Lock students into Browser and Early Exit
Select this option to prevent students from exiting LockDown Browser before an exam is submitted for grading. A password can be entered to enable a proctor to close the browser during an exam.
We do not recommend using this option outside of a proctored environment.
If this option is left deselected, and if a student attempts to exit the browser during an exam, they will encounter the following prompt:
If the student selects Close the Browser, the student is required to enter a reason for exiting the exam early.
The date and time the student exited the exam, as well as the reason provided by the student, is reported to the instructor from the LockDown Browser Dashboard.
The number on the content menu shows new instances of a student exiting the exam early.
To view the Early Exits:
From the content menu, select Review Early Exits.
Instructors can then view the Early Exit information including student name, date and time, and the student's reason for their Early Exit.
The Lock Students into the browser until exam is completed setting doesn't apply to the LockDown Browser iPad app. Due to the design of Apple's Guided Access, a student cannot be prevented from exiting the exam by triple clicking the HOME button and exiting Guided Access. If an instructor checks the setting, iPad users can still leave the exam by exiting Guided Access. However, this exit will be shown in the LockDown Browser Dashboard with the following: "Student exited guided access during exam (iPad)".
LockDown Browser iPad app
The iPad Edition of "LockDown Browser" (available from iTunes) enables a student to use an iPad to take exams that require LockDown Browser.
Instructors must select the appropriate setting for each exam that permits students to use an iPad.
Screen readers can now be used with LockDown Browser. The security level of LockDown Browser is lowered when screen readers are used. To address this, the instructor must enable a setting that permits specific students to use a screen reader application with LockDown Browser.
We are currently investigating the screen reader functionality.
By enabling this option, instructors can enable a standard or scientific calculator on the Lockdown Browser toolbar.
This selection enables a print button on the LockDown Browser toolbar which allows the exam screen to be printed.