Using Respondus in Canvas

Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser, before the graded exam occurs.

Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.


Note that if you copy exams that require Respondus into a new shell, they may not function properly at first. The below image shows how an exam may display after being copied. If you notice this error, students will be unable to take the exam until you click "Fix It" and address the issues.

Two quizzes in Respondus with one has Required the other has Error and a button to Fix It.

This image shows how you can add Respondus to any quiz or exam you make in Canvas. As you are creating the Quiz, you should see a "Quiz Restrictions" heading that offers "Require Respondus LockDown Browser" as a checkable box. If you check this box, the quiz will be imported into Respondus and you will be able to tweak its settings by clicking "LockDown Browser" on the course navigation menu.

The Quiz Restrictions options and Require Respondus LockDown Browser is checked.

Once you have a quiz or exam open in the LockDown Browser page of your course, clicking the drop-down arrow will show this options screen. If you want to configure iPad access to an exam, the "Advanced Settings" section contains this option. Note that students will need the LockDown Browser app if they wish to use an iPad on the exam.


The Respondus Advanced Setting to Allow students to take this exam with an iPad.


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