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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
School of Nursing
Nellie Modaress, SoN Educational Technology Liaison
School of Health Professions
Sonny Painter, SHP Educational Technology Liaison

Teaching and Learning Technologies

University of Kansas Medical Center
Teaching and Learning Technologies
Mail Stop 3034
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
TLT-EdTech: 913-588-7107,
TLT-Media: 913-588-7326,
TLT-Testing Services: 913-588-1471,