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Canvas - How do students download Respondus LockDown Browser for quizzes?

Instructors have a link in Canvas to set up the Respondus LockDown Browser for quizzes. Students do not see this and need to download the browser by navigating to the quiz it's associated with and downloading. This only needs to be done once.

How to download Respondus LockDown Browser for Mac or PC

  1. Log into Canvas and navigate to the quiz you will need to use this for (it will say in the name -Requires Respondus LockDown Browser)
  2. Select Take the Quiz
  3. You will be directed to Download Respondus LockDown Browser from the link provided. 
  4. This will take you to the download page, which should default to your device. If not you can switch between Windows and Mac in the left column.

    install respondus page

  5. Then select Install Now. 
  6. Complete the process of downloading the browser. 
  7. Once finished, you will navigate to your desktop to find Respondus LockDown Browser and take the quiz.

How to add Respondus Lockdown Browser Extension for Chromebooks

  1. Log into Canvas and navigate to the quiz you will need to use this for (it will say in the name Requires Respondus LockDown Browser)
  2. Select Take the Quiz
  3. You will be directed to the Chrome web store to add the Lockdown Browser Extension. Students can not search for the app directly in the web store. They have to go through the link in Canvas. 
  4. After the extension has been added, you may need to close all your tabs and go back into the quiz to successfully take it. 

The instructor does need to turn on the Chromebook option in the Lockdown Browser Settings for students to be able to use Chromebooks. 


Need access to a practice quiz? 

If you instructor does not have a practice quiz set up and you want to download the browser ahead of time, self enroll in this Canvas Student Orientation course. On the bottom of the home page is a module with the practice quiz that will take you through the steps to download, or re-download if you need to update the browser. 

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Keywords:quiz, download, LTI, integration   Doc ID:98655
Owner:Stephanie S.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-03-11 10:16 CDTUpdated:2021-06-24 10:06 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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