Knowledge Base
Are Chromebooks compatible with LockDown Browser?

LockDown Browser for Chromebook is available to 1) K-12 schools that, 2) have purchased a LockDown Browser license, 3) use school-wide mobile device management for their Chromebooks, and 4) have an enterprise license of Canvas, Schoology, or Blackboard Learn. We are offering LockDown Browser for Chromebook only to K-12 institutions at this time.  LockDown Browser for Chromebook is not available to Higher Education institutions, nor to K-12 institutions that have dual enrolled students needing to take exams at colleges and universities.

 

LockDown Browser uses a Chrome Extension that can only be run in kiosk mode. Instructions for deploying the Chromebook edition of LockDown Browser are available from the administrator area of Respondus.com. 

Once the LockDown Browser app is installed, a student can launch it by selecting “LockDown Browser” from the “Apps” link located on the login screen.

If this is the first time LockDown Browser has been run on the device, the user will be prompted to enter their institution name, and then select it from the list shown.

This is a one-time process; on subsequent exams, users won’t be required to select their institution.

Note that LockDown Browser is also available for Windows (version 7 -10), Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite and higher), and iPad tablets (iOS 7+).