Downloading Respondus LockDown Browser (Windows)

This guide will demonstrate how to download the Respondus Lockdown Browser software, which is required for taking exams that require Lockdown Browser or Monitor

In order to download Respondus Lockdown Browser, you must have administrative rights to the computer you are using.

This guide is for downloading Respondus LockDown Browser on Windows 11, 10, or 8.1. For other installations, such as Mac, iPad, or Chromebook, see additional guides in this series.

Important Note: Each institution that licenses Respondus Lockdown Browser has a version of the browser that is unique to that institution, and automatically directs learners to the institution's learning management system login page. If you require Respondus Lockdown Browser for one of your courses, do not perform a web search for the Lockdown Browser installer. Please follow the instructions on this page for installing the Lockdown Browser on your computer. If you get another institution's login page, or if your credentials do not work to log in, it may be the case that you have downloaded another institution's version of the Lockdown Browser.

Downloading the LockDown Browser from the Institution Page

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1. Select the Institution Page.

2. Select Software Download Center.

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Select Download LockDown Browser.

Downloading the LockDown Browser

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Select Install Now.

You will now be taken to a Respondus site where you can download the software. The website will automatically detect the type of computer you are using, so you will be assured that you are downloading the correct version of the software. This link also has an informational video about using Lockdown Browser.

To begin downloading and installing the software, click the Install Now button. You will then be prompted to save the file on your computer, then you can open the file and follow the prompts to install the software.

Saving the Installer Package

You will now be asked to save the installer package on your computer. Select a location to save the package and click the Save button.

Opening the Installer Package


Open the folder in which you had saved the installer package, and click on the installer package

If your Windows 10 PC prompts you back to the Microsoft Store when you try to run the installer, your computer may be running "in S Mode." Please see the Respondus Troubleshooting guide if you suspect this issue. 


Windows will ask you if you wish to allow the application to make changes on your device. Select Yes to continue.

Installing the LockDown Browser Software

Windows10 [Running]

The installer will ask you to select a language for the software. Select the desired language option and click Next> at the bottom to continue.

Software License Agreement

Install Respondus LockDown Browser

You will now be presented with the software license agreement. You can choose to print the agreement for future reference. Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click Next> to continue the installation.


Windows10 [Running]

You will receive a notification that the installation process has been successful. Click Finish to exit the installer.

Once you have completed the installation, the application can be found in either of the following locations

  1. A program shortcut will appear on your desktop
  2. The program can be found under the Start button > All Programs > Respondus > Respondus LockDown Browser

Having trouble? See the Troubleshooting guide for Respondus.