LockDown Browser is a customized web browser that prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If an instructor has set up online exams or assessments in Blackboard to require that LockDown Browser be used, the exam won't be accessible with a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. Instead, students must use a computer that has the LockDown Browser software installed, and when they launch it they will be taken directly to FAU’s Blackboard login page to access and complete the test. Once students begin the assessment they will be locked into it until the student submits it for grading.
The LockDown Browser software has been installed in most FAU instructional and open labs. Students wishing to take an assessment requiring LockDown Browser from their own computer must first install the software. For installation instructions, demos/tutorials or to learn more about LockDown Browser visit http://www.fau.edu/oit/blackboard/lockdown_browser.php.
To view available training sessions visit http://www.fau.edu/oit/training.