Respondus, Lockdown Browser, or Monitor Support

Respondus tools (Respondus, LockDown Browser, and Monitor) can be used to create and complete exams online.  Listed below are links to resources that can help instructors and students use the various tools successfully. If you have an issue that requires technical support, however, please click on the service request button at the right.


With Respondus, instructors can create test questions in a Word document and then import them into Canvas.

MSU Instructors: To download the Respondus installation file and password:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your Network username and password.

  3. Download the executable file and follow the installation instructions.


Additional Resources for Respondus:


Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB)

Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a custom web browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use Respondus LDB they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.


Additional Resources for LockDown Browser:


Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Canvas. Students start LockDown Browser, log into Canvas and complete a brief startup sequence prior to the exam. The student and the surrounding environment are recorded during the entire exam. Instructors can quickly review details of the assessment, and even watch the recorded video.


Additional Resources for Respondus Monitor:


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