Respondus Assessment Tools

Respondus tools can be used to deter cheating in non-proctored exams in UB Learns as well as create and manage test questions.

Instructors using Respondus LockDown Browser: Students using Windows need to update 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.

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Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in UB Learns. When students use LockDown Browser to take a test, they 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.

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

The URL of the link is:

Additional resources

  • Includes LockDown Browser system requirements.
  • Includes Respondus Monitor system requirements.
  • Webinars offer the opportunity to ask questions.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is included in the LockDown Browser installation.

Respondus Monitor, available in Respondus LockDown Browser, uses video analytics and a student’s webcam to deter cheating during non-proctored exams.

Respondus Instructor Live Proctoring

Respondus Instructor Live Proctoring is included in the LockDown Browser installation.

Instructor Live Proctoring uses LockDown Browser to help prevent cheating on the computer itself, while the instructor monitors students via Zoom.

  • This method is only recommended for small class sizes where instructors can effectively observe and track students during the exam.
  • Instructor Live Proctoring does not allow the session to be recorded. If you want to record the students, use Respondus Monitor.

Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to UB Learns and other learning systems.

Use the instructions below to install and configure Respondus 4.0.

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