Using a Chromebook with LockDown Browser

 A Chromebook extension for LockDown Browser is required to use a Chromebook for quizzes and exams requiring the LockDown Browser with or without Monitor.

Installing the Chromebook Extension

  1. To install the new extension, click the regular [Download and install the latest LockDown Browser installation] link that is presented in the quiz. (DO NOT search for the app directly from the Chrome web store.)

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  2. Then select [Add to Chrome] to install the LockDown Browser Extension.

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  3. Click [Add Extension].

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  4. Pop-ups need to be enabled in Chrome:
    The Chrome browser needs to be configured to allow pop-ups from
    It is advised to manually input our website instead of allowing from all.

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Managed Chromebooks

Chromebooks managed by Lone Star College: Contact the IT Service Desk if encountering problems.

Chromebooks managed by ISDs: Contact your school help services.

Known Issues

Limitations and/or known issues with LockDown Browser for Chromebook include:

  • Pop-ups need to be enabled in Chrome for the server; otherwise, the student gets stuck on the Start Quiz page. LockDown Browser’s Calculator and Spreadsheet features aren’t currently supported.

  • The extended keyboard functions (for adding symbols and special characters) are not currently available.

  • LockDown Browser’s “Help Center” is currently unavailable, and there is no Live Chat support for students taking exams that require Respondus Monitor.

  • "Allow access to specific external web domains" option is currently not supported.