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How to log on at GRC: Respondus LockDown Browser

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Using Respondus LockDown Browser on campus

Using Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) in the open labs

LDB is installed on all computers in each of the open labs (Holman Library, TC, and Kent) on campus

Follow the instructions below to start the LockDown Browser:
  • Click on the LockDown Browser 2 Lab Shortcut Link (shown in the image below) which is on the Desktop of each computer. This link will open LDB and direct you to Canvas where you will log in and navigate to your quiz. 

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Image of the lockdown browser lock logo and an arrow pointing to it

  • If you don't see the above logo for LockDown Browser, you can always search for it in the start menu by typing in LockDown as shown below

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image of the desktop showing how to search for the lockdown browser using the start menu's search box

Starting a Quiz

Follow the steps below to access your quiz in the LockDown Browser:

  1. Open Respondus LockDown Browser first
  2. The LockDown Browser will direct you to Canvas
  3. Log in to Canvas and navigate to your quiz
  4. Click on your quiz
  5. The quiz should open in the LockDown Browser

Using Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) in the open labs to access the Hawkes Math website


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Using Respondus LockDown Browser off campus

Downloading Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) to a personal or home computer

There are two ways you can download the LDB onto your personal or home computer.

  • The first, and most common, is to download the browser directly from a link that is posted in your Canvas course.
  • The second is to access the browser from a general Canvas Orientation before you need it; that is, if you do not yet have access to your specific course in Canvas.

Follow the instructions written here, or view the images attached below.

Option 1: Download LDB from your course within Canvas
  • From within Canvas, go to the course where you are needing to take the quiz and click on the quiz that requires LDB. 
  • When you click "Take Quiz" you will be prompted to download LDB if it is not already installed on your personal computer.
  • The answer to any prompt is "Yes" and LDB will download and create a link on your computer desktop. This process of downloading only needs to be done once, as LDB will remain on your computer.

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image of canvas, showing to click on "take quiz" that will allow you to download the LDB software

  • Following the installation, simply click the link for LDB from your desktop. LDB will open and direct you to Canvas where you will log in and navigate to your quiz.

Option 2: Download LDB from the "My GRC Backpack" orientation course in Canvas 

If you need to take a quiz with Respondus Lockdown browser and want to install it in advance, you can access the program in the Canvas Orientation class "My GRC Backpack" that all GRC students have in Canvas, if a practice test is not available in their other Canvas class(es). The browser can still be loaded from the actual class quiz page at the time you take the quiz.

  • After logging into Canvas from the Green River website, look for the course listed "My GRC Backpack" 
    • Note: if you do not see this course on your Canvas dashboard, you can click on the menu to the right and choose "All courses" to see a list of all the courses you are or have been enrolled in. The "Canvas Orientation" course should be listed there.

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thumbnail of the My GRC Backpack course in Canvas

  • Once you are in the "My GRC Backpack " Canvas orientation course, go to the "Modules" section and look for the section called "Respondus" as shown in the image below.

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image of the module in Canvas showing the option to download LDB

  • Click on either the first quiz option to download the Lockdown Browser or choose the second option if you need to use both the LockDown Browser and be recorded by a webcam.

Need More help?

Need more help?

If you need help accessing the LockDown Browser in the Holman Library, Tech Center, of Kent Campus Open Labs, stop by the Reference Desk (HL) or the IT Student Help Desks (HL, TC, Kent) for more assistance.

For more assistance installing the LockDown browser on a home computer for an online / hybrid class, contact GRC's eLearning office at