Lock Down Browser

LockDown Browser Quick Start Guides (For Students and Faculty)

About the LockDown Browser

The LockDown browser is an application developed by Respondus to help curb academic dishonesty during online exams.

Respondus LockDown Browser increases faculty confidence in online testing by creating a secure, locked testing environment for students within the Learn@UCO course.

Faculty have the choice to use the LockDown Browser within their Learn@UCO section quizzes and exams. The LockDown Browser setting is turned off by default.

Students are given the option to install the LockDown Browser from within the assessment that requires it. It is a small program that installs on the local computer and is then able to be launched to take the assessments.


From within the  Respondus LockDown Browser environment, students are unable to:

  • print or copy tests

  • visit other URLs or access other applications once they have begun the assessment.

  • use  search engines to find answers online

  • send instant messages to classmates

  • access other areas of the online course

  • exit the test until it is submitted for grading

For more information please contact the Technology Resource Center (405) 974.5595