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Student: What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

LockDown Browser is a custom browser for taking quizzes in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another web site, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Canvas quiz requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser.

LockDown Browser needs to only be used for taking Canvas Quizzes. You do not need to use it to do all of your coursework.

It is recommend that you install LockDown Browser before taking your first quiz or exam, in case there are any technical difficulties. Technical support may not be available if you wait until the last minute to install.

Lockdown Browser works much like a standard browser, but work differently. The list below highlights some of these differences.

1 ModifiedToolbar - the condensed toolbar includes only Forward, Back, Refresh, and Stop functions. 

2 Assessment Mode - assessments are shown fullscreen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until submitted for grading. 

3 Disabled Controls - all printing, keystroke combinations, screen grab, function keys, and right-click menus have been disabled. 

●4 Links - links to other web servers do not compromise the secure testing environment. 

●5 Blocked Features and Applications - the Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed. Hundreds of screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing and network monitoring applications are blocked.


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