Enable Respondus Exam Proctoring for Canvas-Integrated OWLv2

If you use Canvas™, you can prevent cheating by using Respondus® LockDown Browser® or Respondus Monitor®. Create a Canvas quiz that requires Respondus and use it to link to OWLv2. Your students will continue to be monitored by Respondus while they complete their exam in OWLv2.

Respondus LockDown Browser prevents:
  • access to any other application
  • printing and screen capture functions
  • copying and pasting
Respondus Monitor also turns on students' web cameras to ensure they do not use prohibited notes or other resources in addition to preventing the actions listed above.

Students should download Respondus LockDown Browser ahead of time, or they will be prompted to do so when they open their assignment.

You must first create a password protected exam in OWLv2.

Add a link to your exam in Canvas. In order for students to access the exam through the proctoring service, both the link and the module you add it to must be published. However, students should not access the exam directly through this link. To avoid confusion, consider creating a new module titled "Do not access." Let your students know that you will be notified if they attempt to access the exam through the "Do not access" module.

  1. In Canvas, open a course.
  2. Click Quizzes > +Quiz.
  3. Enter a quiz name and other required information.
  4. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser.
  5. Click Questions > +New Question.
  6. Set the question type to Text (no question).
  7. In the empty field, enter instructions for your students and the password you set in OWLv2.
  8. Click Assignments and click your OWLv2 exam to add a link to the exam.


  9. Click Update Question > Save.
  10. In the sidebar, click LockDown Browser.

    If prompted, authorize LockDown Browser.

    Your new quiz is listed.

  11. Click options > Settings.
  12. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  13. Click Advanced Settings > Allow access to specific web domains.
  14. Copy and paste the following domains:
  15. Optional: To require Respondus Monitor in addition to LockDown Browser, select Require Respondus Monitor for this exam.
  16. Click Save + Close.

Open your Canvas quiz in student view to test the experience and make sure you can access your OWLv2 exam.

Publish your Canvas quiz to make it available to students.