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Canvas - How do I enable Respondus Lockdown Browser?

With Respondus Lockdown Browser, students cannot: print, copy, or go to another website—everything is locked down until the exam is submitted for grading.

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

  1. Create a Classic Quiz in your Canvas course (New quizzes do NOT currently work with LockDown Browser).
  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 Classic quizzes in the course will be displayed. 
  6. Click the arrow  to the left of the quiz title and select Settings. 
  7. After you select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam additional settings will be available. 
  8. When you are finished with the settings and save, the quiz will have Requires Respondus LockDown Browser added to the title. 

Advanced settings

  • Allow access to specific web resource within a quiz. When creating the quiz, link directly in your quiz question. 

    1. Go to LockDown Browser tool
    2. Settings of quiz> Advances Settings
    3. Allow access to specific external web domains (commas between web resources, do not use www)
      If website is not enabled in these settings, students will only have access to the one page/article that is linked. 

Tips & Tricks

  • Respondus LockDown Browser can only be used with Classic Quizzes. 
  • Students have a one-time installation of LockDown Browser, they will download this directly from the quiz. 
  • There is a Help Center at the top of browser students can access if they are having difficulties during the quiz. 


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   Doc ID:98612
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-10 12:01 CSTUpdated:2020-07-22 13:49 CST
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