Installation guide - Managed Chromebooks

NOTE! If your Chromebook is from 2017 or later, it won't work in kiosk mode unless the Chromebook centrally managed by an administrator. To use your device in kiosk mode, ask your administrator for help. To run your Chromebook in kiosk mode, you need a licence for kiosk mode (Google's support page).

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Use DigiExam with Student computer lockdown
Use DigiExam with Student computer lockdown off

Use DigiExam with Student computer lockdown

The DigiExam client needs to be installed as a Public Kiosk App for the students to be able to use the DigiExam client on a managed Chromebook. Follow the guide below to install the DigiExam client on managed Chromebooks.

1. Login to the Google admin console ( as an administrator for your organization.

2. Go to "Devices " (see figure 1)


Figure 1

3. In the Device management view, go to "Chrome" -> "Apps & extensions" -> "Kiosks" (see figure 2)


Figure 2 

4. Go to the yellow icon in the bottom right corner and click "Add the Chrome app or extension by ID"


Figure 3

5. Fill in the following code "akicabagjochpeajjndcdapbfbbhconp" in the text box, make sure that "From the Chrome Web Store" is the chosen alternative and click on "Save".


Figure 4

6. The DigiExam app will now appear in the list, set it to "Force install + pin" to add it to all devices (see figure 6)


Figure 5

7. Set Permissions and URL access to "Use default permissions for this organisation


Figure 6
It can take up to 24 hours before the app is visible on all managed Chromebooks, but for most Chromebooks it is visible almost immediately or in a few minutes.

To check if the DigiExam app is installed on a managed Chromebook, log out from the current user and look in the bottom left corner of where it should say "Apps". Click on the apps button and the DigiExam app should appear. Click on the app to start it.


Use DigiExam with Student computer lockdown off

To use DigiExam where the student computer lockdown feature is off, the DigiExam app needs to be added as a normally installed app. Students will use this app when logged in to the Chromebook without being in kiosk mode.

1. Follow steps 1-2 in the guide to install the DigiExam app as a kiosk app above.

2. Go to "Chrome" -> "Apps & extensions" -> "Users & browsers" (see figure 7)

Figure 7

3. Select either the main organization unit or the sub organization unit(s) for devices that the app should installed on. If the DigiExam app is added to an organization unit for users the users won't see the app in kiosk mode, so make sure that the correct organization unit is selected before adding the DigiExam app.

4. Find the heading "Apps and Extensions" and click on "Manage force-installed apps"

5. Follow steps 4-7 above in the guide to install the DigiExam app as a kiosk app.

You are now ready to use DigiExam!

Click here to see the guide for writing an exam with DigiExam

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