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Respondus Student Users Guide

Setup Steps for Hawkes Learning Users

If your instructor requires Respondus LockDown Browser®, you will see a note saying "Respondus LockDown Browser is required" after selecting your test from the To-Do List.

Respondus Lockdown is required screenshot

1. Install the Respondus LockDown Browser. 

Alternatively, you can select the WebTest on your Hawkes To Do list, then select the blue ‘Respondus LockDown Browser’ link that displays on the blue bar on the page, which will provide you with the installation link.


2. Complete a Browser Compatibility Check 

To ensure everything is set up correctly, please perform the following compatibility check.

 Sign into your Hawkes Learning account and select a WebTest that has been set up to require RLB.

 Press Check Your Browser and follow the onscreen instructions:

Check Your Browser Screenshot

If you have a compatible version of LockDown Browser already installed, you will see a "Congratulations!" message. If the link does not work, you will need to download and install a compatible version of LockDown Browser.


3. Using the Respondus LockDown Browser

Select the WebTest you would like to take from your Hawkes To Do List and select Launch LockDown Browser. This opens the same page in Respondus LockDown Browser. To begin the test, press Start or to begin reviewing the test, select the attempt.

Launch LockDown Browser Screenshot

Accessing the Scientific Calculator through Respondus LockDown Browser

If your instructor has enabled the calculator application within Respondus LockDown Browser, you will see a calculator icon in the top left corner of the browser.

Calculator function screenshot

When you click on the calculator icon, the calculator application will appear as shown below:

Respondus Calculator Screenshot