Locked Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Online Testing. The browser is created by and licensed for use from Respondus. When students use the Locked Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.
Where to Start
- Download the appropriate resources for the devices at your district.
- Contact DnA Support Specialists to whitelist any applications that should be allowed to run in the background while students are testing. This is an optional step but could possibly require non-whitelisted applications to be shut down before the locked browser will launch for the students.
- Assign the permission Online Testing - Allow use of the locked browser to any users who wish to enable the locked browser option in their online testing rosters.
Installing Locked Browsers on Your Devices
All current PC / Mac versions are available for download here: https://www.illuminateed.com/resources/downloads/locked-browser/
PC (Windows 7 - Windows 10)
Version 2.0.8.07, May 17, 2022
The lab version supports silent installs on district-managed devices.
Mac OS (10.10+)
Version 2.0.8.08, May 3, 2022
The Mac OS version can be deployed using a multi-device manager such as Apple Configurator.
We now support the LockDown Browser for Chromebooks, which is a kiosk app from Respondus that will lockdown the Chromebook environment. Directions for installation can be found in the article Installing Illuminate LockDown Browser for Chromebooks.
The LockDown Browser by Respondus (iPad version) is available for download from iTunes. The app can be deployed to managed devices by using Apple Configurator.
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