As a school district, you can decide what applications are allowed while using LockDown Browser. Only a district level data administrator will have access to see this option. If you have this access, you will navigate to the Assessment tab in Aware. You will see Configure LockDown Browser in the bottom left corner.
Note: Students will not be able to switch between the test and other applications at will. Any whitelisted applications will run in the background behind the testing window. For example, students may participate in a Zoom conference with their teacher but will not be able to switch to the Zoom application to view the video.
Once you click on this option you will see the menu below. You can currently add up to ten applications to the whitelist. If you click on Add New Whitelist Item then you will need to enter the correct application name.
Application names are specific to the operating system on which LockDown Browser is running. For Windows systems, the application name will typically end with an extension such as .exe, whereas MacOS systems will not. For example, to whitelist Zoom on Windows, you need to enter “zoom.exe”. To whitelist Zoom on MacOS, you need to enter “us.zoom.app”. It is important to note that if your district has both operating systems in use, you will need to enter both the Windows and MacOS entries.
To find the correct process name to whitelist in Windows, launch the application that you would like to add to the whitelist, then launch the Task Manager and use the text from the “Name” column in the “Details” tab. For MacOS, launch the application you would like to whitelist, then launch Activity Monitor and use the text in the “Process Name” column.
Lab administrators can find the download links to install in a lab setting on this same configuration page.
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