Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Respondus tools are used to deter cheating in non-proctored exams in UB Learns.

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Windows users need to update Respondus LockDown Browser to the latest version (

When using an older version of Respondus LockDown Browser for Windows, a student may see an error message about unanswered questions when submitting an assessment that includes essay or short answer questions. However, the student's responses are saved as part of the student's assessment attempt.

The latest version of LockDown Browser for Windows ( fixes this issue. Students can apply the update from within LockDown Browser for Windows (click the “i” icon in the toolbar and then select Check for newer version) or download and run the full installation program.

Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in UB Learns. When you use LockDown Browser to take a test, you are unable to print, copy, go to other websites, access other applications or close a test until it is submitted for grading.

Tests created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is included in the LockDown Browser installation.

You may be required to use LockDown Browser with a webcam, which will record you during an online, non-proctored exam. The webcam feature is referred to as Respondus Monitor.

Resources for Students

The link below, LockDown Browser Installer for Windows and Mac (includes Respondus Monitor), is the only link that you should use to download LockDown Browser. The installers are preconfigured to work with UB Learns.

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