Respondus for Chromebook [Beta]

Information on Respondus for Chromebook [Beta]

A Beta release of a new Chromebook extension for LockDown Browser is currently available for Quizzes delivered in Canvas (Classic and New Quizzes). This (Beta) version of the LockDown Browser Chromebook extension also supports Respondus Monitor.

Limitations/known issues with LockDown Browser for Chromebook (Beta):

  • Quiz passwords (specified via the "optional password" field in the LockDown Browser Dashboard) aren’t currently supported 
  • The “Early Exit” feature in LockDown Browser isn’t currently supported 
  • LockDown Browser’s Calculator and Spreadsheet features aren’t currently supported 
  • The extended keyboard functions (for adding symbols and special characters) isn’t currently available 
  • (Canvas) When using “New Quizzes,” students currently encounter a warning that the browser can’t open this page (this can be ignored) - LockDown Browser’s “Help Center” is currently unavailable - "Allow access to specific external web domains" option is currently not supported - (Brightspace) Pop-ups need to be enabled in Chrome for the server otherwise the student gets stuck on the "Start Quiz" page - (Canvas) “Google Chrome OS can’t open this page” error will occur.


Students need to install the Chrome extension on their Chromebooks. Note – this extension only works on the chromebook. It does not work for Chrome on Mac and PC devices. Students will receive a prompt to install the extension when they go to take the exam.  

The instructor would need to configure EACH quiz as follows:
Image of Respondus settings for Chromebook use




Keywords:Chromebook, respondus, monitor, lockdown browser, canvas, quiz, proctoring, proctor, test   Doc ID:108270
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2021-01-11 18:20 CDTUpdated:2021-01-12 15:42 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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