Respondus Lockdown Browser
Instructors are encouraged to schedule a consultation and training session before using Respondus Lockdown Browser. Please submit a request through the Help Desk to schedule a session.
For more detailed “how-to” articles about Lockdown Browser, refer to the list of articles for instructors on the knowledge base.
What is Respondus Lockdown?
Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks the testing environment within Canvas by restricting access to other webpages, applications, and keyboard shortcuts while students are taking a test. Lockdown also suspends messaging, screen sharing, and screen capture services while the exam is active. Enabling Respondus Lockdown for one of your exams prevents test takers from using a standard browser to access that test.
Note: Lockdown does not include monitoring features. If your assessment requires proctoring, ProctorU Record+ may be a better option.
Recommended Use Cases
Respondus Lockdown is typically used in assessment labs, classrooms, and other monitored environments. When used with Canvas’s built-in exam restrictions, Lockdown can provide a suitable assessment environment for unproctored exams. Implementation examples for Respondus Lockdown include:
- Use with exams administered in the classroom.
- Use with low to medium-stakes exams and quizzes.
- Use with Zoom or Google Meet running on students’ mobile devices to administer instructor-proctored exams.
- Use as a “back-up” option for students who don’t meet ProctorU’s technical requirements.
Refer to the provided sample syllabus information if you would like to include information about Respondus Lockdown in your syllabus.