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Respondus Secure Testing Products

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are tools to improve security for online testing.

Rapid Rollout of LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor for Instructors

Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is a customized browser that secures a student's testing environment within Blackboard. If an instructor requires LDB for a test, students will not be able to access the test with any other browser. Once they begin taking the exam, students' computers are temporarily locked down. Printing and screen capture are disabled, Task Manager is inaccessible, and assessments are displayed full screen. Students are unable to use copy/paste, browse to other websites, or access unauthorized programs and files on that computer until the exam has been submitted.

How do I begin using this service?

LockDown Browser is integrated with Blackboard and can be added as an exam requirement by toggling a simple setting. Students will need to download and install the browser from a link provided on KUMC's Blackboard Welcome page.

For more information about LockDown Browser, please contact Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) at (913) 588-7107 or


Respondus Monitor adds an additional layer of security by providing automated proctoring using a student's own webcam.

It records and analyses student exam sessions and flags suspicious behavior for instructor review. If a student leaves their computer, if they turn their face away from the screen, if another person comes into view, etc., the exam will be flagged.

The instructor can access audio and video of the student's testing session to determine whether testing integrity may have been violated.

Note: Respondus LDB and Monitor can only be used with Blackboard tests.

How do I begin using this service?

If you are interested, please contact your school's technology liaison to get started:

School of Medicine
Douglas Adams, SoM Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-6062
School of Nursing
Nellie Modaress, SoN Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-7341
School of Health Professions
Sonny Painter, SHP Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-5532

Last modified: Aug 19, 2020