LockDown Browser for Students


Your professor may require you to take test and quizzes using LockDown Browser (LDB).

What is LockDown Browser?

Lockdown Browser (LDB) is an Internet browser like Chrome, Firefox or Safari, but it’s specially designed for use when taking test/quizzes. LDB limits you from navigating the Internet and opening other applications while taking a quiz or test.

Why do I have to use LockDown Browser?

Your instructor is using LDB to promote academic integrity and fair test taking.

How do I download/install LockDown Browser?

Quizzes/Tests that are required to be taken using LDB will include the note, 'Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser.'

Screenshot: Test Requires LDB Message

BEFORE starting a quiz, install LDB for ECU.

Note: By clicking ‘Install Now’, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the Respondus Inc. License Agreement. Some instructors may reference installing LDB through the ECU Download Center. The installs are the same.
Image: Screenshot of Install LDB Button

Taking a Quiz 1-2-3

Image: Step 1After installing LDB, close Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. and all other applications.

Note: LDB may prompt you to close applications that are not allowed to be open while taking a test.

Step 2Open LDB and log in to Canvas.

Step 3Navigate to the quiz and click Take the Quiz.

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The Respondus LockDown Browser, integrated with Canvas, is a custom browser that locks the testing environment for students.