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SMCC Moving Instruction Online: Respondus LockDown Browser

What is the Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus Lockdown BrowserThe Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom web browser for taking tests in Brightspace  Respondus Lockdown Browser prevents students from copying, pasting, taking screen captures, using instant messaging programs, accessing other applications, or accessing other websites.
Some courses will require that you use the Respondus Lockdown Browser for your exams in Brightspace. You will need to download and install this browser and use it to access Brightspace to take the exam. This webpage will provide you with basic information for using the Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students

How to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser

How to Download the Respondus LockDown Browser

Students will need to download and install Respondus LockDown Browser on their own computer to use it. Repondus can be downloaded from any Respondus enabled test.  Respondus is compatible with Windows and Mac computers, and can also be used on an iPad via the Respondus iPad app. Chromebooks are not supported by Respondus.


Respondus Technical Support

Need help with Respondus? The following is a listing of support documents for Respondus:

Click here for the Student Quick Start Guide

Click here to search the Respondus Knowledge Base

If you cannot resolve the issue, you can submit a support ticket.

Note: Most public computer labs at SMCC have Respondus installed. If you find a PC that does not have Respondus loaded, please email the IT help desk to ask them to install Respondus.

Students can email the IT help desk here:                                                

Please indicate which lab and computer needs Respondus installed.