How To: Take a Quiz using Respondus LockDown Browser


If your instructor requires the use of Respondus LockDown Browser to take a Canvas quiz, a particular browser must be installed on your computer before taking the exam. 

When using the Respondus LockDown browser to take a Canvas quiz, students are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close an exam until it is submitted for grading.

Important Note: Respondus LockDown browser won't work with Chromebooks, and you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser.


Log in to Canvas

Navigate to your course and click on the quiz that Requires Respondus LockDown Browser. You will see "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" in the title.

Image of a Quiz with requires Respondus LockDown Browser outlined

Next, click on the "Take the Quiz" button.

On the next screen, click on the "Download Respondus LockDown Browser" link.

Note: Each school has a unique Respondus LockDown Browser link; therefore, you have to download Respondus LockDown Browser from that link inside the quiz, or you will not be able to take the exam. 

Image with the link to Download Respondus LockDown Browser outlined

A new tab will open on the same browser that you are currently using with information on how to download the Respondus LockDown Browser.

You can watch this video: Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students to learn how to use and download the Respondus LockDown Browser.


Installing Respondus LockDown Browser

Click on the "Install Now" button and follow the prompts on the screen to complete the process.

Respondus LockDown Browser must be installed on each computer being used to take a Canvas quiz that requires Respondus LockDown Browser. 

Image showing the button Install now outlined to install Respondus LockDown browser

Make sure you close down all other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) before installing the Respondus LockDown Browser.

Open the installer and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.


Taking a Canvas Quiz

Click on the "LockDown Browser" icon.

Respondus LockDwon browser icon

Note: You will be required to close all programs and browsers on your computer before you can access the Canvas quiz; therefore, always choose "yes" when prompted to close a program or a browser. 

After all programs and browsers are closed, you will be prompted to log into your Canvas course. 

To start taking your Quiz with Respondus LockDown Browser, navigate to the quiz and select the "Take a Quiz" button.

Once a quiz has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the "Submit Answers" button is clicked.


Visit the Respondus Support Page for additional support. 


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