LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking quizzes in Canvas. 

It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Canvas quiz requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser. 

LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Canvas Quizzes that require LockDown Browser. It should not be used in other areas of Canvas.

Windows and Mac Users

Step 1: Navigate to the course in Canvas and then to the test that requires Respondus LockDown Browser. Click Take the Quiz.

Step 2:Download Respondus LockDown Browser by clicking Download Respondus LockDown Browser

Step 3: You will be redirected to an installation page where you will see version/system information as well as system requirements information. Make sure the correct version for your device is selected (either Windows or Mac version). Click Install Now.

Step 4: The LockDown Browser installation file should download. Once completely downloaded, double-click the file and follow the prompts to install on your device.

Step 5: Once installed, you should see a LockDown Browser shortcut on your desktop. Double-click this short cut to open the browser. (Mac users can find it in their Applications folder.)

Step 6: You will then be prompted to Choose Server. Select Stanly Community College Canvas. Click Ok

Possible Step 7: You may be prompted to close out other applications. Complete as requested. 

Step 8: You should then be directed to the SCC login page, where you will enter your SCC username (username@scc.stanly.edu) and password.

Step 10: You will now see your Canvas dashboard. Navigate to the course in Canvas and then to the test that requires Respondus LockDown Browser. Click Take the Quiz.

Step 11:   Once you have completed the test, you can then stop using Respondus LockDown Browser and access Canvas using your choice browser (i.e., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).

If you have already installed Respondus LockDown Browser and are having issues accessing Canvas using this browser, please reinstall Respondus LockDown Browser on your device using the above steps. 

Also, attached is a Student Quick Start Guide that may be helpful. 

Chromebook Users (non-Stanly Community College issued Chromebooks)

Installation of LockDown Browser for a Chromebook is as follows:


Step 1:  Log into the Chromebook and start the Chrome browser.

Step 2:  Log into Canvas and navigate to the exam that requires LockDown Browser.

Step 3:  Select the link for downloading and installing LockDown Browser.

Step 4:  From the Chrome web store, select “Add to Chrome” to install the LockDown Browser Extension.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students will NOT be able to search for the app directly from the Chrome web store.