LockDown Browser iPad App Message

The issue occurs when students try to access a Canvas quiz using LockDown Browser, a message appears for some students (message below). The affected students are in the LockDown Browser iPad app when the message appears.

Message – Respondus LockDown Browser Required
This quiz requires Respondus LockDown Browser. Please launch Respondus LockDown Browser to take this quiz or view your quiz results.

The recommended solution is for students to close down the LockDown Browser app completely, navigate to Settings, and then Safari. From here, in the Privacy & Security section, students should choose either Allow from Websites I Visit or Always Allow from the Block Cookies list. While in the Safari settings, it’s recommended students tap Clear History and Website Data.

In addition, as a best practice, students should wait until a course home page fully loads before trying to access a quiz. Navigating too quickly away from the home page could cause issues starting the quiz.

If you have any questions or need assistance with a quiz, please email LDT.

Canvas: How to Print an Answer Key for a Quiz

One question I tend to get  a lot is, “How do I print a Quiz..” Within the LMS, the answer is usually, “You Can’t.” No LMS is really set up to print out quizzes. This has always been a huge issue, and I haven’t found either D2L or Canvas placing this feature high up on their road-map.

Luckily, I’ve found a workaround that solves the issue & prints out a well constructed quiz/answer key in Microsoft Word.

How do I do it ? Well, I use Respondus 4.0 ! It’s a pretty simple process. It may take a while to do it the first time, but after that, I think it’s a 5 minute process.

1. Log into Canvas, go into your course, select “Settings” and “Export Content From this Course.”

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2. Choose to export a “Quiz,” select the quiz, and choose “Create Export.” The export process will begin, and it will provide you a link to download the zip file out of Canvas.

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3. Locate the zip file on your computer after it has saved. Click on the zip file, and locate the numbered file folder (ex. ia542343cd45345234ca0809809234). Within that folder will be a similarly named XML file. This XML file is the file you will need in the later steps.

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Save the # sequenced XML file for later use

4. Open up Respondus. If you do not have Respondus, contact Sam Harris (sharris@maryville.edu) for information for downloading this software.

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5. Change the personality to “IMS QTI 1.1+,” and choose to “Import Questions.”

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6. A dialogue box will appear. Take the following steps.

  • Type of File = QTI
  • Browse for the XML file we identified in step 3
  • Create a new document named: (provide a name)
  • Select “Preview” to check for errors (should come back as “Imported Successfully”)
  • Choose “Finish”

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7. After you select “Finish,” you will be taken to the “Edit” page in Respondus. To print the exam and/or answer key, go to “Preview & Publish.”

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8. Use the “Print Options” (left side nav bar), and use the settings here to choose what you want to print

  • Exam Only
  • Exam w/ Answer Key
  • Answer Key Only

Use the settings next to each option to determine what you want your Word file to look like.

When ready, select “Save to file” at the bottom. A dialogue box will appear asking you to give the Word document a name. Save the file, and open it it Word.

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That’s It ! You just exported an exam out of Canvas, imported into Respondus, and exported to Word as an printable quiz.