WebAssign: How do I install & test WebAssign LockDown Browser on Windows?

This guide consists of three parts to help you install and test WebAssign LockDown Browser OEM on Windows.

  • Part I: System Check
  • Part II: Install WebAssign Lockdown Browser on Windows 
  • Part III: Test WebAssign Lockdown Browser

Part I: System Check 

Cengage web-based learning platforms require broadband internet access and supported web browsers and plugins. Before installing WebAssign check the following:

  • System Requirement:
  • Supported Browsers:
Make sure to check the system requirements through:  http://https://webassign.net/manual/student_guide/common/system-requirements.htm
  • System Check:
Use the browser check tool to see if you need to update your browser or install missing plugins: https://ng.cengage.com/static/browsercheck/index.html
Note: If you are using Google Chrome, Flash will always be disabled since it is not supported.
  • Browser Settings:
Configure the following settings in your web browser: https://webassign.net/manual/student_guide/common/browser-settings.htm.
  • Bowser Plugins:
Some content and tools might require the following browser plugins: https://webassign.net/manual/student_guide/common/browser-plugins.htm

For WebAssign Student Help, go to https://webassign.net/manual/student_guide/introduction.htm.

Part II: Install WebAssign LockDown Browser on Windows

Step 1: Go to https://webassign.com/instructors/features/secure-testing/lockdown-browser/ to install WebAssign lockdown browser.

Step 2: Download the software 

Step 3: Follow the steps below to install WebAssign Lockdown

  • Click Yes.


  • Click Next.


  • Click Finish.


Part III: Test WebAssign Lockdown Browser

Step 1: Go to https://webassign.com/instructors/features/secure-testing/lockdown-browser/ to Test WebAssign lockdown browser.

Step 2: Click on Test Lockdown Browser Installation.


Step 3: Click on Open LockDown Browser OEM.

Step 4: Click Yes.


Step 5: Click on Click here, as shown below.

Note: To verify that the WebAssign LockDown Browser has been successfully installed, you should be able to click the button below and close the WebAssign LockDown browser.