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Respondus Lockdown Browser - Instructor

Using Respondus LockDown Browser - Instructor

Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of online testing in Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to take a Canvas test, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading. The list below highlights the features of Respondus LockDown Browser.

1. Modified Toolbar - the condensed toolbar includes only Forward, Back, Refresh and Stop functions.
2. Test Mode - tests are shown full-screen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until submitted for grading.
3. Disabled Controls - all printing, keystroke combinations, screen grab, function keys, and right-click menus have been disabled.
4. Links - links to other web servers will open in a new, secure window and prevent browsing beyond that page.
5. Blocked Features & Applications - the Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed.

Preparing a Test

1. Create the Quiz in Canvas.  The quiz does not need to be Published to do the LockDown Browser settings.
2. Click the Lockdown Browser link in the Course Menu.

LockDown Browser Link in Course Menu

3. A list of all Quizzes appears in the Dashboard tab.  Also listed is whether each quiz currently requires LockDown Browser or Proctoring (aka Monitor, an optional feature that utilizes students' webcams to record them as they take the quiz.)

LockDown Browser Dashboard showing status of quiz
4. To change the setting for a test, click the ActionLink to the left of the title of the test.
5. Choose Settings.

Using Menu to Select Settings
6. Choose Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam. Other options are then available, including the option to use Monitor to record the students as they take the quiz.
7. Click Save + Close to apply the settings.

Changing the settings to require LockDown Browser




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