Available for Faculty/Students

To obtain the latest version, use the " Check for Update" feature or run the full installation program.  For more information and to submit a ticket go to

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard.  Download Respondus Lockdown Browser for use with TAMU-CC.
Important: please review these instructions if you need to use the Lockdown Browser with multiple institutions.

  • When students use Respondus LockDown 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. Available for both Windows and Mac.

TAMU-CC computer labs have Respondus LockDown Browser installed. 

To use Respondus LockDown Browser with Blackboard courses, the instructor would need to:

  • designate exams to be taken through LockDown browser.
  • instruct students to access Blackboard through LockDown browser.

Available to Faculty Only

Important Note: After Aug 31, 2019, instructors who haven't yet updated to Respondus 4.0.8 will need to reinstall the Respondus 4 Campus Wide application. This is becuase users will no longer be able to start earlier vesions of Respondus 4 to use the Check for Update feature.

Users of current versions may continue to use the "Check for Update" feature in the Respondus 4 Campus Wide application, or performing a full installation.

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your course in Blackboard.

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