Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are unable to copy, print, chat, or access any other applications or websites during an online exam.
This tool is available to pilot in the current 2017-2018 academic year.
If your course in offered through Feinberg School of Medicine or Northwestern University in Qatar, check the left hand navigation of your Canvas course, as Lockdown Browser may already be available.
LockDown Browser integrates seamlessly with Canvas and includes a host of secure features. Interested faculty should reach out to Northwestern Information Technology to have this tool added to your Canvas course.
- Contact Northwestern Information Technology to request LockDown Browser for your course.
- Review Respondus’ Online Instructor Resources (this includes information for your syllabus and a student overview video).
- Download the instructor and student quick start guides.
- Watch the Canvas overview and Preparing an exam videos.
If you are using LockDown Brower and are experiencing any difficulties, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Features & Benefits
Respondus LockDown Browser adds a layer of security for online exams delivered through Canvas in class, computer labs, or other proctored environments. With a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas, students are unable to copy, print, chat, or access any other applications or websites during an online exam. While this tool does not rule out other possibilities in a remote environment, LockDown Browser is ideal for exam proctoring in computer lab or classroom settings.