Respondus Monitor and Lockdown Browser Student Introduction

Created by Becky Shiring, Modified on Thu, 14 Dec 2023 at 10:08 AM by Raphael Keele

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor are used to proctor this course’s exams, tests, and/or quizzes to ensure exam integrity and verify the identity of the student taking the exam. In some situations, you will be recorded, visually and through audio, during the exam.

  • LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas.
  • Respondus Monitor is a fully automated proctoring solution.

Step 1 

Download the Respondus LockDown Browser

Step 2

Follow the Guidelines to prepare for and complete your exam/test:

  • Ensure you’re in a location where you won’t be interrupted
  • Turn off all other devices (e.g. tablets, phones, second computers) and place them outside of your reach
  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and also that you’ve allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Clear your desk or workspace of all external materials not permitted – books, papers, other devices
  • Remain at your computer for the duration of the test
  • If the computer, Wi-Fi, or location is different than what was used previously with the “Webcam Check” and “System & Network Check” in LockDown Browser, run the checks again before the exam
  • To produce a good webcam video, do the following:
    • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats with brims
    • Ensure your computer or device is on a firm surface (a desk or table). Do NOT have the computer on your lap, a bed, or other surface where the device (or you) are likely to move
    • If using a built-in webcam, avoid readjusting the tilt of the screen after the webcam setup is complete
    • Take the exam in a well-lit room, but avoid backlighting (such as sitting with your back to a window)
  • Remember that LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted

Getting Help

Several resources are available if you encounter problems with LockDown Browser:

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