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How to Update Lockdown Browser [Complete Guide]

How to Update Lockdown Browser

This article will give you a detailed procedure on how to update Lockdown browser. Lockdown browser is an actual web browser like chrome, safari. This is a unique web browser because it can ‘Locks’ a user’s system whilst they are taking an online exam or quiz.

While using this browser you will not be able to go to another URL, or to print or copying anything, or access to other applications such as email, screen-sharing, messaging tools, etc. Lockdown Browser is an application which protects the reliability of online exams.

How to Update Lockdown Browser

If you want to know how to update Lockdown Browser on Mac; follow these steps.

  1. Open the Respondus lockdown browser application.
  2. Select “About” button from the toolbar.
  3. Click on Check for Newer Version.
  4. Now follow the instructions which are displayed on-screen to update and run the patch.

How to Update Lockdown Browser on Windows:

  1. Open the Respondus lockdown browser application.
  2. Click on “i” from the toolbar.
  3. Click on Check for Newer Version.
  4. Now follow the instructions which are displayed on-screen to update and run the patch.

If the ‘Check for Newer Version’ on your Respondus lockdown browser application does not recognize the latest version, it is because maybe you are relatively using pretty old version of Lockdown Browser. It would be better if you do a full re-installation.

 So after re-installation you will be able to see the latest version of Respondus lockdown browser on “about” (Mac) or “i” (Windows) button on the toolbar. Follow the steps mentioned below to install Respondus Lockdown Browser.

How to download Respondus lockdown browser

To download Respondus lockdown browser on our device you should have a particular link for your institution as links are institution specifics. You just can’t scroll down and download from anywhere.

  1. Click on the Download Installer link for my Students.
  2. Choose Run to open the Respondus Lockdown Browser Installer.
  3. That will takes you to the website.
  4. Then you are supposed to select the operating system like Windows or Mac.
  5. Then click on Install button.
  6. Accept the terms and hit next

Your installation is complete. You’ll be able to see it on our desktop or else you can go to windows and search for Lockdown Browser in the search bar.

What is the latest version of Lockdown Browser?

When you click on “About” on windows toolbar you’ll be able to see the latest version. So the latest version of Lockdown Browser for Windows is 2.0.6.07. This version includes support for symbol keyboard improvements, Canvas new Quizzes and security improvements.

When you click on “i” on Mac toolbar you’ll be able to see the latest version. So the latest version of Lockdown Browser for Mac is 2.0.7.01; this consists of a repair for displaying PDFs and other negligible improvements.

How to Uninstall Lockdown Browser

How do I know I have to a update Lockdown Browser?

click on Check for new version. You will be able to see the latest version of Respondus lockdown browser on “about” (Mac) or “i” (Windows) button on the toolbar.

Can I cheat on Lockdown Browser?

No. You will not be able to go to another URL, or to print or copy, or access to other applications. However, some students try to cheat by utilizing the Monitor function which does not have access to webcam.

How does Lockdown Browser detect cheating?

Respondus Lockdown Browser has an automated proctoring service which uses student’s webcams to record students during online tests or quizzes and can automatically detect behaviors that could indicate cheating.

Can canvas detect cheating?

Yes. Canvas can detect cheating if students uploads assignment which shows academic dishonest, either by copying from others or impersonation.

Will Lockdown Browser support my device?

Respondus Lockdown Browser does not work on Chromebooks, Android devices, and PCs with Windows 10 in S mode.

Written by Veditha

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