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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a program that is used to prevent students from opening other browser windows or copying and pasting text while completing an online test in Canvas.

If you plan to test students using an online test, Respondus LockDown Browser can help you facilitate a 'closed book' online test through Canvas. This tool prevents students from looking through unauthorized material during the test. If you program your test to require Respondus LockDown Browser, students need to open this program on their computer first, with all other programs closed, in order to access their test in Canvas.

Note: Respondus LockDown Browser is not the same as Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide which is used for authoring tests.

Getting Started

The program is installed on Ontario Tech-issued computers for students and can also be installed by students in BYOD programs.

After you have created a quiz in Canvas, you can apply the Respondus LockDown Browser to the quiz. This means that students will require the Respondus LockDown Browser in order to complete the test.

You should give students a practice test to complete using Respondus LockDown Browser in order to make sure their software is up-to-date and they understand how to use it before a test or exam. Exam support can be requested through IT Services.

For frequently asked questions about Respondus Lockdown Browser, click here.


Help and Support

Exam support can be requested for tests or exams that will be facilitated in class. This support includes having technical support analysts (TSAs) who are familiar with Respondus LockDown Browser attending your class at the time of the test or exam with spare laptops. Contact the IT Service Desk or complete the Exam Support Request form to make this request at least ten days prior to your test.

If you’d like one-on-one support using Respondus Lockdown Browser, book an appointment with a Teaching and Learning Centre staff by filling out a:

Support Request Form