LockDown Browser/Monitor Instructions

Enable Respondus LockDown Browser

To enable the LockDown Browser in your quiz, please follow the following directions:

  • To access Respondus LockDown Browser in SLATE. Go to Assessments > Quizzes
    lockdown browser
  1. Click the LockDown Browser tab. This will take you to the LockDown Dashboard.
  2. Find the exam for which you want to add the LockDown Browser. Click the dropdown arrow next to the exam and choose Settings.
  3. The LockDown browser is not activated by default. To require it for the exam, click Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam. You have the choice to Require the Browser to view feedback and results.
  4. Add a password if you prefer. 
  5. Click the Advanced Settings for a few options, and click the Explain icon or see below for further details.
  6. Once you have chosen all your options, click Save and Close.

Advanced Settings: 

  • You can allow the student to use an iPad to write their exam. The app is available on the iTunes store.
  • Allow access to specific external web domains. This could include access to OER resources.
    • Note:  Please adhere to the specified instructions. For links to function correctly within the exam, they must be included both within the question and in the advanced settings.
  • Enable a calculator or the ability to print while writing the exam. 
  • Attach a document directly within the question. This will allow students to open the document in a new tab while taking the exam. Common document formats include Excel, Word, or PDF files. 
    • Best Practice:  Attach documents through the “Insert Stuff” tab in the HTML editor and upload them from your computer.

Enable Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor

Download the Respondus Monitor Quickstart Guide for Brightspace/SLATE and view the instructions forRapid Rollout for Instructors.

To access Respondus Monitor in SLATE. Go to Assessments > Quizzes

Click the Lockdown Browser Tab

You will see the Respondus Monitor in the far right-hand column.


To enable the Monitor. Click the Dropdown arrow next to the quiz name and choose Settings.

Click Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam. You have the choice to Require the Browser to view feedback and results.

Under Proctoring choose Require Respondus Monitor (automated proctoring) for this exam and you can start the StartUp Sequence and choose the options that best suit your exam. 


If the student has previously downloaded the lockdown browser and they have not updated it to a newer version. They might run into issues while writing the exam. Please ensure that all students have the current lockdown browser

  • Start the Lockdown Browser, click the “I” button (Windows) or “About” button (Mac) in the lockdown browser toolbar.
  • Depending upon the edition, the student can select “Check for Update” or “Check for Newer Version” to start the update process.