Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor Information

Respondus 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   (Fall 2020 Respondus LDB is now available for Chromebooks. Morgan is a Beta-Tester for this product.)

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 (or iPad). Lockdown Browser and Monitor also work on a Chromebook.   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).

Respondus LDB & Chromebooks: Installing LockDown Browser to a Chromebook is easy.

- Log into the Chromebook start Google Chrome

- From the Chrome web store, select "Add to Chrome" to install the LockDown Browser Extension

- Note: During the beta, this extension will only work with quizzes an instructor has enabled for use with LockDown Browser for Chromebook

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!!!

Chromebook Users: Once the LockDown Browser app is installed, launch it by selecting "LockDown Browser" from the "Apps" link located on the login screen. If this is the first time LockDown Browser has been run on the device, the user will be prompted to enter their institution name, and then select it from the list shown.