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Using LockDown Browser for a Quiz


What is LockDown Browser and how do I use it? 

What is it?

LockDown browser is a browser that prevents students from looking up other resources on a computer while taking a test. 

Students will need to install the browser on their personal computer, or use an on campus computer lab. The only way to download the browser on a student machine is to have a link within a quiz that requires it. If you think your students will install the browser on their personal computer, we recommend setting up a zero point practice quiz using the steps below at the start of your class.

This page has more information on the tool.

How do I use it?

  • Build a standard Canvas quiz using these guides or by reaching out to the Center for Faculty Excellence.
  • Open the Settings page on your course from the bottom of the left navigation.
  • Select the Navigation tab along the top and make sure Lock Down Browser is listed as visible.
  • Click LockDown Browser from the left navigation. 
  • Find the quiz you created and click the box to the left of its name.
  • Click Modify Settings.
  • Select the radio button for "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam"
  • Click Save and Close


For additional assistance, please contact the Technology Support Center at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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