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Respondus LockDown Browser

A custom browser that locks down your computer when taking a quiz.


Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down your computer when taking a quiz.


Moodle course site instructors and designers can set a Moodle quiz to require the use of Respondus LockDown Browser. When students attempt to open that quiz without LockDown Browser, they are directed to download, install, and open Respondus LockDown Browser to access the quiz instead.


Canvas course site instructors manage Respondus LockDown settings from the LockDown Browser Dashboard in Course Navigation.


  • Students using Respondus LockDown Browser are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications
  • When a quiz is started, students are locked into the quiz until it is submitted for grading
  • Instructors can allow students to use a calculator within LockDown Browser

Getting Started

Integration into Canvas

A faculty member, instructor, or staff member requested that this tool be integrated into Canvas.

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


University-funded: no charge.