ODE Help Desk

LockDown Browser on iPad


To get started, visit the App Store on your iPad and download the Lockdown Browser app from Respondus Inc.

Enabling “Guided Access” on your iPad

Before using the Lockdown Browser you will need to enable “Guided Access” on your iPad.

  1. Go to your Settings App
  2. Tap Accessibility then scroll down and tap, “Guided Access”. You will need to turn this feature on and set a passcode.

Note: Guided Access is a feature that allows the iPad to remain on one app until a passcode is entered. This is usually used in a classroom environment where the instructor needs to keep all students in one app. Therefore (although not ideal for this situation) you will need to set up a passcode to let yourself out of the Lockdown Browser after taking your quiz.

Setting up the Lockdown Browser

  1. The first time you open Respondus Lockdown Browser on your iPad you will be asked to give the app permission to use your microphone and camera. You MUST allow these in order for the browser to work.
  2. Search for our school by typing in University of Michigan - Flint. As you type, suggestions will appear below. Click on our school.
  3. Next you will need to select the correct learning system: Bb @UM - Flint

Now you can log into Blackboard, find your course, and navigate to your quiz. Once you begin, you will be prompted to capture a picture of your face, student ID, and a video of your surroundings.