Canvas: How to enable Respondus LockDown Browser for a quiz

This KB explains the step-by-step process associated with enabling Respondus LockDown Browser for a Canvas quiz.

Respondus LockDown Browser locks down the test environment to help prevent students from cheating. It is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications or visit other websites during an online exam. **Note: Respondus Monitor is no longer available at UW-Stout.**

To enable Respondus LockDown Browser, please follow these steps:

  1. Open your course in Canvas and select LockDown Browser from your Course Navigation bar. 

  2. Find the quiz/exam that you want to apply Respondus LockDown Browser and click on the drop down. 

  3. Select Settings.
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4. Under Lockdown Browser Settings, click on Require Respondus Lockdown Browser for this exam to enable LockDown Browser for the quiz/exam. 

5. Under Advanced Settings, you can also choose to Require LockDown Browser to view post-exam feedback and results, which means students will need to go into Respondus Lockdown Browser to view quiz results. You can also select Lock Students into browser until exam is completed to prevent students from exiting LockDown Browser before the exam is completed. By NOT selecting this setting, a student is able to exit the browser if their Internet connection fails or there is an emergency. A student will be warned twice before being able to close the browser. The student will also be prompted to enter a reason for exiting the exam early. The student's response will be available to the instructor from the LockDown Browser Dashboard.

6. Select any other permissions you would like for the quiz, and then hit Save + Close

7. On the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard, you will see the status change from "Not Required" to "Required" once LockDown Browser has been enable by itself. You will also notice the quiz name within Canvas has changed as well with the words Requires Respondus LockDown Browser appended to the end. 
LockDown Browser Dashboard

KeywordsUse Respondus LockDown Browser in Canvas, Respondus, Lockdown   Doc ID91174
OwnerLexi S.GroupUW Stout
Created2019-04-18 10:36:12Updated2023-08-29 15:05:49
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