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You may have one or more students in your class that use Chromebooks.  While neither Respondus nor ITS officially support Chromebooks, Respondus has developed a Chrome extension that will allow students to take Respondus exams on them.  This tool is in beta, which means it may not work correctly, and Respondus and ITS can only provide limited support.  

Additionally, the following tools are not supported.  If your test relies on one or more of these, please contact the Library for a loaner laptop.

  • Calculator
  • Spreadsheet Tool
  • Special Characters (Note: you can still type these characters with your keyboard or copy/paste)


Enabling Respondus for Chromebook is simple.  Go into the Respondus area for your class, enable Respondus for a test (see our full article for details), and click on Advanced Settings.

Advanced Settings Menu

Then, check the box next to "Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook (beta)".

allow students checkbox


Click Save + Close at the bottom, and students will be able to use Chromebooks on that test.  You must repeat these steps for each test/quiz that you'd like them to take using Chromebooks.

If this didn't resolve your issue:

or call (757) 594-7079