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Lockdown Browser & Respondus

This guide provides an overview and resources for using Lockdown Browser and Respondus.

Quizzes Overview


See the Canvas Guides on Quizzes for additional information. 

What is Lockdown Browser?

Lockdown Browser is a technology that is intended to replicate a proctored testing environment. When using Lockdown Browser, student cannot:

  • Print
  • Capture screen content
  • Access other websites
  • Access any other computer applications (e.g. saved documents. Microsoft Office, other internet browsers)

There are two perspectives when deploying Lockdown Browser:

1. Instructor View: set up a quiz in the LMS to be deployed using Lockdown Browser

2. Student View: provides instructions to students for downloading Lockdown Browser software on a computer. Canvas requires a manual launch, which means students must open Lockdown Browser first before they begin an assessment via Canvas or other platform.

  • Install custom browser from unique link supplied by instructor
  • Windows, Mac, or iPad ONLY
  • Or, use a lab computer with browser installed

Introduction to Lockdown Browser for Canvas