Can an iPad be used to take a LockDown Browser exam? (instructions for students)
Posted by Scott Maxwell, Last modified by Arie Sowers on 27 August 2020 08:14 PM
The iPad Edition of "LockDown Browser" available from the Apple App Store enables a student to use an iPad to take exams that require LockDown Browser. However, your instructor must first select a setting that permits the use of iPads for the exam and your school's learning management system must be compatible. The LockDown Browser iPad app is not compatible with Sakai LMS servers. All Sakai users will need to use a computer with a compatible operating system. More details can be seen here.
A student should follow these steps to take an exam with the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser.
1. Download and install the "LockDown Browser" app from the Apple App Store to the iPad. (Requires iOS 11 or higher.)
For Blackboard Original Course View, Canvas Classic Quizzes, and some Moodle instances:
For Brightspace, Blackboard Ultra, Canvas New Quizzes, Schoology, some Moodle instances, and ALEKS users:
If you do not see the above confirmation message, but rather see a message that says your instructor has not enabled the use of a tablet for your exam, you will need to use LockDown Browser on a Windows or Mac computer.
4. Once you click "Yes" to confirm "app self-lock,", you will see a message confirming that your iPad is now locked to LockDown Browser.
5. After you submit the exam, you'll see confirmation that your iPad is no longer locked to LockDown Browser.
6. You can now either take another exam, or exit the LockDown Browser app.
It's important that you don't start Apple's Guided Access feature (by triple clicking the home button) and then enter LockDown Browser. If you do, you'll see this warning message at the top of LockDown Browser.
You should immediately triple click the home button and exit Guided Access before proceeding with your exam. If you do not, you'll see this error message when trying to start your exam:
You can permanently disable Guided Access on your iPad by going to "settings" > "general" > "accessibility" > "guided access"