Respondus LockDown Browser

Northampton Community College licenses Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB), which is a custom Internet browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard.  This product prevents students from being able to print, copy, visit different websites, or access other applications such as instant messaging when taking an online test within Blackboard.

If you are an instructor who assigns proctored or non-proctored online exams (unit, midterm, final) within Blackboard, you need to enable these exams so students can only complete them using RLDB. The institutional use of RLDB will help protect the academic integrity of high-stakes, online assessments.

On this page you will find documents & videos to help you & your students use RLDB.
If you need assistance, please contact Instructional Technology staff at

Subpages (2): BITS RLDB Important Notes