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Note for Students: The Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) software in SacCT was changed to begin automatic updates starting on May 30, 2014. If you are prompted to update your version of LockDown Browser you MUST update it or you cannot use the software to take a test.
For assistance in updating the LockDown Browser software, please see Respondus LockDown Browser: Run Updates and Take an Exam (PDF).
Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a customized browser that increases the security of online testing in SacCT. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another website, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a SacCT assessment requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, the assessment won't be accessible with a standard Web browser.
Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking assessments in SacCT. It should not be used in other areas of SacCT or to visit other websites.
Note: This software works only with Internet Explorer (Windows) and Safari (Macintosh) browsers.
To avoid last-minute problems, it’s strongly recommended that Respondus LockDown Browser be installed and tested well before students are expected to use it for an exam. If students are installing Respondus LockDown Browser to their own computers, we suggest that you create a sample quiz where the sole purpose is to confirm whether students have successfully installed the Respondus LockDown Browser and understand how to use it for taking a test.
Due to the limited use of the Alt, Ctrl, Function, and Option keys while Respondus LockDown Browser is running, which limits the functionality of assistive technologies used by students with disabilities, we recommend you NOT require students with disabilities to use Respondus LockDown Browser for assessments. If a student with a disability requiring the use of an assistive technology to access content online is enrolled in your course, you should establish a plan to provide the student an equal alternate form of access to take assessments, such as taking the assessment in the Testing Center and/or creating an alternate assessment that does not have the LockDown Browser restriction.
To learn more about what you can do to make your instructional materials accessible, contact the Instructional Materials Specialist at 278-2847 and visit the Instructional Materials Accessibility Checklist webpage.
Last updated: August 7, 2014