LockDown Browser is a custom browser that only allows users to view the testing environment within the Learning Management System. In addition with LockDown Browser, Monitor uses a webcam and analytics to prevent cheating.

Support for Windows 7 endws on June 28, 2023. Students using Windows 7 will need to upgrade to Windows 10/11 or find another device that is supported. LockDown Browser can be used with Windows 10+, Mac 10.13+, Chromebook, and iPads running iOS 11+ (the iPad setting must be enabled by the instructor).
If you have technical questions about any of the above, please open a support ticket at https://support.respondus.com/.
  • Quick Start Guide


    This guide will explain what the Respondus LockDown Browser is, how to install LockDown Browser, how to take a test, and how to use a webcam within Monitor.

    Open the Quick Start Guide to learn more.

  • System Requirements for LockDown Browser


    Operating System
    -Windows: 11 and 10 (Details).
    -Mac: MacOS 10.13 to 13.0+.
    -iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. (Details)
    -Chromebook: (Details)

    Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
    Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive

    Browser Requirements:
    LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Both the Windows edition and the Mac edition of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. Students do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.

  • System Requirements for Monitor


    -Windows: 11 and 10 (Details).
    -Mac: MacOS 10.13 or 13.0+
    -iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. (Details)
    -Chromebook: (Details)
    -Webcam and microphone
    -Broadband internet connection

  • Download LockDown Browser


    This short tutorial will show you the process to download the LockDown Browser. First, login to the myGSU portal and select the Respondus LockDown Browser download button in the Quick Links section to download the software to your device.

    Open the Download LockDown Browser to learn more.