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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a secure browser for taking quizzes in Desire2Learn. It allows students to take a quiz, as designated in D2L, in a controlled environment. When students use LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another website/URL, or access other software programs. The LockDown Browser should only be used for taking D2L Quizzes and should not be used in other areas of D2L.

Respondus Campus-Wide

Respondus is a convenient tool for instructors to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Desire2Learn. Whether you are familiar with online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours of exam setup time by automating the question import process. With Respondus you can:

  • Create exams and assessments offline using a Windows computer.
  • Insert mathematical and scientific symbols using the Respondus Equation Editor.
  • Import and Export question from Desire2Learn.
  • Respondus Testbank Network offers thousands of publisher testbanks that instructors can use for free.

Respondus StudyMate Author

StudyMate Author is an engaging way to reinforce key concepts in a course by providing interactive learning activities and games, such flash cards, crossword puzzles, and challenge games. These types of activities encourage students to spend more time with course content because it doesn't feel like "learning" to them. Developing these types of educational games and activities has been made easy with StudyMate Author. This software tool helps instructors create ten Flash-based activities and games using four simple templates.

For support or questions on Respondus, instructors may contact the Learning Technology Center (LTC) for assistance. The LTC is located in McGraw Hall, Suite 120 and can be reached at 262-472-1004 or

Students with questions or concerns about the Respondus LockDown browser should contact UW-Whitewater D2L Support.

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