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Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When using Respondus LockDown Browser to take a test, you will be 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.

Instructions for Faculty:

Faculty members must enable an advanced setting that permits specific students to use a screen reader application with LockDown Browser.

Instructions to do so are found here.

For additional Accessibility Resources and JAWS demo links

For accessibility support on this tool, contact:

Megan O’Rourke M.A., M.S., COMS Coordinator - Assistive Technology Services

Instructional Designers Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Phone: 417-836-8813

Phone: 417-836-3059



For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk