If you have a Canvas created test or exam, you may use one of the following options to ensure academic integrity.

  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • Respondus LockDown Browser with Webcam (Respondus Monitor)
  • Remote Proctor (formally Software Secure)
  • Proctored exam at the Testing Center
  • Honorlock

Respondus LockDown Browser:

LockDown Browser is a customized web browser that prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If an instructor has set up online exams or assessments in Canvas to require that LockDown Browser be used, the exam won’t be accessible with a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.  Instead, students must use a computer that has the LockDown Browser software installed, and when they launch it they will be taken directly to FAU’s Canvas login page to access and complete the test.  Once students begin the assessment they will be locked into it until the student submits it for grading.

The LockDown Browser software has been installed in most FAU instructional and open labs.  Students wishing to take an assessment requiring LockDown Browser from their own computer must first install the software.

Support information about Respondus LockDown Browser and software download

Respondus Monitor with Webcam

Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Canvas.

If you plan to use proctoring software that involves the students’ use of a camera, clearly describe this requirement in your syllabus, in the Start Here menu of your course, and send an email to all student prior to the start of the semester.

Faculty can use this method an unlimited amount of times in a course. Click on the link below to access resources to assist you in implementing online proctoring in your class.

CEL website on Respondus Monitor:


Contact the Center for eLearning!

Testing Center:

eLearning instructors who wish to have their exams proctored at our three testing centers (Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter) should….

To begin the process, contact the eLearning Testing Coordinator at kbishopmora@fau.edu or call Testing and Evaluation at 561.297.3160.

Be sure to include your course’s number, enrollment cap, the testing platform, and the testing dates.

For more general information, please visit the Testing Center’s home page:



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