Feature Release: Respondus Lockdown Browser for Canvas

Rutgers Canvas is pleased to announce the integration of Respondus Lockdown Browser to lock down the online test environment to prevent cheating. When students use LockDown Browser to access an assessment, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Students are locked into an assessment until it is submitted for grading.

Some features of  LockDown Browser are: 

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Printing functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
  • Right-click menu options are disabled (Windows); key + click options are disabled (Mac)
  • URLs cannot be typed by the user while links in questions that point to other servers don’t compromise the “locked” testing environment
  • Hundreds of screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
  • The browser automatically starts at Rutgers’s login page for Canvas
  • And many other features...

Instructors should note that this tool does not restrict students from using other internet-enabled devices (tablets, smartphones, etc.) to search the web or Canvas site. Students should have administrator rights to install, update and run applications on their computer.

For more information, please review these resources: