Requiring Lockdown Browser for a Canvas Quiz

Note: Students need to upgrade to the newest version ( in order to get the fix for LockDown Browser flagging Avast or AVG antivirus software as a blocked application.
Please note that Lockdown Browser does not include Respondus Monitor. Monitor is for UMKC GRADUATE COURSES ONLY. Do not use if your course is undergraduate level or with MU, S&T or UMSL. Monitor is student-paid ($15/year). Students will be prompted to purchase a license. Monitor is an add-on feature that enables students to record themselves with a webcam during a non-proctored exam. 

Students can use Lockdown Browser on their personal computers or in a campus computing lab. Students are prompted to install Lockdown Browser when they access a quiz that requires it. Note: File upload and media upload are not compatible question types with LockDown Browser since it requires a student to upload a file from their computer, which isn’t allowed during a locked test.

Need to install LockDown Browser in a computing lab? Email for access to download the LockDown Browser for Labs edition.

To require LockDown Browser for an exam:

  1. In your Canvas site, you must enable the Lockdown Browser navigation button on your site. Select Settings in the course navigation menu.
  2. Select the Navigation tab at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom section of the page and locate Lockdown Browser in the list.
  4. Select and drag the Lockdown Browser item to the top section (See Fig. 1).
    dragging LockDown Browser to active course settings section

    Figure 1: Selecting and dragging LockDown Browser item to activate in course navigation
  5. Select Save at the bottom of the page.
  6. Lockdown Browser is now a button on your navigation menu. Select Lockdown Browser on your navigation menu.
  7. You will see a list of the quizzes in your Canvas site, including those created in Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. 
  8. Select the down arrow to the right of the quiz name and select Settings from the drop-down menu (See Fig. 2).
    locating settings option under drop-down arrowFigure 2: Locate and choose Settings in menu
  9. Select the radio button for the option, Require Respondus Lockdown Browser for this exam.
  10. A list of options will appear (See Fig. 3). Check the box for any of the options you want to enable.
    choosing LockDown Browser quiz settings and saving themFigure 3: List of LockDown Browser settings
  11. After you have reviewed and enabled your options, select the Save + Close button at the bottom of the window (See Fig 3).
  12. You will see that Lockdown Browser is listed as Required for the quiz.
  13. When you go to the Quizzes page in Canvas, you will see that Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser is appended to your Quiz name (See Fig. 4).
    Exam name updated with suffix: Requires LockDown Browser
    Figure 4: Quiz name updated to show LDB is required

Modified on: Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 7:41 AM

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