About this Tool

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser tool that prevents students from accessing external resources during proctored assessments administered in testing centers and computer labs. While taking assessments using LockDown Browser, students are unable to print, copy, go to other web pages, or access other applications. Once students start their assessments, they are locked into them until they submit them for grading. LockDown Browser is integrated in Canvas and works with both Classic and New Quizzes.

LockDown Browser displays assessments in full-screen windows; students cannot exit or minimize their assessment windows, switch tasks, or access other applications until they submit their assessments for grading.

Key Features for Teaching and Learning

  • Choose a device. LockDown Browser works on PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and iPads, though enabling LockDown Browser for iPads and Chromebooks may require instructors to enable the function in Settings.
  • Blocks or disable copy-paste. Prevent students from copying and pasting content to and from assessments
  • Blocks or disable other unwanted commands. Prevent students from using Print, Print Screen, and capturing functions as well as from 
  • Block or disable unwanted applications. Prevent students from using messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications.