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

Download Respondus LockDown 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.

Student Quick Start Guide

Info for Faculty

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

Upcoming Respondus Training Webinars

For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at 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 (note: you may have to log-in using your DU email and password to see the resources page).

Respondus Monitor
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 or 303-871-2084.