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Password Required - Click this link to view instructions on how to begin an exam using the Respondus LockDown Browser when your Instructor requires a password.

Password Not Required - Click this link to view instructions on how to begin an exam using the Respondus LockDown Browser when your Instructor does not require a password.

We apologize for the images on this page. Due to the Respondus LockDown Browser not allowing other applications to run, quality screen shots could not be obtained. The images you see are photos taken with a Smartphone.

Password Required for Respondus LockDown Browser Assessment

Please follow the below listed instructions for beginning an exam using the Respondus LockDown Browser when your Instructor requires a password to be used in order to gain access to the exam.

  1. Launch the Respondus LockDown Browser application.
  2. At the Blackboard Learn login page, login using your Ferris ID and password. These are the same credentials that you use when logging into MyFSU.
  3. Click on the course link to enter the course.
  4. Navigate to the link that your Instructor has created for starting the exam from within the Respondus LockDown Browser, and click on it.
  5. You should see the Begin page in a new, smaller sized window. Please review the instructions on this page before taking the quiz/exam, then click on one of the Begin buttons located in the top right or bottom right corners of this window. Please see the below screen shot for an example of this window.
  6. You will then be presented with the Enter Password window, as seen in the below screen shot. Future references to this window will be made with "Enter Password window".
  7. In the password field of the Enter Password window, type the password that your Instructor has provided in the Password field, and then click one of the Submit buttons located in either the top right or bottom right corners of the window. When typing your password, dots or asterisks will appear in place of the characters that you enter.
  8. After clicking the Submit button, you may or may not see a small window appear and then disapper. It really has not disappered, but rather it is hiding behind the Enter Password window. To view this smaller window, we will call this window the "Password Pop-up window", place your mouse on the top edge or corner edge of the Enter Password window until the mouse pointer turns into a double pointing arrow. Click and drag to make the Enter Password window smaller until you can see the Password Pop-up window. Below is an image of what the Password Pop-up window looks like, with the Enter Password window being down sized.
  9. In the Password Pop-up window, select the "Yes, the password is:" option, and type the password in the field to the right, and click the Continue button. After clicking Continue, make sure there is not another Password Pop-up window on the screen. If there is, repeat this step again and click Continue. Do this for as many Password Pop-up windows that you see. This can occur if you click on the Submit button more than one time in the Enter Password window.
    Example of multiple Password Pop-up windows.
  10. The Password Pop-up window closes. Now you will need to do the same thing outlined in Step 8 above, only this time make the Enter Password window larger. Click the Submit button to begin the exam.

Password Not Required for Respondus LockDown Browser Assessment

  1. Launch the Respondus LockDown Browser application.
  2. At the Blackboard Learn login page, login using your Ferris ID and password. These are the same credentials that you use when logging into MyFSU.
  3. Click on the course link to enter the course.
  4. Navigate to the link that your Instructor has created for starting the exam from within the Respondus LockDown Browser, and click on it.
  5. You will see the Begin page in a new, smaller sized window. Please review the instructions on this page before taking the quiz/exam, then click on one of the Begin buttons located in the top right or bottom right corners of this window. Please see the below screen shot for an example of this window.
  6. You will then be presented with the Enter Password window, as seen in the below screen shot. Future references to this window will be made as "Enter Password window".
  7. Leave the password field blank, and then click one of the Submit buttons located in either the top right or bottom right corners of the window.
  8. After clicking the Submit button, you may or may not see a small window appear and then disapper. It really has not disappered, but rather it is hiding behind the Enter Password window. To view this smaller window, we will refer to this window as "Password Pop-up window", place your mouse on the top edge or corner edge of the Enter Password window until the mouse pointer turns into a double pointing arrow. Click and drag to make the Enter Password window smaller until you can see the Password Pop-up window. Below is an image of what the Password Pop-up window looks like, with the Enter Password window being down sized.
  9. In the Password Pop-up window, select the "No" option, and click the Continue button. After clicking Continue, make sure there is not another Password Pop-up window on the screen. If there is, repeat this step again and click Continue. Do this for as many Password Pop-up windows that you see. Multiple Password Pop-up windows can display if you click on the Submit button more than one time in the Enter Password window.
    Example of multiple Password Pop-up windows.
  10. The Password Pop-up window closes. Now you will need to resize the Enter Password window to make it larger. Notice that a password has been entered in the Password field here. Leave this password entered in, and click the Submit button to begin the exam.

Last updated: 02-15-2013