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How do I set up Kiosk Mode on Chromebook?



To ensure students complete their assignments in a browser "lockdown" mode, Edulastic has released a new version of its Kiosk app. 

The Edulastic Kiosk Mode app is now available on Chrome Web Store. It is designed to run as a kiosk app to enable secure testing on Chromebooks.

Edulastic Kiosk Mode App, when launched, looks different from a regular Chrome browser, as the display will not have a window frame, address bar or any other elements of the browser interface. Any student on Edulastic Kiosk mode will not be able to exit the app or switch to another task. 


Steps to Deploy the Edulastic Kiosk Mode to Managed Devices:

These steps will install the Edulastic Kiosk mode app across all Chromebooks in your school or district and will allow students to see a menu of kiosk apps in the system tray on the login screen. The student can then select the app to begin testing. 

  1. Log in to Google Admin.
  2. From the home page, select Devices.
  3. Select Chrome management.
  4. Apply the appropriate device settings:
         - Hover over the yellow "+" button in the bottom right corner.
         - Select the "Add from Chrome Web Store" option.
         - Search for Edulastic Kiosk and click Select next to the Edulastic icon.
         - Verify the settings for the app.
         - If changes are made, click Save at the top right of the screen.
         - Note: For auto-launch settings, select the Kiosks tab from Apps & Extensions.
  5. Select Apps & Extensions.
  6. Select the Kiosks tab.
  7. Select the organizational unit that has the Chromebooks you will use for testing.
  8. To add the Edulastic Kiosk Mode app:
  9. Apply any other settings you feel are appropriate for your organization's testing policies on the Users & Browsers and Kiosks tabs.
  10. Click Save on the top right when you are done making changes.
  11. For Google help documents regarding setting up Chromebooks for assessment use, click here.


 For Non-Managed Devices:

These steps work for Chromebooks purchased in 2016 or earlier. Newer Chromebooks must be managed under a Chrome Enterprise, Chrome Education, or single-app kiosk device management license to install and run kiosk apps. See Use Chromebook as a kiosk and Chrome service options at Google's support site.


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