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


CURRENT USERS  - there was an update to your installed software, please be sure to run it! 

  • To check for updates - open Respondus, Click Help, then click Check for Update. If update is found - please, install it. 
  • If you are using Publish Wizard - For Edit Settings (box 1) - copy/paste this url: 
    • follow instructions for the rest of the settings.



An update to the LockDown Browser client for Windows has been released (version  This update includes a calculator fix, improvements for accented characters, improvements to the LockDown Browser Help Center, among other minor bug fixes.

Existing installs of LockDown Browser will NOT be auto-updated at this time. 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 

  • 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.