What is Safe Exam Browser (SEB)?

Safe Exam Browser is a customised web browser, available for Windows (7, 8.1, 10), macOS (starting 10.7, recommended 10.11 or newer) and iOS (9.3.5 or newer). The application must be downloaded and installed on the device that you use to attempt your StudentWeb quiz. 

  • You will only be able to attempt the quiz if they are using Safe Exam Browser.
  • The browser window won't have a URL or search field and back/forward navigation and reload can be disabled.
  • Safe Exam Browser cannot be closed until the quiz is submitted.
  • Switching to other applications is disabled by default.
  • Shortcut keys such as Win+Tab, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+F4, Print Screen, Cmd+Tab are disabled. 
  • Taking screen shots is disabled.
  • The clipboard (copy/paste) is cleared when starting and quitting Safe Exam Browser.
  • The browser context menu (right click menu) is disabled.
  • Your teacher may allow specific web sites to be accessible during an exam.
  • Spell checking and dictionary lookup may be disabled.

Setting up the safe exam browser

Watch the video instructions on how to setup the safe exam browser.

Step by step instructions

Step 1

Download the Safe Exam Browser at the bottom of your assessment task.

You are advised to do this one week prior to the exam. 

DO NOT Download the Safe Exam Browser configuration file.


  • It is important to note that the you only need to download Safe Exam Browser once.
  • Microsoft Teams can remain on in the background during the entire exam.  

Step 2

Launch the Safe Exam Browser and attempt and submit the quiz. Once finished you must terminate the session by selecting the terminate button on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Last modified: Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 3:09 PM