Respondus is a lockdown browser designed to prevent cheating during proctored online exams. This tool is currently available for courses in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Wharton.

How Does It Work?

Once enabled for a course, students access the exam through a separate Respondus browser (not through Chrome, Firefox, IE, or Safari) which locks down the testing environment within Canvas. While taking a Respondus quiz, students will not be able to open new browser tabs or windows, navigate away from Canvas, or take screen capture images.

Although Respondus helps prevent cheating in online exams, it is not a substitute for proctoring and as such cannot be used for take-home exams. For more information about Respondus, please see: LockDown Browser

How Can I Use It?

Contact your local support provider to join the pilot, then see the following instructions to use Respondus in your course:

Duo Mobile and Respondus (Two-Factor Authentication)

Duo Mobile is the recommended two-step verification method for Respondus. It is the only two-step verification option that can be used if you do not have cellphone service in your location when you need to log in.

Install the Duo Mobile app on your Android or iOS phone or other device in order to receive Duo Push notifications. Through the app, you tap and approve or generate single-use verification codes to enter in your browser.

Please consult the Two-Step Verification: Detailed Instructions for information on how to install the Duo Mobile app on your device.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2020