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Respondus Lockdown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Canvas test requires that Respondus Lockdown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. Respondus Lockdown Browser should only be used for taking Canvas tests.

The use of Chromebooks with the Respondus Lockdown Browser is being researched. Chromebooks have limitations, and we typically have not recommended their use. Check back for updates.

Enroll in the Respondus Lockdown Browser Course in Canvas

Follow the instructions below to on how to download the Respondus Lockdown Browser.

  1. Log into the Canvas website.
  2. Click the Courses icon in Canvas menu and select All Courses.

  4. Click the Browse More Courses button.

  6. Click the Join This Course button under the course name Lockdown Browser for Students.

  8. Click the Enroll in Course button.

  10. Click the Go to the Course button.
  11. Follow the instructions in the course page to download and install the Respondus Lockdown Browser.
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