Respondus for Faculty

Requesting Access to Respondus Lockdown Browser

To request access to Respondus Lockdown Browser, please complete and submit the following form:

Request Respondus For Your Course (For Faculty Only) 

Once your request is received, if this is your first time using Respondus Lockdown Browser, a consultation appointment will be scheduled, after which you will be given access to Lockdown Browser for your course. Instructors who have previously used Respondus Lockdown Browser do not need a consultation and their courses will be activated within 3 business days of request receipt.

What are instructors’ responsibilities when using Lockdown Browser?

Instructors are responsible for the following:

  • Providing Respondus Lockdown Browser system requirements to students in their syllabus
  • Implementing and coordinating contingency plans in case of system failures (this includes requesting, distributing, and returning loaner laptops).  Please submit your request for assistance to
  • Configuring Respondus Lockdown Browser exam settings
  • Creating and verifying all students have successfully completed a Respondus Lockdown Browser practice quiz prior to course exams

How can instructors get help with Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Requesting help during exam

Instructors and students may experience technology issues during an exam that prevent or inhibit students’ ability to take their quizzes or exams. If this occurs, instructors are responsible for immediately executing their contingency plan so that students can complete the quiz or exam.

Affected students should contact Nursing-IT after their exam to schedule an appointment to troubleshoot their issue. Once a Lockdown Browser issue is confirmed through troubleshooting, Nursing-IT will open a case with the software vendor for resolution. If it is determined that the issue is due to student hardware or software, IT will refer students to authorized service centers for their device.

Requesting assistance from Faculty Support Services

The School of Nursing Instructors Support Services group is available to assist instructors in reserving, distributing, and returning loaner laptops as part of a instructors contingency plan for on campus, online proctored exams. If you would like to utilize their services for your Respondus quizzes and exams, please submit your request for assistance to Include the date, time and location of your exam and the number of laptops you would like to reserve in your message.

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