Canvas @ YaleStudent Guides Courses and AssignmentsTaking Respondus LockDown Browser Enabled Quizzes

Taking Respondus LockDown Browser Enabled Quizzes

Your instructor may have created Respondus LockDown Browser enabled quizzes. These quizzes will require a special browser that must be installed prior to taking the quiz. LockDown Browser is a locked browser that prevents you from printing, copying, going to another page, or using outside tools during the quiz. LockDown enabled quizzes will not allow you to take the quiz on a standard browser.

Check out the Respondus Help Article on the Computer Requirements for LockDown Browser Installations.


Note: Yale does not use Respondus Monitor

Installing Respondus LockDown Browser

Note: Each institute's installation is unique. If you already have Respondus LockDown Browser installed on you computer via a non-Yale course, you will be unable to use it for any Canvas @ Yale course. You may have more than one instance of the browser installed. If this is the case, make sure you select the correct one for your Yale course

You can pre-install Respondus LockDown Browser - but you will need the custom Yale download link.  Or you can just go to your Canvas quiz using the following steps to download the browser directly from Canvas.

NOTE:  You will only need to install the Yale version of the Repondus LockDown Browser once.  Once it is installed on your computer, you will be able to use it on all of your Yale Canvas quizzes that use Respondus LockDown Browser.

  1. Go to your course and navigate to the Canvas quiz that requires LockDown Browser.
  2. Click on the quiz and then click the Take Quiz button
  3. On the next screen, you a warning that Respondus LockDown Browser is required for the quiz.  Click Download Respondus LockDown Browser [1].
Download Respondus LockDown Browser using the custome Yale download link
  1. Click Install Now [2] on the download and install page.
Click "Install Now"
  1. A file will be downloaded to your computer.  Open the file and follow the prompts to install the program. After it is installed, you are ready to take a Respondus LockDown Browser enabled quiz.

Taking an Assessment (LockDown Browser is already installed on your computer)

  1. Open the Respondus LockDown Browser.
  2. The browser will notify you if there are any programs open that need to be closed before you can take the quiz.  
    1. Click Yes to allow Respondus to close the programs for you.
    2. Click No to cancel the browser so you can close the programs yourself (you may want to choose this option if you need to save work in progress).  Once you have closed all other programs, you will need to re-open the LockDown Browser.

NOTE:  You will notice that in the Respondus Lockdown Browser there is no URL bar, and very few browser functions on the top screen. The browser will also automatically load to the Canvas @ Yale log in page. If you see another institute's log in page, you may have opened the incorrect installation.

  1. Log into Canvas as normal.
  2. Go to your course and navigate to the Canvas quiz that requires Respondus LockDown Browser.
  3. Click on the quiz and then click the Take Quiz button
  4. You will now be able to complete your quiz.

For more help, please refer to the Respondus Knowledgebase Help Articles. For general help, please contact [email protected].