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This guide will walk faculty through setting up the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to allow on campus students to take the test with the Lockdown Browser but without the Monitor, while requiring remote students to take the same test with the Monitor engaged.

This guide assumes knowledge of deploying iLearn tests and working knowledge of how to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser.

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Engaging the Lockdown Browser and Monitor [back to top]

Once the test has been created and deployed, with all the test options set up, and you are ready to engage the Respondus Lockdown...


Step 1: Visit https://ilearn.aus.edu/ . Once the page is loaded you will need to log in using your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Go to "Tools" list, Choose "LockDown Browser".

Click on the arrow as shown below.

Step 3: Click on “Tools”.

Step 4: Click on “LockDown Browser (right click, and open link in a new tab)”.

Step 5: Click on “Install Now”.



Students taking exams in LockDown Browser may encounter issues installing or executing the application.  If the deadline for an exam is near and you are experience issues, we suggest using another computer with LockDown Browser.

The minimum system requirements for using LockDown browser is available through this link

Below are some of the most commonly reported issues, causes and resolutions.

Issue 01 - LockDown Browser is not opening

Cause: LockDown Browser installation may be corrupt or running in an inconsistent state

Resolution #1:

It’s possible some programs may be interfering with LockDown Browser.  Try closing all programs on your computer (other than those used to connect to the internet) prior to launching LockDown Browser. This includes programs which are executed during start-up and deemed non-essential. Don’t disable wireless/network connection.

Resolution #2:

Open Google Chrome and clear the cache.  Step-by-step instructions for clearing browser cache can found through...

The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal and blog entries, and discussion posts. The My Grades page may include item names and descriptions, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor's comments and feedback.
Access My Grades

There are three way to access your grades in Blackboard:

In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click My Grades. In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click Tools and then My Grades In the upper right click your name to access the Global Navigation Menu. Click the My Grades icon.           

View Grade Details

If you access My Grades from the Global Navigation Menu, you see grades for all your courses. On the left side of...


Step 1
Turn on the Attendance Module in your course site.

If you are unfamiliar with the Attendance module, you can get a full description of Blackboard’s Attendance module’s functionality here.

Step Two
Edit or create the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions that will record attendance to the Attendance module in your course site.

Additional Notes
Attendance cannot be connected retroactively.  If a session has already begun or is in the past, attendance data can no longer be automatically updated for this session into your Blackboard course site.  Future sessions (and future recurring sessions) can be edited to enable attendance tracking.

You can also see who attended, and their time and connection issues,...


You will continue to use the same AUS ID (b000xxx/g000xxx) and password to log into your alumni email as well (same as ilearn and Banner). If your password does not work, you can do two things:

If you were previously enrolled to the password station (https://passwords.aus.edu) you can reset it yourself by visiting the website.  You can get your Alumni information by sending an email to [email protected]. You could also call the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, 06-5152100. 

Please make sure to include your AUS ID number, phone number and an alternative email address for us to contact you.


What is Respondus?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a browser which increases the security of test/exam delivery in Blackboard (iLearn). When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, you are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once an assessment has started, students are locked into the assessment until it is submitted for grading. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor support the integrity and invigilation of a student taking an online exam. The following videos tutorials will explain and demonstrate how to use Blackboard (iLearn) and Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to conduct your exams remotely.


How do i set up Lockdown Browser?

The following video shows the steps needed in order to set up Lockdown Browser so you can take an online exam.


Step 1: Sign onto the computer. Double click the Lockdown Browser Lab Icon on the Desktop. It will look like the icon shown below.

Step 2:  Sign into iLearn.

Step 3: Accept the "Privacy Cookies and Terms of Use".

Step 4: Choose your Class from your courses, click on the content area where the exam is waiting for you, and click on the exam itself.
Step 5: Click Begin on the exam.

Step 6:  Enter the password.

Step 7:  To Submit your exam, you must be on the last question on the exam, then click on “Save and Submit”.


If you encounter an Access Denied error, click Cancel. You may then continue your exam normally. If you clicked Login instead of...
Upon encountering a connection issue during an exam contact the IT ServiceDesk WhatsApp https://wa.me/97165154900 or WhatsApp number: +971 6515 4900 using your cellphone or call +971 6515 2121  In the WhatsApp communication state the following information: Student name Student ID Name of the course instructor Course code/number (e.g. WRI102) and section number (or CRN) Exam Title (Name of the test in iLearn) Date/Time of the incident The browser being used (Lockdown browser, or other browsers) A short description of the problem you are facing including any specific steps that produced the error or the issue Screenshot or photo of the error (if applicable) The IT service desk will attempt to resolve the situation. Please note that in the case that the connection problem is due...

Quizzes & Exams

Tests and quizzes are used to assess your mastery over course content and objectives. Your instructor assigns point values to each question. Your answers are submitted for grading, and the results are recorded in the Grade Center. You can view your grades in My Grades when your instructor makes them available to you.

You can find tests in a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder.

Take a Test:
You should always expect that you will be in a computer lab when taking a test or quiz on iLearn. Some instructors might allow students to take some self assessments or quick revision quizzes on their own.

Your instructor lets you know when a test is available and where to find it in your course. Before you begin, make sure you have a strong internet connection. A wired connection may be more reliable than a wireless connection. If...