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Step by step guide

To set up a test in Blackboard that requires students to use Respondus LockDown Browser, follow these steps:

  1. To activate Respondus Lockdown Browser on a Blackboard Exam, you must first have the exam deployed in your course.
  2. Next, you must make sure the the Respondus Lockdown Browser tool is available in your course.
  3. To do so, go to the Control Panel and click Customization > Tool Availability.

  4. Locate the Respondus Lockdown Browser tool, and click the checkbox to make the tool available.

  5. Click Submit to save this setting.
  6. Next, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus Lockdown Browser.

  7. Now that you are in the tool, any deployed exams will be listed.
  8. Click the menu to the left of the Exam you want to set up, and click Settings.

  9. This will bring up the option to enable Lockdown Browser for this particular exam.

  10. If you would like students to provide a password for the exam, you will enter the exam password in the appropriate box.
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    Even if you do not enter a password on this page, Respondus will autogenerate a password on the Blackboard Test Options page. This password tells the system that Respondus is required for this test; if you delete the autogenerated password in the Test Options page your Respondus test will not work and students won’t be able to take the test.

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    If you see a password like the one shown above in your Blackboard Test Options, do not delete it. Your test will not work in Respondus without this password.

  11. This screen is also where you can enable Respondus Monitor.

  12. Click Save and Close.

Be sure to instruct your student to choose Missouri State University - Blackboard SaaS as the server when they are prompted. If they do not do this, it is likely that their screen will lock on them.


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