Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

The University of Nevada, Reno has adopted Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor as our online proctoring service provider to ensure the academic integrity of online quizzes and exams.

Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a browser that locks down the testing environment. When students take an exam using LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, access other programs/applications, take screenshots, visit other websites (except those specified in the exam setting), or exit an exam before submission.

LockDown Browser is similar to other standard browsers, but with limited functions. Students need to download the LockDown Browser in order to take exams that require the use of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a step further to the LockDown Browser. It uses the webcam and microphone to records students’ screen activities and testing behavior while they are taking the exam using LockDown Browser. Instructors can view the recordings and review details of the testing process after the exam is submitted.

Support for Respondus is managed by the Office of Digital Learning. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor is accessed via the student’s class in WebCampus.

Access and Support

For quizzes/exams taking place on WebCampus, students will need to install LockDown Browser in order to take any exam that requires its use. The learning management system (WebCampus) or homework manager program (e.g., Pearson MyLab) in which the instructor created the exam and the device they use to take the exam (e.g., iPad) will determine how they install and use Lockdown Browser.

Get LockDown Browser for WebCampus

See Preparing to take a Respondus quiz for instructions for downloading. This page links to the UNR WebCampus-specific LockDown Browser installation page.

Students can also find this link by navigating to the exam which requires LockDown Browser.

Get LockDown Browser for Pearson MyLab

The quizzes/exams on the Pearson MyLab site require a different version of Respondus LockDown Browser, which can be downloaded from the link in the quiz on Pearson MyLab, or by clicking on the download link below. (Note: Pearson LockDown Browser cannot be used on an iPad. It only works on a computer with Windows or Mac OS. The iPad app is not compatible with a Pearson MyLab exam either.)

See Taking a quiz/exam using LockDown Browser in Pearson MyLab for the download link and instructions for downloading.

Get LockDown Browser for iPad

Download and install the "LockDown Browser" app from the Apple App Store to the iPad. (Requires iOS 11 or higher.)

Launch the LockDown Browser app. The first time the app is used, you will be prompted to select your institution and server. Once the setup is complete, you will be directed to your institution's login page. Log in with the correct credentials, navigate to your course and quiz, and begin your exam.

Open your mobile browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.), log into WebCampus, and navigate to the quiz. Start the quiz; the LockDown Browser app will automatically launch. IMPORTANT: LockDown Browser for iPad is *not* compatible with the Canvas "Student" iPad app. You must use your mobile browser to begin the process.

See Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor Can an iPad be used to take a LockDown Browser exam? (instructions for students) page for additional information and step-by-step instructions.

Request Support

For other Respondus support: Refer to the information on the Office of Digital Learning’s Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor student resources page.

Custom User Guide

Office of Digital Learning’s Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor student resources.

Additional Information

Office of Digital Learning Resources



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