Install Respondus Browser


This article describes how a student should install the Respondus LockDown browser in order to take certain quizzes or tests in Canvas.

NOTE: Not all quizzes and tests in Canvas require the Respondus LockDown browser. Your instructor will let you know if this applies to your specific situation.



  1. Navigate to a quiz or test in Canvas that requires the Respondus LockDown browser.
  2. Select Take the Quiz.
  3. An auto-install should begin when the student starts the quiz. 
    • If the installation does not happen automatically, follow this link to download it manually.
  4. Open the Respondus LockDown Browser file that was downloaded.
  5. Select the preferred language.
  6. Accept the terms of service.
  7. Select Finish.
  8. Close all other applications. Respondus will not run until all other sessions have ended. 
  9. Run the LockDown Browser application.
  10. Once inside the application, navigate back to the quiz or test in Canvas and select Take the Quiz.


Chromebook or iPad users:

  • The instructor must enable a setting in Canvas to accommodate them.
  • Users will need to enter the Chromebook extension to use Respondus when prompted.
Note: Limitations and/or known issues with LockDown Browser for Chromebook: 
  • Quiz passwords (specified via the "optional password" field in the LockDown Browser Dashboard) aren’t currently supported.
  • The “Early Exit” feature in LockDown Browser isn’t currently supported.
  • LockDown Browser’s Calculator and Spreadsheet features aren’t currently supported.
  • The extended keyboard functions (for adding symbols and special characters) aren’t currently available.
  • LockDown Browser’s “Help Center” is currently unavailable.
  • The "Allow access to specific external web domains" option is currently not supported.


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