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Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor Information

Lockdown Browser & Monitor

Respondus LockDown BrowserTM is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once an assessment is started, students are locked into it until it's submitted for grading.  Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser®, and uses a student's webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. Monitor is appropriate for online courses where students take an exam from an off-campus location.

Faculty may participate in the Respondus Workshop course for complete instructions and details.

Respondus Lockdown Browser System Requirements  

Best Practice:  Give students a 'practice quiz' -- a low stakes or zero point quiz so they can practice using Lockdown Browser/Monitor. Lockdown Browser and iPads
Setting an exam to allow students to use the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

Using the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

An instructor should follow these steps to allow students to access an exam with the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser:

Login to the online course using an instructor account.
Select the Respondus LockDown Browser tool (dashboard) and select "Modify Settings" for the exam.
Select "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam".
Expand "[+] Advanced Settings" and select "Allow students to take this exam with an iPad".
Save the settings.

A student should follow the steps outlined in this article (Links to an external site) in order to take an exam with the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser.

LDB/Monitor & Chromebooks:

Instructions for Students

Students: you can use Respondus Lockdown Browser in a Morgan State University computer lab, or you can download the software to your personal computer, Chromebook, or iPad.  Respondus Lockdown Browser cannot be used with a Virtual Machine or with Morgan's Virtual Computer Lab.

Download Respondus Lockdown Browser: If you would like the Respondus Lockdown Browser software for your computer, please log into Canvas and click the HELP button. You can also download it from our Morgan State Respondus link.   If you have an iPad, you can download the App from the iOS store (it's free) -- your instructor will need to enable this feature on their exam/quiz in order for you to use it.  Also, see the Canvas Student Hub.

Lockdown Browser & Monitor Demonstration for Students (video).

Chromebook Users: To install the new extension to a student-owned Chromebook, students will need to use the regular LockDown Browser installation link found on the Canvas HELP button (they will NOT be able to search for the app directly from the Chrome web store.)  The LockDown Browser installation link will direct students to the Chrome web store, at which point they should select "Add to Chrome" to install the LockDown Browser Extension.
Once the LockDown Browser app is installed, a student can launch it by selecting "LockDown Browser" from the "Apps" link located on the login screen.

Take a Test with Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor

  1. Open Respondus Lockdown browser from the computer desktop (or ios App)
  2. Go to Canvas and log in.
  3. Access your course via the Dashboard and find and begin your exam

If you are using an iPad to take the test, read this article first!!!