Safe Exam Browser

Safe Exam Browser

What is the Safe Exam Browser (SEB)?

The Safe Exam Browser is a customized web browser, available for Windows (7, 8.x, 10, 11), macOS (11.1 or newer) and iOS (9.3.5 or newer). The application must be downloaded and installed on the device that you use to attempt your quiz.
  1. You will only be able to attempt the quiz if they are using Safe Exam Browser.
  2. The browser window won't have a URL or search field and back/forward navigation and reload can be disabled.
  3.  Safe Exam Browser cannot be closed until the quiz is submitted.
  4. Switching to other applications is disabled by default.
  5. Shortcut keys such as Win+Tab, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+F4, Print Screen, Cmd+Tab are disabled.
  6. Taking screen shots is disabled.
  7. The clipboard (copy/paste) is cleared when starting and quitting Safe Exam Browser.
  8. The browser context menu (right click menu) is disabled.
  9. Your teacher may allow specific web sites to be accessible during an exam.
  10. Spell checking and dictionary lookup may be disabled.

Step 1: Download the Safe Exam Browser.
  1. Windows (7, 8.x, 10, 11)
  2. macOS (11.1 or newer)
  3. iOS (9.3.5 or newer)
  4. Safe Exam Browser is not supported for Chromebooks.
Step 2: Install SEB.  Find SEB in your downloads folder and double click to begin installation.

Step 3: Quizzes in this course that rely on the Safe Exam Browser will have a sebs:// link in them. Use those links to launch the Safe Exam Browser and then open the quiz otherwise you will get an access denied error. If you are already using the Safe Exam Browser then simply open the quiz direct.

Step 4: For Canvas users only! Click the blue button.

If your school has multiple ways to sign into the LMS you may have to select your preferred Log in method before you can click the blue button.

Disclaimer: Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is an open-source solution provided by ETH Zürich. All trademarks, service marks and company names are the property of their respective owners.
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