Secure Exam Proctoring in Canvas

Secure Exam Proctoring in Canvas

Respondus Monitor is an optional service enabled through LockDown Browser. Monitor uses webcam and video technology to allow students the opportunity to take quizzes or exams remotely. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with Canvas and is ideal for non-proctored testing environments.


Get Started

Currently this tool is available to pilot until the end of May, 2020.

If your course is 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. Monitor is available through Lockdown Browser.

Monitor and LockDown Browser integrate seamlessly with Canvas and include a host of secure features. Interested faculty should reach out to Northwestern Information Technology to have this tool added to your Canvas course.

  1. Visit the Learning Apps store, scroll to Lockdown Browser and select the course you wish to add it to.
  2. Review Respondus’ Online Instructor Resources for Lockdown Browser and Monitor (this includes information for your syllabus and a overview videos).
  3. Download the instructor and student quick start guides.

If you are using LockDown Brower and are experiencing any difficulties, please contact:


Key Features & Benefits

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor add a layer of security for online exams delivered through Canvas. 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 LockDown Browser is ideal for exam proctoring in computer lab or classroom settings, Monitor allows students to take quizzes or exams remotely during a scheduled testing window. Through student webcam authentication and recording, suspicious behavior is flagged and videos are available in Canvas for faculty to review.


Screenshot: Respondus