New Respondus Lockdown Browser Features Auto-Update in July

Students using Win/Mac must install to gain this feature

The July update to the Windows and Mac versions of Respondus LockDown Browser will feature a new Auto Update function that starts when the application opens. 

To optimize the test proctoring experience, students must make sure they are using the latest version of RLDB before taking a Blackboard test if the secure browser is required. Prior to this new update, the check had to be manually completed and installed. The new feature will automatically check for updates and install them to ensure students are using the latest version.

NOTE: The July update must be manually installed for students to benefit from the auto-update function moving forward. Students must run the "Check for newer version" tool to download and install the update.

  • For Windows users, start RLDB, select the "i" button from the toolbar. The version will be displayed and you can also click on "Check for Newer Version." The new version for Windows is
  • For Mac users, start RLDB and then select “About” from the toolbar. The version will be displayed as shown above, and you can click “Check for Update" to see if a newer version is available. The latest Mac version is

Alternatively, students can run a fresh install using the UMBC-specific download link

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Posted: June 28, 2021, 4:13 PM