Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor are virtual exam integrity tools available for tests given in UNM Canvas (provided at no additional charge for students or faculty). LockDown Browser is a custom browser that students install on their own computers that locks down the testing environment within UNM Canvas. Monitor is a video monitoring tool which uses the student’s webcam and microphone to record their actions and environment during an exam, test or quiz.


How Respondus LockDown Browser Works:

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

How Respondus Monitor Works:

  • Students use a webcam to record themselves during an online exam. Afterward, flagged events and proctoring results are available to the instructor for further review.

Download Respondus LDB & Monitor:


Relevant Documentation (Instructor)

Instructor Overview

Enable Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Selecting Respondus LDB Settings

Viewing Respondus Monitor Results

Instructor Help


Relevant Documentation (Student)

Using Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor

Student Help