How to Use Respondus LockDown Browser on an iPad

The iPad Edition of "LockDown Browser" (available from iTunes) enables a student to use an iPad to take exams that require LockDown Browser. However, the instructor must first select a setting that permits the use of iPads for the exam.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Use Respondus LockDown Browsers on an iPad

LockDown browser iPad app

Setting an exam to allow students to use the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

An instructor should follow these steps to allow students to access an exam with the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

  1. Log in to the online course using an instructor account.
  2. Select the Respondus LockDown Browser tool (dashboard) and select "Settings" for the exam.
    Select settings from the drop-down menu next to the Test.
  3. Select "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam".
    Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for the exam.
  4. Expand "[+] Advanced Settings" and select "Allow students to take this exam with an iPad".
    Allowing iPads to use LockDown Browser.
  5. Save the settings.

Using the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

A student should follow these steps to take an exam with the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser:

  1. Download and install the "LockDown Browser" app from Apple iTunes to the iPad. (Requires iOS 11 or higher).
    LockDown Browser App for iPad
  2. Start the LockDown Browser app.
  3. The first time the app is used, click Setup. You will be prompted to select your institution and server. (If you later need to change the institution or server, select the settings icon on the LockDown Browser toolbar.)
    Click set up to enter the instituation or server information.
  4. Once the setup is complete, you should be directed to your institution's logon page. Log in with the correct credentials, navigate to your course and quiz, and begin your exam. (Some Learning Management Systems require you first log on via a standard browser, then launch LockDown Browser from your quiz page.)
  5. When you start a quiz that requires LockDown Browser, you should see the following message. You must click "Yes" to open the LockDown Browser app.
    Confirmation message will prompt to give LockDown browser permission to Start Single App Mode.

    If you do not see the above confirmation message, but rather see a message that says your instructor has not enabled the use of a tablet for your exam, please contact your instructor so that they can adjust the Respondus LockDown Browser settings for the exam (see above directions).
  6. Once you click "Yes" to confirm "app self-lock,", you will see a message confirming that your iPad is now locked to LockDown Browser.
    Notification when LockDown Browser is in use.
  7. You can now either take another exam, or exit the LockDown Browser app.

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