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About the Pearson LockDown Browser

The Pearson LockDown Browser prevents students from opening applications or other browser windows while they are taking tests or quizzes online. The LockDown Browser is available only for tests or quizzes.

For example, when taking a test using the LockDown Browser, students cannot navigate away from the assignment and cannot open a desktop calculator. (You can, however, allow students to use a calculator available from the LockDown Browser.)

Learning aids are not allowed while students are taking a locked-down test or quiz, but you can edit the assignment settings to allow learning aids while students are reviewing the test or quiz.

You should not assign questions using StatCrunch on locked-down tests or quizzes. The LockDown browser blocks popup windows in StatCrunch.

 

CollapsedSetting up the LockDown Browser

 

CollapsedUsing the LockDown Browser on your school's networked computers

 

CollapsedCopying courses with locked-down tests

 

CollapsedUsing the LockDown Browser with the JAWS screenreader

 

See also:

Choose assignment settings for tests and quizzes

The Edit Course wizard

Modify IP address restrictions for assignments

Remove IP restrictions

Restrict all tests and quizzes in your course

Restrict tests and quizzes to specific IP addresses