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What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB) is a secure internet browser application for taking quizzes in Desire2Learn (D2L). It allows you to take a quiz, as designated in D2L, in a controlled environment. If your instructor has set a quiz to require that RLDB Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser.

The RLDB Browser can only be used for taking D2L Quizzes. It should not be used in other areas of D2L.

Where can I use Respondus LockDown Browser?

  • If you are using your own computer, you will need to follow the instructions below to install the RLDB before you can take a quiz.

  • Note: LockDown Browser is not supported on Chromebooks.  Please consult your instructor if you wish to use the iPad version of RLDB.

Taking a Quiz with Respondus LockDown Browser

  1. Inside of your Desire2Learn course, navigate to the quiz you need to take.

  2. If you do not have LockDown Browser installed, click on Download and Install the latest version of LockDown Browser.  You can also download it directly from:

  3. Click on the Launch LockDown Browser link.  This will automatically launch the LockDown Browser and take you directly to the start quiz page.

  4. After clicking the button, your browser may prompt you with a box asking for permission to open Respondus LockDown Browser.  Check the Always Open box and then click on Open or OK (Wording may vary based on your browser).

  5. Click on Start Quiz.

  6. Once a quiz has been started, you cannot exit until the Submit Quiz button is clicked.

Reporting Problems

If you have problems downloading, installing, or taking a quiz with Respondus LockDown Browser, contact D2L Support.