Respondus Lockdown Browser + Monitor

Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. Monitor is an additional feature that may be used in conjunction with Lockdown Browser. Monitor requires students use a webcam to record video during their testing session. Instructors may also require recording of the student's screen during testing. Videos and screen recordings are available for review within 24 hours of exam completion. 

Resources for Instructors

Respondus Monitor Screen Recording

Students are required to download and install Lockdown Browser on their personal computers. Please add the download link to your syllabus if you intend to use Lockdown Browser in your course. Create an ungraded practice quiz in your course so students may test their system with Lockdown Browser prior to completing a graded exam.

Instructor Live Proctoring

  • Instructor Live Proctoring has been tested and will work with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, but any web-based video conferencing system should work.
  • Students can use the lockdown browser for Windows, Mac, or the new Chromebook Extension.
    • Lockdown Browser for iPad does not directly support this option, but similar results can be achieved if a second device is used.
  • Students should have the latest version of the lockdown browser.
  • Live Proctoring and Respondus Monitor cannot be used at the same time.
  • Only recommended for small classes as the instructor must:
    • manage the logistics of getting students logged into the video conference system,
    • take attendance,
    • watch students during the exam,
    • and track whether students leave the video conferencing session.
    • This can be challenging if the class size is more than 20-25 students.

For more information, please see the following resources.

Student Edition

Students may download Lockdown Browser for their personal computers using UTA's unique link.

Students using Chromebooks

To install the new extension to a student-owned Chromebook, students will need to use the regular LockDown Browser installation link for UTA (they will NOT be able to search for the app directly from the Chrome web store.)  The LockDown Browser installation link will direct students to the Chrome web store, at which point they should select “Add to Chrome” to install the LockDown Browser Extension.

Lab Edition

A special version of Lockdown Browser is available for use in computer lab settings. Lab Administrators may submit a Service Now request for CDE to obtain the most recent version.

Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.

To download the software to your computer and review additional information, please visit the Respondus 4.0 course on Canvas.


Respondus provides knowledge-base and ticket-based support for faculty and students. Additionally, 24/7 chat-based support is available for students when testing using Monitor. The chat link is available within the Help Center in Lockdown Browser.

Respondus Status

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