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  • Make sure students know, well in advance, that they must use Respondus LockDown Browser to take an online exam. This is particularly important if students are required to install LockDown Browser to their own computer. It’s recommended that you create a “practice exam” that requires the use of LockDown Browser.

  • It’s a good practice for instructors to preview the exam using LockDown Browser. The best approach is a direct log in with a valid student account in the course since instructor logins have different access rights. Previewing a quiz with a valid student account is an especially good idea if a quiz password is being used.

  • Once a Moodle assessment is started with LockDown Browser, the exam will appear in a fullscreen window and all other applications and links are locked down.

  • LockDown Browser will maintain the “locked” quizzing environment even if a question contains a link to another web page (which opens another, locked browser window). However, all links that may appear on the new web page will be blocked, so be sure the content that students must see is available from the initial, linked page.