Canvas: LockDown Browser


Download Lockdown Browser for APU use within Canvas HERE

Note: Support for Windows 7 will end on June 28, 2023 - Students using Windows 7 will need to upgrade to Windows 10/11 or find another device that is supported. LockDown Browser can be used with Windows 10+, Mac 10.13+, Chromebook, and iPads running iOS 11+ (the iPad setting must be enabled by the instructor). 

What is LockDown Browser?

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down
the testing environment in Canvas. When students use
LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to
print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or
close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created
for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with
standard browsers.


The first time you click on the LockDown Browser tool you will be asked to Authorize LockDown Browser.


Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Faculty

This 3-minute video shows how LockDown Browser works within Canvas courses. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another website, or access other applications.


Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students

This 2-minute video provides an overview of how LockDown Browser works for students.

How to prepare a Canvas Quiz for use with LockDown Browser?

This 2-minute video shows how to prepare a quiz for use with LockDown Browser within Canvas courses.


Instructor Training for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

This 60-minute video includes a comprehensive training on both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.


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    McKenzie Hanson

    How do I download it for my canvas?

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    Steve McLean

    Go to your exam in your Canvas course and click on "Take Quiz". You will be presented with a link to download Lockdown Browser.

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    Briana Velci

    I'm trying to download it on my Mac but I have an older computer and its says "The installer is not supported on Mac 10.0 or earlier" Is it possible to still download it ? maybe another way? Thank you

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