Lockdown Browser

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LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system.

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Lockdown Browser review by Robbie S.
Robbie S.
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"Lockdown Keeps Your Online Testing Secure"

What do you like best?

A secure option for online test taking that helps ensure test validity. Having a separate, secure browser for testing that locks students into their test and prevents using online resources, such as Google, to cheat is a life saver.

What do you dislike?

Biggest issue I experienced was students failing to recognized the program was a separate browser that had to be accessed. Students would frequently try to access their test through regular browsers, or would think they needed to install the software though it was already present. Admittedly, this was largely due to our institution failing to train students properly, but I did regularly experience confusion on the fact that Lockdown Browser was a separate program that had to be accessed rather than an extension or plugin.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lockdown Browser is a great alternative for institutions looking for solutions for administering online test taking. The browser prevents users from accessing search engines and other sites that could compromise the validity of the test, and forces them to stay within the test.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Valid online test taking. Invaluable for online learning and administering tests remotely.

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Lockdown Browser review by User
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"Secure browser for online courses"

What do you like best?

The browser is reliable in securing the browser for the purposes of examination for online courses.

What do you dislike?

The browser tends to malfunction quite a lot. In using the software, downloading the it once should be sufficient to reuse in the future. However, every use seems to require a new download which is frustrating. Likewise, depending on the browser used, the software doesn't seem easily compatible with all. In that case, again, there seems to be glitches during the exam which can cause problems for the users who are unable to retake exams and may only get one chance for anything they do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The software has a great set up to ensure that students are using only one browser for online examinations. It also tracks and allows faculty to track student activities so that if glitches arise, they can be addressed. The platform itself can be improved for ease of use, compatibility with various browsers, and better functionality to start up and close when the lockdown is needed to be started and closed, respectively. Thus, with these improvements, this platform will be very useful in the online education realm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The browser's intention is to make it easy for users to lock their browsers and especially used in the setting of online courses that want to ensure that users are not cheating. While this is immensely effective, it can be modified so that it is also easier to use by the students.

What Other Education solution do you use?

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Lockdown Browser review by User in Real Estate
User in Real Estate
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"Browser Lockdown "

What do you like best?

I have used the Lockdown browser several times and as good as the idea is, it is very inconvenient and frustrating .

What do you dislike?

The things I dislike about it is how you have to download it in order to be able to use it. When using it, trying to close everything on your browser is frustrating because sometimes you have important tabs and windows open and to use the lockdown everything must be closed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to improve on the idea by adding possibility of taking over the screen without needing to close all windows and tabs and a exit button in case of lag or freeze of the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this as part of my studies and education and surveys sometimes . The problem as mentioned in the previous box, with downloading and closing everything is that is it slow, it freezes and locks the computer screen to the point of forcing a shutdown because you cant exit or access the task manager or anything.

Lockdown Browser review by Nathan S.
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"effective"

What do you like best?

Lockdown browser is an effective way to keep your students from cheating because it prevents them from accessing other platforms while taking a quiz.

What do you dislike?

There's no stopping the use of smartphones, so it doesn't solve all the problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cheating is the main problem it helps solve. It gives me some peace of mind, lets me at least use the computers to take tests.

Lockdown Browser review by Hanna O.
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"My Experience using Lockdown Browser"

What do you like best?

I like that it makes it easier to administer exams because then students aren't allowed to open any other tabs to potentially cheat. It is simple and easy for all of my co-workers and I to use.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about it, it works very well and it is easy as well as convenient to use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At my place of work we are reducing the amount of students who cheat on online exams, it is easier for our proctors to administer exams.

Lockdown Browser review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Lockdown Browser in Higher Education"

What do you like best?

Lockdown Browser provides a secure exam taking experience for students that verifies the integrity of the exam being taken by the student. It basically makes sure a student does not cheat on an exam given to then and taken by them online.

What do you dislike?

Students sometimes complain about having to use it to take an exam. And they sometimes have a few issues getting it up and going just realizing that they must use it in order to take their exam.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Contact Respondus and get them to demo their product for you and see if it is a good fit for your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a way to make online class students a way to take an exam without them having to have a live test giver present.

Lockdown Browser review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"LockDown Browser does a great job and easy to deploy. "

What do you like best?

That it restricts the ability to do anything else on a device. Also, it has the add on of Respondus Monitor for monitoring a student during an exam.

What do you dislike?

I with the Monitor add on had a few more features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

LockDown Browser is a great solution, especially when comparing prices. It may lack some features of other competitive solutions, but I would recommend LockDown Browser to a friend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assurance that students are not cheating and the ability to monitor a student if needed.

Lockdown Browser review by Ashanti B.
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"Does exactly what it is meant to"

What do you like best?

I like how you're practically forced to stay focused on the task at hand. You aren't able to access any other widgets, icons or toggle between screens when lockdown browser is in use.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, there are no flaws with the system

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a flawless product and you will not regretting getting it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Work productivity is increased with the help of lockdown browser.

Lockdown Browser review by User in Higher Education
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"Increase the security of online testing with Lockdown Browser"

What do you like best?

Lockdown Browser can integrate with Moodle, Blackboard, and Canvas making it a great tool to use in security online testing.

What do you dislike?

They could do better about updating Lockdown Browser. Sometimes they send a update out in the middle of a semester which causes students trouble using it in the classrooms until we have a chance to touch all the computers to update it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and see if it helps in controlling and securing online testing. Also make sure you keep it up to date.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is solving the problem of online cheating when a student takes a test either at home or in the classroom.

Lockdown Browser review by User in Computer Software
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"Average"

What do you like best?

The simplicity. It is also quick. You sit down, open it up, and you are ready to go.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes slow and often times crashes. You can't use it twice in a row which is also very frustrating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not bad if you're looking for something simple.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Lockdown Browser as a way to build tests for professors. The biggest benefit is being able to use it right away. You don't have to schedule a time or anything as you do with other test proctoring software.

Lockdown Browser review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Mediocre "

What do you like best?

Not many issues during the actual run of the lockdown.

What do you dislike?

Every time I try to run the application twice, it crashes the second time around and I have to redownload it in order for it to work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very simple.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with learning management systems such as Canvas. When faculty brings up issues regarding online exams, Lockdown Browser is a well received solution. One important benefit is that it's much simpler than other online testing options (like ProctorU which requires a proctor on the other end).

Lockdown Browser review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Great Concept, Difficult Implementation"

What do you like best?

I like its ability to lock down a browser (as stated in its name)

What do you dislike?

For schools with a number of devices (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc), it can be challenging to set up Lockdown Browser because all users may not have up-to-date systems, similar browser types, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Giving out online tests without allowing the tester to navigate outside the test.

Lockdown Browser review by Whitney G.
Whitney G.
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"Excellent for Tests"

What do you like best?

I like best that students can not access other sites

What do you dislike?

There isn’t much that i dislike about that this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cheating.

Lockdown Browser review by User in Banking
User in Banking
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"Lockdown Browser-University"

What do you like best?

It allowed students to take exams whitout the ability to cheat

What do you dislike?

It can be slow and a bit glitchy. It makes you give facial recognition which some people may be uncomfortable with

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it in a university for students to complete exams without being able to visit other sites. It prevented cheating.

Lockdown Browser review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Lockdown Browser review "

What do you like best?

Fairly easy to implement. Students seem to get the hang of it quickly.

What do you dislike?

Have been some issues with crashing. We have also had some students figure out a way around it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cheating on high stakes exams.

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