Secure Browsers: LockDown Browser for Windows and Macintosh

If you're using a Chromebook or an iPad, see this page instead.

In an online testing environment, some school districts may require students to use a secure web browser when taking a Star assessment. If this is required in your school, Star assessments have been designed to work with LockDown Browser.

It is the responsibility of your school district's IT department to make sure LockDown Browser is installed on the necessary testing computers and to ensure it is kept up-to-date.

If you are not sure if your district requires the use of a secure browser, please contact your Star or Renaissance administrator.

The Student Experience

Students will use their regular web browser to log into Renaissance; once they select a tile to begin a Star assessment, LockDown Browser will open in a new window, and they will take the assessment in that window.

Once the assessment is complete, LockDown Browser will close.


Windows

  1. Go to https://downloads.renaissance-go.com/securebrowser/index.html and select Windows Download to download the installer. It will be in a zip folder: LockDownBrowserLabOEM-MSI (MSI for managed install).zip.
  2. Log in as a local administrator with full rights. (WindowsControl PanelUser Accounts"user account"Change your account typeAdministrator).
  3. Unzip the folder and run the installer inside it (Respondus LockDown Browser Lab OEM.msi).
  4. Accept all the default prompts to install the browser.
  5. Go to your desktop and double-click the browser icon to start LockDown Browser.

Macintosh

  1. Go to https://downloads.renaissance-go.com/securebrowser/index.html to download the installer. It will be in a zip folder: InstallLDBOEM.zip.
  2. Log in as a local administrator with full rights. (In System PreferencesUsers & Groups, the user account must have "Allow user to administer this computer" enabled.)
  3. If the downloaded file did not automatically unzip, locate InstallLDBOEM.zip (usually in the Downloads folder), and double-click the file to start Archiver and unzip the file.
  4. Locate the installer package (Install Respondus LockDown Browser OEM (x64c).pkg) and double-click it to start the installer.
  5. Accept all the default prompts to install the browser.
  6. Go to FinderApplications and double-click the browser icon to start LockDown Browser.

Questions? Need Help?

If you have questions or need help with the installation, please use Live Chat, call (800) 338-4204, or email us at answers@renaissance.com.


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