Testing Integrity

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor?

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.

Building on the LockDown Browser technology, Monitor uses a student's webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. It uses a student's webcam to record and analyze student exam sessions

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Faculty

This 3-minute video shows how LockDown Browser works within Canvas courses. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another website, or access other applications.

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students

This 2-minute video provides an overview of how LockDown Browser works for students.


How to prepare a Canvas Quiz for use with LockDown Browser?

This 2-minute video shows how to prepare a quiz for use with LockDown Browser within Canvas courses.

Instructor Training for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

This 60-minute video includes a comprehensive training on both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.


Can an iPad be used to take a LockDown Browser exam?

  • The iPad Edition of "LockDown Browser" available from iTunes enables a student to use an iPad to take exams that require LockDown Browser. However, your instructor must first select a setting that permits the use of iPads for the exam and your school's learning management system must be compatible.
  • Instructions for students using iPad Edition of LockDown Browser.

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