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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for Windows, Mac and iOS.


Respondus LockDown Broswer Instructor Video Tutorials

Overview   Preparing an Exam


Other Resources 

Instructor Quick Start Guide

Student Quick Start Guide

Basic Troublshooting Steps for Faculty and Students (New)

Lockdown Browser and Monitor System Requirements


Steps For Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

The following steps and resources will help you begin using LockDown Browser and Monitor.

1.  Provide Student's Installion Link for LockDown Browser

Provide your students the installation link for LockDown Browser and Monitor. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Link

2.  Provide Student's System Requirements for using Monitor 

Use Respondus Monitor for non-proctored exams.  Students can check their computer before using Respondus Monitor. System Requirements

3.  Turn on the LockDown Browser setting

Use the following guide to enable LockDown Browser only. LockDown Instructor Quick Start Guide 

4.  Provide An Overview for LockDown Browser and Monitor for Your Students

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Respondus LockDown and Monitor


5.  Use Respondus LockDown in Canvas to view student webcam videos

Use the following guide to view student webcam videos. View LockDown Browser Webcam Videos


For further student resources, direct students to the Online Learning page.