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Respondus 4.0 is a downloadable desktop application (for Windows only) that allows instructors to create Tests for Canvas without using a web interface. Respondus lets you import question banks and export exams to Canvas.

Installing Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is a program that you download to your computer. Once downloaded, you connect Respondus to your Canvas course site. Check below for your specific campus.


LockDown Browser

  1. Your instructors will share a link with you.
  2. You will be able to download and install LockDown Browser software to your personal computer with this link.
  3. When an instructor requires LockDown Browser for tests in Canvas, students will only be able to access the test with this browser.
  4. View this QuickStart Guide.


LockDown Browser must be installed on your computer before you begin a quiz or exam that requires the browser in Canvas. Click the link below:

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor


At UMSL, your instructor must enable the "Lockdown Browser" in Canvas and have configured it for your exam. When you click on a test, it will prompt you to download and install the Lockdown Browser. Once installed, you start the application from your desktop, select UMSL Canvas and then proceed to the test (the instructor may require a password).

Missouri S&T

Respondus to create tests/quizzes by faculty:


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