Accessing Lockdown Browser to Take a Quiz

OU-Norman students:

How to Install LockDown Browser:

To install Respondus on your computer, visit to download the OU-specific software. Because we have a combined license with HSC, under the Install section, you will see the following: Install LockDown Browser for University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. You will need to click the yellow Install button, then follow the install prompts on your computer.

How to take a quiz with LockDown Browser in Canvas:

Launch Lockdown Browser. This article will appear as the homepage. Then, click on this Canvas URL to access your quiz:


OUHSC students:

How to Install LockDown Browser:

Students enrolled in HSC programs, please go to Brightspace by D2L to download and install Respondus LDB to use in your quizzes.  

The download link is available under the Assessments menu in most of your courses.  Alternatively, once you log into Brightspace, click on the red navigation bar menu Brightspace Help > LockDown Browser Installer.  

How to take a quiz with LockDown Browser in Brightspace by D2L:  

You must first go to your Brightspace course and start your quiz taking process there.  After clicking on a quiz to enter, a “Launch LockDown Browser” button will appear at the bottom of the page. This is where you will then start LockDown Browser.

After the initial download and installation of the software, LockDown Browser is only ever launched from within a Brightspace by D2L quiz. If you start the LockDown Browser app BEFORE you start your quiz process, you will end up back on this page.


Respondus Technical Support:

  1. Respondus Support is available here:
  2. A support ticket to Respondus can be submitted here.
  3. Respondus Email Support is available through

Please note that while OU IT can provide general support regarding setting up Respondus, questions beyond the initial technical setup of Respondus should be handled by Respondus Support directly.

For more information about Respondus, please visit this article.

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