Instructions for Using Lockdown Browser for Students

Please note that Lockdown Browser works only on a computer (PC or Mac) or iPad.  Please see the instructions below to get ready BEFORE taking a real quiz your professor gives.

Taking a quiz with Lockdown Browser on your computer:

  1. Download the Lockdown Browser app to your computer:
    Link to download Lockdown Browser to your computer
  2. Launch your “LockDown Browser” app on your computer.  For PC users, find it from your programs.  You might want to create a Desktop shortcut to it if you cannot find one on your desktop already. For Mac users, launch “LockDown Browser” from the Applications folder, or use spotlight search to search for “Lockdown Browser”.
  3. Close all other programs before launching the Lockdown Browser. If you have some programs running in the background, you may be prompted to close it.  Choose “Yes” when prompted.  If you see a warning that ARDAgent is preventing access to Lockdown Browser, follow instructions on the screen to quit the application.  Restart the computer if you keep having issues.  Do this before class to get ready as you may have limited time to take a quiz.
  4. Log into your Canvas course using your regular ACU login information.
  5. Navigate to the quiz and click on Take a Quiz.
  6. Take your quiz and submit it.
  7. Exit the program when you have completed the exam.

Taking a Quiz with Lockdown Browser on your iPad:

  1. Download and Install the free “LockDown Browser” app from the app store. If you installed it before January 2018, make sure you have updated it from the app store. The app works for IOS 7.0 and above.  Please update your IOS if you have not already done so.
  2. Before a test, launch the LockDown Browser app on your device.
  3. Log in to your Canvas account when prompted.
  4. Find your course and then click on the quiz.
  5. You will see a message to “Confirm App Self-Lock.” Tap on “Yes” to confirm.
  6. Take your quiz and submit it.
  7. Exit the app upon completion of the quiz.

Take a Sample Quiz:

Prior to the first quiz, please complete a practice quiz that uses LockDown Browser to make sure you have installed it correctly. Check with your professor if he or she can give you a sample quiz for your to test it if he/she has not done so already.