Respondus LockDown Browser

What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking quizzes and exams in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, or accessing other applications and websites during a quiz. If a quiz requires LockDown, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser. LockDown should only be used for taking Canvas quizzes; it should not be used in other areas of Canvas.

If your instructor requires LockDown, you will be provided with that information and a link in Canvas.  The link is specific to Southeast Community College.

Using LockDown on Campus

LockDown is available in the following labs:

  • Beatrice: LRC (K100), F119, K400
  • Lincoln: LRC (L001), B0223, L003, L004, R001, R004, T105, T109, U012, U014, U015, U016
  • Milford: LRC, ETC103, ETC226

Installing LockDown

Taking Quizzes

  • Close all programs and windows.
  • Open LockDown. It should open to the Canvas home page.
  • Log into Canvas, if a login window appears.
  • Navigate to the course.
  • Click the quiz/exam link in the course.

LockDown Tips

  • The font size can be changed.
    • Click the Information-Settings icon in the toolbar (the “i” button).
    • Click “Set Font Size” to choose a new size.
    • Click Apply.
  • You will not be able to exit the exam once you start.
  • You will need to finish and submit the exam before closing the browser window.
  • You cannot minimize the browser window, print, or navigate to other web sites except those allowed by your instructor during the exam.
  • All other applications are blocked.

Troubleshooting LockDown

  • Make sure all programs are closed.
  • If your computer freezes during an exam, try pressing the F5 button on your keyboard. If that doesn’t work, restart your computer.
  • Respondus Student Support
  • Updating LockDown