Using Respondus LockDown Browser at IU

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Respondus LockDown Browser, available for use in Canvas at Indiana University, is a secure browser tool that prevents students from accessing external resources during proctored assessments administered in testing centers and computer labs. While taking assessments using LockDown Browser, students are unable to print, copy, go to other web pages, or access other applications. Once students start their assessments, they are locked into them until they submit them for grading.

For fully online assessments that require proctoring, consider using Examity.

LockDown Browser displays assessments in full-screen windows; students cannot exit or minimize their assessment windows, switch tasks, or access other applications until they submit their assessments for grading. Additionally, LockDown Browser blocks or disables:

  • Print, Print Screen, and capturing functions
  • Copying and pasting content to and from assessments
  • Messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications
  • Right-click menu options and function keys
  • Browser menus and toolbar options (except for Back, Forward, Refresh, and Stop)

Instructors: Setting up LockDown Browser for use with a quiz in Canvas

  1. Create a quiz in Canvas. For more about quizzes in Canvas, see the Quizzes documentation in the Canvas Instructor Guide.
  2. In the course navigation on the left, click LockDown Browser. (If you don't see LockDown Browser, it may be hidden; to display it, use the instructions in the How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links? Canvas Guide.)
  3. Next to the quiz title, click the menu icon ( Respondus LockDown Browser menu button), and then select Modify Settings.
  4. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam (and other options, as needed), and then click Save and Close.
    Do not enable Respondus Monitor for your quiz; enabling Respondus Monitor will make your quiz inaccessible to your students. Although Respondus Monitor options appear on the LockDown Browser settings page, this companion service is not included as part of IU's institution-wide license for Respondus LockDown Browser.

Students: Using LockDown Browser for a quiz in Canvas

  1. Download and install LockDown Browser from the Respondus Download LockDown Browser page.
  2. When installation is complete, launch LockDown Browser. It should redirect automatically to the IU Canvas home page.
  3. Log in with your IU Network ID username and passphrase, navigate to the appropriate quiz, and then click Take the Quiz.
  4. When you are finished and ready to submit the quiz for grading, click Submit Quiz.

Getting help

For more about LockDown Browser, see the following online resources:

At IU, if you need help setting up or using LockDown Browser, contact your campus Support Center.

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