respondus lockdown browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that ensures a student’s desktop can only access a Canvas Quiz. It is based on the same system components and settings that make up Chrome browsers already installed on computers. Respondus LockDown Browser is both Windows and Macintosh compatible.

Laptops issued by Bryant, will already have the lockdown browser installed. For students using their own laptop, they will need to visit Laptop Central to have the software installed. When the student begins taking the quiz, the student is locked into the quiz until it is submitted for grading.

Respondus LockDown Browser prevents the student from:

  • Opening additional browser windows
  • Using other browsers
  • Accessing other websites
  • Opening additional applications or files
  • Using a printer
Note: We strongly recommend that instructors have a practice quiz so that students can be sure that there won’t be any issues with Respondus LockDown Browser during a graded exam.

Selecting quizzes to use lockdown browser

After creating a Canvas quiz (you most do this first!), follow these steps to enable lockdown browser on it:

  • Go to Course menu and click LockDown Browser.
  • Find the quiz in the listing and click the icon to the left of the quiz name.
  • Select Modify Settings or Settings.
  • Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  • IMPORTANT: Uncheck “Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results.”
    Canvas will not allow students to view their results “Immediately after completing the quiz” with this setting selected.

    Lockdown Browser settings window. "Require RLDB for exam" selected, "Require RLDB to view feedback and results" unchecked 

  • Select Save and close. The LockDown Browser column will now show Required for the quiz.

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