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Respondus LockDown Browser: Adding Respondus to a Canvas Quiz

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Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for a Canvas Quiz item. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam.

The use of LockDown Browser is not a guarantee to prevent academic dishonesty—students who have access to other internet-enabled devices could still potentially access the internet.

Please note that Yale does not use the Respondus Monitor service.

If you have not already, be sure to Enable Respondus LockDown Browser in Your Canvas Course before moving forward in these steps.

Before you can add LockDown Browser to a Canvas quiz, you will first need to have the quiz created in the Quizzes area of your course.

  1. Within your course, click on "LockDown Browser" in the left-hand Course Navigation menu.
    1. If this is your first time accessing Respondus LockDown Browser, Canvas will present a message from Respondus requesting access to your account. Click the "Authorize" button to continue.
  2. On the next page, you will see the "LockDown Browser Resources" box, which has a number of potentially useful resources and guides you may want to explore by clicking through the tabs at the top of the box.
    1. Check "Don't show this page again" if you wish to skip this page for all future visits.
      1. This page will continue to be accessible from LockDown Browser Dashboard if you choose to skip the page.
  3. Click the "Continue to LockDown Browser" button.
  1. Find the quiz that you would like to enable LockDown Browser for and click the down arrow button to the left of the quiz name.
  2. Click the "Settings" button in the menu that opens.
  1. Select the "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam" radio button.
    1. Toggle open the "Advanced Settings" if you would like to enable / disable the following settings:
      1. Require LockDown Browser to view post-exam feedback and results (Enabled by default)
      2. Lock students into the browser until exam is completed
      3. Allow students to take this exam with an iPad (using the "LockDown Browser" app from the Apple App Store)
      4. Allow access to specific external web domains
      5. Enable Calculator on the toolbar
      6. Enable Printing from the toolbar
  2. When done, click the "Save + Close" button.
  1. The name of the Canvas quiz item will be amended to now include "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" as part of the title for students to see when looking at the item anywhere on Canvas.
  2. The "LockDown Browser" column on the Dashboard now says "Required" for the quiz item that has just enabled Respondus.

To learn more about the student experience with Respondus LockDown Browser, please visit our help guide, Taking Respondus LockDown Browser Enabled Quizzes.

For more help, please contact [email protected].

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