Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor (Instructors)


Resources to assist with the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor.


New Fall 2023: Screen Recording with Respondus Monitor 

  • Students must have the latest version of LockDown Browser version or later otherwise they cannot access the exam.
  • Instructors can enable the screen recording option (per exam) when they are using LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor for exams.
  • The screen recording should appear below the webcam video for the exam session.
  • The screen record feature is available for PC/Mac and Chromebook.

LockDown Browser Overview

  • What is Respondus LockDown Browser?
    It is a software proctoring application used for online exams that restricts students from accessing websites and applications.
  • What is Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor?
    It is an additional feature within LockDown Browser that records and analyzes a student's webcam to detect cheating.

Important Note: Teaching in a classroom? SVSU ITS recommends to use Lanschool


Respondus Live Webinars

Instructor training for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, multiple dates see below.


LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests

This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. We'll also be demonstrating the latest features and enhancements.

Dates: March 6, 12, 21


  • How to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to protect integrity and ensure student identity.
  • The instructor and student perspective using each application.
  • How to analyze proctoring results, including a feature that ranks exam sessions by risk.
  • Best practices and tips for success with both applications.

Respondus Computer Requirements

Respondus LockDown Browser is a client application installed on the local computer.

Operating Systems

Windows: 10 (Windows 10S is not a compatible operating system it cannot be installed.)
Mac OSX 10.12+
iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration


Windows: 2 GB RAM
Mac: 512 MB RAM

Hard Disk Space

Windows: 75 MB of free hard disk space
Mac: 3 MB of free hard disk space

Respondus Instructor Resources

LockDown Browser FAQ on Accessibility

Does Respondus LockDown Browser allow for accessibility?

Yes, Respondus LockDown Browser conforms to WCAG 2.0 and does not block screen readers. It works with NVDA, JAWS, and MS-Windows Narrator (Windows) and Voiceover (Mac OS). Functions of LockDown Browser and security remain. Learn more about Respondus Accessibility.

How do I address accessibility when using Respondus LockDown Browser?

We recommend creating a duplicate of the same quiz you are giving to the rest of your students.

Duplicate a Quiz Within a Canvas Course

  1. Go to Quizzes in your Canvas course, select options menu   
  2. Choose Copy To… from the dropdown menu, search for the course that you want to your duplicated quiz to appear in. Choose the same course or a different course/section. If you have a module to place it in, select the name of the Module from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Copy to duplicate the quiz, (it may take 1-2 minutes). If you are copying to the same course, refresh your browser window to see the duplicated quiz. See article on How to copy a quiz to a Canvas course or another course.

Disable Respondus LockDown Browser for Accessibility

  1. Click the LockDown Browser tab (left-menu)
  2. Click Continue to LockDown Browser
  3. On the LockDown Browser Dashboard locate the duplicated quiz.
  4. Expand the chevron, click Settings and select “Don't require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam”.
  5. Click Save + Close (your quiz is saved with LockDown Browser disabled).

Assign the quiz without LockDown Browser to the Individual Student(s)

  1. Return to Quizzes to edit the quiz (pencil icon) not using LockDown Browser scroll to the Assign section.
  2. Change Everyone to the individual student name. Repeat if you have more than 1 student that need LockDown Browser disabled. (For the quiz that you are requiring to use Respondus LDB, we would recommend editing to not include Everyone in the Assign section.) See article on How to assign a quiz to an individual student
  3. You would have two columns in your Gradebook.
Add additional time to the quiz (if needed) by moderating the quiz

LockDown Browser FAQ

Click to expand the topic(s) below (as appropriate) and click on the question.

Where do I download Respondus LockDown Browser?
How can prepare my students for a quiz using Respondus LockDown Browser?
How do students view their feedback after submitting a online exam using Respondus LockDown Browser?
How do I use Respondus Monitor to give online exams to students both on and off campus simultaneously?
Can students take the exam using an iPad?
Can students take the exam using a Chromebook?




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