How to Use Respondus LockDown Browser on a Chromebook

A "beta" release of a Chromebook extension for LockDown Browser is available for exams delivered in Blackboard Learn. This version of the LockDown Browser Chrome Extension also supports Respondus Monitor. If students need access to Respondus LockDown Browser from a Chromebook, please follow the directions below.

Please Note:  The LockDown Browser Chrome Extension is a "beta" version and may be unreliable. For a list of limitations and/or known issues refer to the Respondus Knowledgebase.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Use Respondus LockDown Browser on a Chromebook

Repondus LockDown Browser Chromebook extension logo.
 

Allow Students to Use Respondus LockDown Browser on a Chromebook for Taking a Test

Instructors must select the appropriate LockDown Browser settings per test to enable students to use LockDown Browser on a Chromebook.

  1. To set up Respondus LockDown Browser on a Blackboard test, you must first have the test deployed in your course.
  2. Next, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser to configure the Respondus LockDown Browser settings.

     
  3. Click Continue to LockDown Browser.
    Click the button to Continue to LockDown Browser
     
  4. From the LockDown Browser Dashboard, locate the desired test and click the down arrow next to the test to select Settings.
    Click the green down arrow next to the test title to access the test settings.
     
  5. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam and click the "+" to expand the menu to access the Advanced Settings.
    Select tor require Respondus LockDown Browser and click the plus to access the Advanced Settings.
     
  6. Click the box next to Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook.
    Click the box to Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook.
     
  7. Select any additional test settings as needed and click Save + Close to save the test settings.
    Click Save + Close to save the test settings.
     
  8. Respondus LockDown Browser is now required for students to take the test. Students will need to install the application or extension on their device.

 

Install LockDown Browser Chrome Extension

If instructors require students to use Respondus LockDown Browser for a Blackboard test, students will need to install an application or extension on their device. Students using Chromebooks will need to install the LockDown Browser Chrome extension. The instructor must follow the steps above to allow students to take their test using LockDown Browser on a Chromebook.

  1. Use the download link for MSU to download the LockDown Browser Extension for use with Chromebooks.
    Please Note: The LockDown Browser Extension is not available for download from the Chrome Store and can only be downloaded with this link. The download link is unique to Missouri State University.
  2. Click Add to Chrome to install the extension.
    Click Add to Chrome to install the extension.
     
  3. A confirmation message will appear once the LockDown Browser for Chromebook extension has been installed.
    Confirmation indicating the installation is complete.
     
  4. Once the installation is complete close or restart the Chrome browser.
  5. Log into Blackboard and navigate to the test that requires Respondus LockDown Browser. If the instructor has allowed the test to use the Chromebook version of LockDown Browser, it will automatically launch the test.
Please Note:  If the test doesn't allow the use of LockDown Browser for Chromebooks, please contact the course instructor to enable this feature in their Respondus LockDown Browser settings for the test.

References

For additional information, known errors, and updates to LockDown Browser Chrome Extension refer to the Respondus Knowledgebase.

 


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Article ID: 127042
Created
Tue 2/2/21 11:24 AM
Modified
Thu 3/4/21 9:25 AM