Respondus LockDown Browser™

The quizzes and/or exams in this course have been configured so that students may only attempt them using Respondus LockDown Browser™!

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a locked browser for taking quizzes and/or exams in C4ELink. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a quiz/exam. If a C4ELink quiz/exam requires that Respondus LockDown Browser™ be used, you will not be able to take the quiz/exam with a standard web browser. LockDown Browser should only be used for taking C4ELink quizzes/exams. It should not be used in other areas of C4ELink. (i.e. assignments)

Important! When using Respondus LockDown Browser™, you will only be able to take ONE quiz or exam during each sesson. To take multiple quizzes/exams, simply close Respondus LockDown Browser™ and re-launch the application between each quiz/exam.

How to Install and Launch Respondus LockDown Browser™?

If you do not have Respondus LockDown Browser™ installed, you will need to install it prior to taking any quiz or exam. Click the button below to install the software.

Operating System Miniumum Requirements:
Windows 7 (PC) or OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Mac)
Chromebooks are now supported only for users accessing their courses on C4ELink (

If you do not have Respondus LockDown Browser™ installed, the 'Check your LockDown Browser Setup' or 'Launch LockDown Browser' buttons will not be functional. Please be sure to first select 'Download LockDown Browser' and install the browser before utilizing these functions.

Please Note: Respondus LockDown Browser™ requires that you have administrator rights on your device. If you do not have administrator rights on your device, please contact the Connect For Education Support Team for an alternate version of the software.

Chromebook Users! Please use the following instructions:
1) Log into your Chromebook and start the Chrome browser. 2) Log into your course and navigate to a quiz/exam that requires LockDown Browser. 3) Click the link to download and install LockDown Browser. 4) From the Chrome web store, select 'Add to Chrome' to install the LockDown Browser Extension.

Please Note: If your course is hosted through your school's LMS platform (i.e. Canvas, Blackboard, D2L), you will unfortunately not be able to launch Respondus LockDown Browser while using a Chromebook. In this case, we suggest using an alternate device.

How to Take a Quiz Using Respondus LockDown Browser™:

  1. Close all programs, except the one used to connect you to the Internet.
  2. Log into your course and select the quiz/exam you wish to complete.
  3. Click 'Launch LockDown Browser.' (Depending on your browser, you may be asked to allow the link to open or select which program to open the link with).
  4. If prompted to close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging) choose 'Yes' when prompted. Or, close Respondus LockDown Browser™ and then close the blocked program before restarting.
  5. Once LockDown Browser launches, click 'Start quiz.'
  6. Once a quiz has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser™, you cannot exit until the "Submit all and finish" button is clicked.

Questions or problems?

For any additional questions or problems in relation to installation or use of Respondus LockDown Browser™, please feel free to contact the Connect For Education Support Team:

703-880-1180 x200