Add Respondus Monitor to a Canvas Quiz

You can specify Respondus Monitor for use with any Canvas quiz. First create the quiz, then specify Respondus Monitor in the Respondus options.


  • Add information to your syllabus about using Respondus Monitor.
  • Require that students first take a low-stakes practice quiz using Respondus Monitor. This ensures their computer and other devices are properly set up to use Respondus Monitor.
  • Inform students that extra time is required to complete the Respondus Monitor setup.

Create and Publish the Quiz

Before Respondus Monitor set up, create and publish the quiz to Canvas.

Enable LockDown Browser

  1. On the course homepage, click Settings.
  2. Select the Navigation tab, then choose the LockDown Browser option.
  3. Click the Edit Course Navigation icon (3 dots), then select Enable, then Save.

LockDown Browser is now added to your course menu.

Specify LockDown Browser for the Quiz

  1. From the course navigation, click LockDown Browser, then the Continue to LockDown Browser button.


    If the About Respondus Monitor dialog displays, you can opt to disable this dialog and continue to Respondus Monitor.
  2. Click the down arrow to the left of the quiz name and choose Settings.
  3. Enable the option, Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  4. From the Monitor Webcam Settings area, enable the option, Require Respondus Monitor for this exam.
  5. Set the Startup Sequence for Respondus Monitor. The Webcam Check option is default-enabled. For more startup options, review the Canvas Instructor Quick Start Guide.
  6. Set any other options and click Save + Close.
  7. From the LockDown Browser dashboard, confirm that LDB & Respondus Monitor are required.


Article ID: 67533
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Respondus Monitor is a software-based video proctoring service that can be used when students take a test in Canvas.