LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the exam environment within specific learning and assessment systems. When LockDown Browser is used during an online exam, you are unable to go to other URLs, switch applications, take screenshots, copy questions or print. It essentially locks you into the exam until it’s submitted for grading.
Important: This application can only be used with certain learning systems and ONLY if your instructor has enabled the use of the “iPad edition” of LockDown Browser for the exam. If your instructor hasn’t enabled the use of the iPad edition of LockDown Browser, this application will NOT be of use to you.
While LockDown Browser isn’t the most exciting app available, it does make online assessments possible. And, hey, you can download it for free.
This is NOT a limited-feature version and there are NO advertisements of any type.
- Minor bug fixes
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It ruins AP exams
Because of distance learning, college Board requires AP students to download this app for the exams. While I was taking a practice exam(I was on question 43 out of 60), I was randomly kicked out of it and brought back to the sign in screen. It at first didn’t bother me since I usually get kicked out of practice test on the college board site, however, because I had the LockDown browser open, I was not able to login again. I also couldn’t use the home button or the power button either, so I was stuck on the sign in screen. I spent 20 minutes stressing out because I had other assignments I had to work on. I had to fully shut down the IPad to exit out of the frozen screen. While I was able to access my other applications now, it still didn’t allow me to finish my practice exam. I had to ultimately email my teacher so I don’t get points take away for not completing this assignment. I partially blame this on college board as well since I get kicked off of practice test all the time. I really hope this situation does not happen during the actual test and ruin my chances of passing.
NOT a joke review like almost everyone. Not only did it say something was disabled and "test can't be delivered." What does that even mean? Is this a pizza? But it also didn't even let me close the app afterwards. I gave up trying to get the test to start so I tried closing the app. A screen popped up and said I needed a password to exit even though there wasn't one and I couldn't even shut down the iPad so I could close the app. I found a way to hard restart but it took a while to find out how to do that and this app makes a huge deal out of me just wanting to exit the app. Atleast add the functionality of being able to power off the iPad. It works on pc though but my review is based on this app in particular. On pc it makes a huge deal out of me wanting to exit and says your teacher will know don't exit like I should worry about that? I bet my teacher wouldn't even care because I like exiting tests and coming back later and that shouldn't be a big deal.
A bit laggy, but overall helpful
As a student, I feel that this app could be worse. It has never failed me personally, and I generally don’t have any problems with it. With all the fake reviews, it’s hard to find a legit review, so I’m giving it to you. The largest problem that my classmates have dealt with is their tests not loading, and that was because they had their VPN on. Others complained about the program lagging, and I’ve experienced that to, it’s not as bad as they make it seem. This app has reduced cheating in my school, to the dismay of my classmates, but it is beneficial.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.