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Canvas - How do I enable Respondus Lockdown Browser for Chromebooks?

Respondus has a beta Chrome extension for students that use Chromebooks. See the directions below for activating and limitations.

Steps to add to your quiz

To set up a quiz in Canvas that requires students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebooks, follow these steps: 

  1. Create a Quiz in your Canvas course.
  2. From the Course Navigation in Canvas, select Respondus LockDown Browser. 
  3. If this is the first time selecting it, you will need to authorize the app. 
  4. The next page will have resources. At the bottom right click Continue to LockDown Browser.
  5. A list of wquizzes in the course will be displayed. 
  6. Click the arrow  to the left of the quiz title and select Settings. 
  7. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  8. Select Avanced Settings. 
  9. Check Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook. 
  10. Save + Close. 
  11. When you are finished with the settings and save, the quiz will have Requires Respondus LockDown Browser added to the title. 
Screenshot of settings

Chromebook limitations/known issues

  • Quiz passwords (specified via the "optional password" field in the LockDown Browser Dashboard) aren’t currently supported
  • The “Early Exit” feature in LockDown Browser isn’t currently supported
  • LockDown Browser’s Calculator and Spreadsheet features aren’t currently supported
  • The extended keyboard functions (for adding symbols and special characters) isn’t currently available
  • (Canvas) When using “New Quizzes,” students currently encounter a warning that the browser can’t open this page (this can be ignored)
  • LockDown Browser’s “Help Center” is currently unavailable
  • "Allow access to specific external web domains" option is currently not supported
  • (Canvas) “Google Chrome OS can’t open this page” error will occur.


If you need assistance with creating a quiz using LockDown browser email us at If you are having browser issues or trouble taking quizzes, contact Respondus Technical support directly

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Keywords:proctor, proctoring, quizzes, classic quizzes, LTI, integration   Doc ID:108997
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2021-02-11 11:09 CDTUpdated:2021-09-27 10:10 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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