Respondus LockDown Browser is a special browser for taking exams in Canvas. You can find the following information about LockDown Browser on this page:
Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a secure browser for taking exams in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Canvas exam 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 Canvas tests. It should not be used in other areas of Canvas.
Note: In order to install and use Respondus LockDown Browser, you will need a PC or Mac computer or an iPad. You cannot use LockDown Browser with a personally-owned Chromebook. Please let your instructor know as soon as possible if you do not have access to a compatible device.
Download and install the LockDown Browser app from the Apple App Store.
Follow these step-by-step instructions here to take a Canvas exam with Respondus LockDown Browser on an iPad.
Before you start an exam that is using Respondus Monitor, confirm that you have:
If you do not have these items and need to request other exam options, contact your instructor.
During an exam using Respondus Monitor, please stay in your seat and focus on the computer screen until the exam is complete. You shouldn’t access other resources (a phone, tablet, notes, books, etc.) or communicate with other people. If an interruption occurs, briefly explain what happened by speaking directly to your webcam. And, finally, remember that you should not exit the exam until all questions are completed and you have submitted it for grading.
If you have questions about Respondus Monitor, contact LETsupport@jmu.edu or view our Respondus Monitor page.
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