To install the LockDown Browser, you can click on the link that says, “[Download Respondus LockDown Browser]”, on the quiz details page, or by visiting Clicking the link will open a new browser tab or window with information about LockDown Browser and a button that says "Install Now". Click on the "Install Now" button to begin. The web browser you are using will determine how you proceed from this point. Some browsers give you the option to “run” or “save” the download and some only give you the option to save. If you get an option to “run” it, select that option. Otherwise, click “save”, go to your “Downloads” folder to locate a file that has a title that starts with LockDownSFX, and double-click on it to start the installation. Mac users will also need to download the file to their “Downloads” folder and double-click on it to begin the installation.


When the installer begins, click on the button marked, “Install LockDown Browser”. Select your language and click “Next”. Read and accept the terms of the license agreement and click “Next”. Click “Finish”. LockDown Browser should now be installed. If you encountered any problems during the installation, please contact the eLearning Department for help. 

Now that you have LockDown Browser installed, this article will help you understand how to use it. 

Please note: This information is intended for students of Great Falls College Montana State University. If you are a student of another college, university, or school that uses Respondus LockDown Browser, please either contact your school’s Information Technology Department or Respondus with any questions, concerns, or support issues related to Respondus LockDown Browser.