Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Download the Browser
This link is unique to DU. The browser won’t work if it is downloaded from a different link.
Info for Students
The first time you take a quiz that requires this, you will be directed to a link to download the browser. You must then start up the browser, log back into Canvas, and take the quiz.
Info for Faculty
Note: Respondus LockDown Browser has a new look! Read on for new instructions (updated August 2019).
To set up a quiz in Canvas that requires students to use LockDown Browser, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the quiz has been deployed in the Canvas course. (How to Create a Canvas Quiz)
2. From the Course Navigation in Canvas, select LockDownBrowser.
3. A list of quizzes in the course will be displayed.
› Quizzes labeled with Required require students to use LockDown Browser.
› Quizzes labeled with NotRequired do not require students to use LockDown Browser.
4. To change the settings, select Settings from the context menu to the left of the quiz title and select the desired option.
You may additionally require that LockDown Browser be used to view quiz feedback and results.
Optionally you may create an access code that students must enter to start the quiz. LockDown Browser will prompt students to enter the instructor-provided code before proceeding with the quiz.
For more detailed information and descriptions of Advanced Settings, see the Instructor Quick Start Guide.
Training for Faculty
For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at email@example.com or 303-871-2084.
Other Respondus Products
Respondus 4.0 Quiz Builder (Windows Only)
Respondus Quiz Builder is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. For more information, see the Respondus Resources portfolio page.
Respondus Monitor builds upon the LockDown Browser integration, and uses a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. For more information, watch the overview video.
If you are interested in using this fully automated proctoring solution, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-2084.