Q. Where do I get Respondus Lockdown Browser and how do I use it? (for faculty)


Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a secure browser for taking exams in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Canvas exam requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, students will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser.

Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for Canvas tests. It should not be used in other areas of Canvas.


How to Create an Exam with LockDown Browser in Canvas

  1. Log in to the online course using an instructor account.
  2. Make the LockDown Browser visible in the course menu from Settings and then the navigation tab.
  3. Authorize Respondus LockDown Browser for your class.
  4. Create and publish the quiz that you will use for the exam. 

  5. Locate LockDown Browser in the Course Menu and the Settings of the quiz that you plan to use LockDown Browser.

  6. Select “Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam” and if you know students using iPad, Select “Allowing Students with an iPad” option

Here is a link to see screenshots of each step. 


  • Last Updated Apr 17, 2020
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  • Answered By Carolyn Schubert

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