What is the LockDown Browser Lab Edition?
Posted by Respondus Support

There are two types of installers available from the Administrator Area of Respondus LockDown Browser. The “Student Edition” for Windows requires the user to have administrator rights in Windows to install, update and run the browser. The "Student Edition" for Mac requires the user to have administrator rights on Mac to install and update, but not to run. The "student edition" of LockDown Browser is distributed to students for installation to their own computers.

If you manage a computer lab at your institution and have a license for LockDown Browser, we strongly recommend installing the “Lab Edition” of LockDown Browser on all lab computers. The Windows and Mac Lab Editions of LockDown Browser do not require users to have administrator rights in order to execute the application. Also, automatic updates are not enforced with the Lab Edition of LockDown Browser. This keeps the client application updated on students’ computers, while allowing lab managers the convenience of updating the browser on their own schedule.

For more information, please refer to this article.