Installing LockDown Browser on a Mac


In order to use LockDown Browser, you will need to download and install LockDown Browser on your computer. 

Note: when opening LockDown Browser, you will also sign into Okta as a part of the process (multi-factor authentication/you'll need your phone to complete the sign-in process). 


  1. The download link for LockDown Browser will be on a Canvas Quiz page that says "requires LockDown Browser" (you must click on the Take the Quiz button). 
  2. Download the LockDown Browser installer package. Depending on the browser setting, it may download as "".
  3. If the downloaded file did not automatically unzip, locate "" (usually in the Downloads folder), and double click on the file to start the Archiver to unzip the file.
  4. Locate the "Install Respondus LockDown Browser xxxxxxxxx.pkg" to start the actual LockDown Browser installer. 
  5.  Accept all the default prompts to install LockDown Browser.
  6.  Go to Finder->Applications and double click on the "LockDown Browser" icon (a world globe with padlock) to start LockDown Browser.

Video Instructions 

For Video Instructions please watch this video:

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