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Include This in Your Syllabus: Tech Requirements for Student Exams


Will your course require the use of the Respondus LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor for online quizzes? If yes, please advise your students of the following technological requirements for a successful quiz experience: 

  • The Respondus Lockdown Browser – download link. This web address is unique to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Microphone – use a built-in or external mic with a USB plugin.
  • Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari even if a different browser is normally used. Visit the Adobe Flash Player Install for all versions webpage.
    To install: 
    • Step 1- select your operating system,
    • Step 2 – select the Flash Player version labeled Mac for Safari and Firefox.
  • Make sure you have a stable broadband internet connection throughout the quiz. Wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • Note: Chromebooks are not supported by Respondus LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor.

Use this sample language to include in your course syllabus or in a course announcement: Testing Using Respondus.