Is there a setting to prevent students from leaving canvas and googling answers?
Hi harold jackson Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community, where Canvas users such as yourself can meet to exchange ideas and ask questions.
There is not the ability to do this natively within Canvas. One solution that our institution recently implemented comes from The specified item was not found. which offers their Lockdown Browser. Bear in mind, however, that this is useful only in proctored situations with someone in the room. Students can download it free (from a subscribing institution) and then, yes, Canvas quizzes can be set via a menu that is embedded within Canvas so that students MUST use the Lockdown Browser in order to take the quiz. I can report that those faculty who have used it have been quite happy with it.
For online courses, Respondus also offers Respondus Monitor, where students must use their webcam to verify they are alone in the room in addition to using the Lockdown Browser.
Both of these do, however, come at a cost for your institution. (And no, I can't even give you a ballpark figure for us, since it comes from our IT department's budget.)
Hope this helps a bit, Harold.
Hi harold jackson
Canvas does not have a native ability to lock down the browsing of students, but it does have a preferred partner with a product designed to do just that - Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor. You can learn more about Respondus at The specified item was not found.
We have been a Respondus school for many years, it is a great product, very reasonably priced, easy to integrate with Canvas, and very easy for faculty and students to use. Support is also awesome, which is important if you are the Canvas Admin at your school! If you need more info beyond what the vendor tells you, just holler.
Hello harold jackson...
As I was reviewing older topics that have been posted here in the Canvas Community website, I came across your question. I wanted to check in with you because I noticed that we've not heard back from you since you first posted this question on September 27th. It looks like both Ken Black and Kelley L. Meeusen have given you some helpful feedback here regarding Respondus. Have you had an opportunity to review their replies? Did either of those responses help to answer your question? Do you have any additional questions as it relates to your initial posting? If you feel that one of the above responses has helped to answer your question, please go ahead and mark it as "Correct". However, if you still have some questions for Community members, please come back to this thread to post a message below so that we can continue to assist you. For now, since we've not heard from you an since there hasn't been any new activity in this thread for over two months, I'm going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered". However, that will not keep you or others from posting additional questions or comments which are related to your topic. I hope that is alright with you, Harold. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
As a 1:1 K12 school with iPads, we recently launched Apple Classroom. With Apple Classroom, you're able to "lock" your students into Canvas, and even when a student clicks a URL within Canvas, they are unable to navigate away from that website, unless it is specifically linked. It's a fairly slick combo to be able to use. If Denton's technology would allow this, let me know! I'd be happy to expand my reply.
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