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(New Service) Respondus Lockdown Browser

A Service of IET

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Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.


LockDown Browser works much like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently. Here are highlights for some of these differences:

  • Modified Toolbar - the condensed toolbar includes only Forward, Back, Refresh, and Stop functions.

  • Assessment Mode - assessments are shown full- screen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until submitted for grading.

  • Disabled Controls - all printing, keystroke combinations, screen grab, function keys, and right-click menus are disabled.

  • Links - links to other web servers do not compromise the secure testing environment.

  • Blocked Features and Applications - the Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed. Hundreds of screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing and network monitoring applications are blocked

Get Started: 

Information for creating quizzes for LockDown Browser (instructor) and for taking a quiz using LockDown Browser (student) are available below under the heading "Learn More".


This service is available for use within Canvas