and are offering daily training webinars regarding both LockDown Browser and Monitor.

Locating the Dashboard

  1. Go into your course and click Course Activities > Quizzes.Course Activities menu dropdown with Quizzes selected.
  2. Click the LockDown Browser tab.Indicates LockDown Browser tab
  3. Select play on the Video Tutorial or click Continue to LockDown Browser. If you chose to watch the Video Tutorial, click Continue to LockDown Browser when finished. The page that opens lists all the quizzes in your course.Displays the  Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard.

Setting Up Your Quizzes in the Dashboard

  1. After the dashboard is open, find the quiz to modify.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow in front of the quiz name and select Settings.
    Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard indicating the dropdown menu to find the Settings option
  3. Under LockDown Browser Settings, select the radio button Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam. This will expand the basic setting options. Optionally, check the box for Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results.
    Displays LockDown Browser settings
  4. Under Password Settings, enter a password if you want to allow proctoring through a testing center as an alternative.
    Displays Password Settings
  5. Under Monitor Webcam Settings, select the desired setting.

  6. Click [ + ] Advanced Settings to expand the LockDown Browser advanced settings menu. Choose desired options.
    Displays LockDown Browser Advanced Settings


    NOTE: We do not recommend using the iPad app for LockDown Browser. There are some issues with its use and it does not provide the same kind of security that LockDown Browser on a computer does.
  7. If you select one of the Monitor options, edit the Startup Sequence only if you are sure what you want to change. The default settings are adequate in most cases. Click [ + ] Advanced Settings to expand the Monitor Webcam advanced settings menu and choose your desired options.
    LockDown Browser settings with Monitor Webcam Settings highlighted and Startup Sequence highlighted.
  8. Click the Save + Close button.

NOTE: If you copy quizzes requiring LockDown Browser from one semester to the next, you must visit the LockDown Browser Dashboard at the beginning of each semester in order to "reset" the quizzes. If you don't open the Dashboard screen, the quizzes will not open for your students.