Blackboard Resources – Students


Respondus LockDown Browser is a locked browser that prevents you from accessing other applications on your computer while taking tests in Blackboard. You must download the browser before taking a test that requires it. Only download from the link provided.

Respondus Monitor is a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records students during online exams. When this feature is enabled for a test, you are required to use a webcam and microphone.  Note: This proctoring session will be recorded and can be reviewed if there is suspicion of cheating.

Overview Video

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students (2:24)

Quick Reference Documents

Student Quick Start Guide
Install Respondus LockDown Browser
Take a Test with Respondus LockDown Browser
Take a Test with Respondus Monitor


Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is an app in Blackboard used to check for original content. When uploading a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard:

  1. Close your file.
  2. Quit the program you used to create the file.
  3. Use the Firefox browser when uploading the file in Blackboard.

Upon a successful submission you will receive two confirmations. Confirm that you receive both:

  1. On-screen confirmation message.
  2. E-mailed digital receipt to your USC email address.