Taking an Exam using LockDown Browser


LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking quizzes in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Canvas quiz requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.


1. Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to the Internet.

2. Locate the “LockDown Browser” shortcut on the desktop and double-click it. (For Mac users, launch “LockDown Browser” from the Applications folder.)

3. If prompted, either close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging) by choosing Yes. Or, close LockDown Browser and close the blocked program before restarting.

4. Log into Canvas using LockDown Browser (this will require you to use Multi-Factor Authentication via Okta). 

5. Navigate to the test within the course and select Take a Quiz.

6. The quiz will then start. (Note, once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the Submit Answers button is clicked.)

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