Download Respondus Lockdown Browser Mac

Before taking an online exam that requires Respondus LockDown Browser, you must install the LockDown Browser application.

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  1. Go to the Respondus LockDown Browser download page.
  2. Click the Install Now button.
  3. Locate the file and execute it.
    Note: This varies by browser. The example above is in Chrome.
  4. If you are prompted to run a Java application, Click the Yes button.
  5. If you are prompted with a Symantec warning click the Allow this File button and then click the OK button.
  6. Select your language and then click the Next button.
  7. SelectI accept the terms… and click the Next button.
  8. Click the Finish button.

The application will be located in the Start menu (Windows), the Applications folder (Mac) or on your desktop as a shortcut.

Below are some tips for downloading and using Respondus Lockdown Browser for your course. Downloading Respondus: Lockdown browser is only available for Windows and macOS. A link to download Lockdown Browser is typically available within your course, but if it's not available you can download the LockDown Browser here. To download the browser: Log in to Blackboard using your normal Jagnet username and password; Click on the Student Services tab located on the top right menu; Locate the Respondus LockDown Browser section and choose the link for your system (either for Windows or Mac.

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Respondus Monitor + LockDown Browser
Note: Respondus cannot be used for Examity exams.

Respondus Monitor + LockDown Browser is currently enabled in every UCI Canvas course space.

  • No cost to faculty or students
  • Uses the LockDown Browser to prevent students from accessing the web or other applications during the exam
  • Using the students' webcam and microphone, the Monitor system records their activity during their attempt
    • If the Monitor AI senses suspicious behavior, it will automatically flag the students video for you to review later
    • View full recordings of all student attempts at any time after the exam
  • No need for scheduling or registration by the instructor or students
  • Not subject to proctoring capacity (especially good for very large classes)

Remote Assessment Considerations

Information from the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning around remote assessment pedagogy, tools, and techniques

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Getting Started with Respondus

Instructor Quickstart Guide
The above guide refers to Respondus Monitor as an optional add-on. UCI has fully licensed the Respondus Monitor product and you will see those features available to you.

Note: Your TAs will need to be added as a 'Super TA' using GrandCentral Assistants if you want them to be able to adjust or manage Respondus settings in Canvas.

Preparing an Exam

Help & Support for Respondus

Respondus Technical Support

For the best support possible, please contact Respondus directly. OIT and the EEE Team do not have the same access as Respondus support, and are unable to answer most queries directly.

Register for a free training webinar on LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Student Download Link

If you would like to give your students the download link for UCI's Respondus LockDown Browser in advance of an exam, please use the following URL:

Students who have not installed LockDown Browser ahead of time will be prompted to do so when attempting to start a Canvas quiz that uses Respondus.

Note about VPNs: The Respondus LockDown Browser may not work when students are also connected to a VPN (such as the UCI VPN). Please refer to Respondus's help documentation for more information.

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System Requirements

  • Compatible with Windows or macOS:
    • Windows: 10, 8, 7
    • Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • Not compatible with Chromebooks
  • Web camera (internal or external) & microphone
  • A broadband internet connection


Recommended: Information for your syllabus

Download Respondus Lockdown Browser On Mac

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