Teachers have the ability to enable Lockdown Browser mode for students while they take an assessment in Otus. The Lockdown Browser disables the ability for students to navigate outside of Otus while taking an assessment.

❗ Are you looking for how to download the Lockdown Browser onto student devices? If so, check out one of these resources:

How to Enable the Lockdown Browser for an Assessment

  • When you assign your assessment, scroll to Settings and check Lockdown Browser.

Student View

When students select an assessment that has the Lockdown Browser enabled, they will select Start on the first prompt, then Take Assessment on the Lockdown Browser prompt.

Students are restricted to the assessment screen until they finish and submit their assessment.

➡️ Special Steps for Students on Chromebooks:

  • Students can launch the Respondus Lockdown Browser with our special Chromebook app by selecting “Otus” from the Apps link on their login screen.


  • When the App starts, the login page will appear and the student can login and navigate to the exam.
  • Once the exam is complete the user must restart the Chromebook to fully exit the exam.

Next Steps

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