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Prevent cheating by integrating with the Safe Exam Browser

Prevent cheating by integrating with the Safe Exam Browser


A lockdown browser helps maintain testing integrity by preventing student access to unauthorized resources during a test (e.g. googling answers).


Canvas is currently compatible with the Respondus Lockdown Browser. Unfortunately, Respondus is a commercial product, for which you have to pay licensing fees.


I strongly suggest that Canvas integrate with the Safe Exam Browser, an open source lockdown browser that is free. Details at

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Hi  @phillip_pinon  

There is a process for requesting partner integrations that might help. Learn more at 

I just looked over this product, and it seems that it is intended for Testing Centers, but including it in Canvas could be powerful.


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Have them do this for Quizzes.Next since that is where they are going on the quiz system. QN doesn't even work with any proctoring tool my institution uses.

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Safe Exam Browser does work with Canvas. Use the Javascript posted here: Locking down a quiz to require Safe Exam Browser to be used 

In the configuration file, on the Browser tab, enter the following under "User agent for desktop mode":  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0  

(This will prevent Canvas from popping up the message saying your browser isn't supported.)


Under the Network tab, you can block navigation to several areas of Canvas: 


I have not tried this with yet.