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Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

  • Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a secure browser for taking quizzes in Canvas. It allows students to take a quiz in a locked down environment. When students use LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another website/URL, or access other software programs. The LockDown Browser should only be used for completing quiz assignments in Canvas.
  • Respondus Monitor requires the Respondus Lockdown Browser and is an add-on which uses the student's webcam to utilize video to further prevent cheating during online quizzes.

Follow the resources below to get started with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.

  • Students: Respondus Lockdown Browser / Monitor is an application that must be installed on your computer.  Please visit the Getting Started with LockDown Browser Guide for additional details.
  • Instructors: Respondus Monitor is an additional product that works with Respondus LockDown Browser to use the student's webcam to utilize video to further prevent cheating during online quizzes.  It is currently available for all courses until 5/31/2020, after which it will only be available for use by specific courses in the College of Business and Economics.  Please visit the How to Require LockDown Browser in a Quiz for additional details.  

    The following sample language has been provided by UW-System Legal to provide to your students if you are planning to use Respondus Monitor:
    The Respondus Monitor tool is being used in this course to proctor on-line examinations and ensure the integrity of those examinations and student grades. The Respondus Privacy Statement can be found at Please contact me at _________________ if you have additional questions about the procedure for taking on-line examinations in this course.

If you have additional questions about using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor in your course, please contact the Learning Technology Center

Respondus Campus-Wide

Respondus is a convenient tool for instructors to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Whether you are familiar with online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours of exam setup time by automating the question import process. With Respondus you can:

  • Create exams and assessments offline using a Windows computer.
  • Insert mathematical and scientific symbols using the Respondus Equation Editor.
  • Import questions to Canvas.
  • Respondus Testbank Network offers thousands of publisher testbanks that instructors can use for free.

Respondus is a PC Only application and it is available in the Software Center on Windows for installation.  Respondus Campus-Wide can also be downloaded and installed on personal devices.

Respondus StudyMate Campus

StudyMate Campus makes it easy for teachers and students to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games.  It is an engaging way to reinforce key concepts in a course by providing interactive learning activities.

  • 11 Games and Learning Activities
  • Easily create (and share) an unlimited number of StudyMate projects
  • Free mobile apps for students (iOS, Android)
  • Instructors can view statistics on what their students have studied

StudyMate is integrated directly into Canvas and can be utilized in your course.  To get started, all you need to do is add “Respondus StudyMate” to your course navigation in Canvas.  Check out this guide:

For support or questions on Respondus, instructors may contact the Learning Technology Center (LTC) for assistance. The LTC is located in McGraw Hall, Suite 120 and can be reached at 262-472-1004.

Instructors and Students with questions or concerns about using the Respondus LockDown browser within Canvas should contact Canvas Support.