How to take a quiz in Respondus LockDown Browser?

  • Open the designated quiz in Canvas
  • At the initial screen, if the you do not have the most current version of Respondus LockDown Browser, you will be prompted to download the app (It works for Windows or Mac computers—not most Chromebooks or cell phones--the compatible operating systems are Windows: 10, 8, 7; Mac: MacOS 10.14 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10; and iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only)). 
  • Once the app is loaded, an icon will appear on the computer monitor entitled “LockDown Browser” and it is shaped like a globe with a padlock on it.  Mac users may launch "LockDown Browser" from the Applications folder in Finder.
  • The user should then close out of all applications and web browsers, click on the icon and they will be directed to the Canvas quiz.
  • (NOTE:  Students should not go to their Start menu and type “Respondus” or “LockDown” in that because it does not go to the Canvas quiz; instead, it just opens the executable application and is not going to get students into the requisite quiz.)

Many faculty create a no-stakes quiz so that students can get this process done and tested out before a high-stakes quiz.


Article ID: 70852
Fri 1/25/19 9:07 AM
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