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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the quizzing environment within Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser to access an assessment, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Students are locked into an assessment until it is submitted for grading.

Respondus LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. The Windows edition and Mac Edition of the browser is based on Google’s open source Chromium framework. Students do NOT need Google’s Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that’s already installed.

LockDown Browser is not intended to replace the browser used by faculty or students within Canvas. LockDown Browser is only intended for use by students while taking assessments that have been prepared for use with LockDown Browser.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor™ © is a companion product for LockDown Browser for higher education institutions that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving the institution’s learning management system.

Getting Started Videos

System Requirements for Respondus LockDown Browser

Operating Systems
  • Windows: 10, 8, 7. Details
  • Mac: MacOS 10.12 or higher.
  • iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. Details
Memory
  • Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
  • Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive
Browser Requirements

LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Both the Windows edition and the Mac edition of the browser are based on Chromium, Google’s open source framework. Students do NOT need Google’s Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that’s already installed.

System Requirements for Respondus Monitor

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7. Details
  • Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher.
  • iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. Details
  • Web camera (internal or external) & microphone
  • A broadband internet connection

Instructors

Instructor Quick Start Guides

Watch the Overview Video

Learn How To Prepare An Exam

Information to Add to Your Syllabus

The sample wording can be used in your course to explain that students must use LockDown Browser and a webcam (Respondus Monitor) for their online tests.

Download text in Word file from Respondus website

Download Respondus Browser

Instructor Training Webinars

Register for a free training webinar on LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.


Students

Student Quick Start Guides
Watch the Overview Video

Respondus LockDown Browser


Respondus LockDown Browser Resource Center


Respondus Monitor Resource Center


Respondus Technical Support