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Canvas - How do I enable Respondus Lockdown Browser for Chromebooks (beta)?
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:
- Create a Quiz in your Canvas course.
- From the Course Navigation in Canvas, select Respondus LockDown Browser.
- If this is the first time selecting it, you will need to authorize the app.
- The next page will have resources. At the bottom right click Continue to LockDown Browser.
- A list of wquizzes in the course will be displayed.
- Click the arrow to the left of the quiz title and select Settings.
- Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
- Select Avanced Settings.
- Check Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook (beta).
- Save + Close.
- When you are finished with the settings and save, the quiz will have Requires Respondus LockDown Browser added to the title.
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.