Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor in Canvas (Instructors)

Respondus LockDown Browser is a software application that must be installed on the workstation or laptop before attempting to complete an online Canvas assessment. The application serves as a virtual proctor by preventing printing, capturing the screen to copy assessment questions, disabling messaging and screen-sharing, disabling function keys, and disabling access to other applications and Internet content.


Respondus LockDown Browser is an optional tool where instructors may require students to install and use the software while taking online assessments. Respondus LockDown Browser functions like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently.


Respondus Monitor is an additional proctoring application that works in conjunction with Respondus LockDown Browser. Respondus Monitor has students use a web camera  during an online, non-proctored exam that is taken from home and not in TWU computer lab.


Respondus LockDown Browser should ONLY be used for taking Canvas assessments and review assessment feedback. It should NOT be used for any other activities in Canvas.


For any course you are teaching and using Respondus Monitor the Schedule of Classes must be updated by the instructor. In the Section Comment include that students are required to have a web camera, microphone, and internet connection to participate in the course. If you need assistance with this step, please contact University Scheduling.


Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor Meeting with an Instructional Design Partner:

As the instructor, a 45-minute workshop needs to be completed if you are interested in using Respondus LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor in your course. Please contact your Instructional Design Partner or submit a ticket to the Technology Service Desk (Request Help) to get started.


The procedure for instructors that want to use Respondus LockDown Browser in their Canvas courses is as follows:

  1. Schedule a meeting with an Instructional Design Partner to use Respondus LockDown Browser in your course. The meeting will take about 45 minutes to complete
  2. During the meeting Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor will be configured for Quizzes, a practice Respondus LockDown Browser practice quiz can be added to the course, and instructions for students will be made available in your Canvas course.
  3. The Download and Install Respondus LockDown Browser for Canvas knowledge Base article contains the link to the application that students need to download and install to get started using Respondus LockDown Browser.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor resources include:

  1. Instructor Quick Start Guide - Canvas
  2. Student Quick Start Guide - Canvas
To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket.
External Links:
  1. TWU University Scheduling:
  2. Submit a Ticket to the Technology Service Desk:
  3. Download and Install Respondus LockDown Browser for Canvas (Knowledge Base Article):
  4. Technology Service Desk:


Article ID: 15568
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