This article contains information for downloading, installing, and configuring Respondus Lockdown browser on Apple MacOS.
Respondus LockDown Browser Overview
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that restricts students to just the Canvas testing environment. When instructors specify that a quiz must be taken using the LockDown Browser, students are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. The primary application for LockDown Browser is proctored testing in campus computer labs, but it can also be used for online “take-home” tests.
MacOS Version: 10.15 (Catalina) to 10.10 (Yosemite)
Free Space: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive
Step 1 - Download the LockDown Browser Installer
Click on the Install Now option shown below:
The download will appear in your download browser’s download manager, located in the bottom left corner of your web browser.
Once the download is completed, click InstallLDBPackage64c-2-0-6-xx.zip to extract the LockDown browser package(.pkg) installer. (similar to windows .msi file)
When Pressed on the zip folder it will unzip the file in the downloads folder
Then click on the .pkg file to run the Setup.
Step 2 - Launch the Installer
Below are Pictures for a Step-by step guide on how to install the Lockdown Browser
3. Install Type
Once LockDown Browser has been installed, locate the “LockDown Browser” icon in the Applications folder or Launchpad:
1. Find Finder, On the bottom of your screen, on the Dock.
2. In the Favorite area select the Applications
3. Icons of installed applications will appear, Look for the Lockdown Browser as seen viewable below.
Step 3 - Launch the Application
Now that you have located a “LockDown Browser” icon on your device double-click it to Launch the Application.
It will bring you to FGCU Canvas Login page Similar to Below:
Here Log in with your Eagle Email and Password.
Simply log in and navigate to the exam in canvas, as you would with a regular browser.