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Installation guide - Managed Chromebooks

NOTE! If your Chromebook is from 2017 or later, it won't work in kiosk mode unless the Chromebook is 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 license for kiosk mode (Google's support page).


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Install DigiExam on centrally managed Chromebooks (Student computer lockdown ON)

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. Log in to the Google Admin as an administrator for your organization.
  2. Go to Devices → Chrome → Apps and extension → Kiosks (figure 1)
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    Figure 1


  3. At the bottom right corner, click on the yellow plus icon and click Add the Chrome app or extension by ID (figure 2).
    Add_Chrome_app.png
    Figure 2


  4.  Extension ID: akicabagjochpeajjndcdapbfbbhconp
  5. Choose From the Chrome Web Store
  6. Click on Save

  7. The DigiExam app will now appear in the list, set it to Install to add it to all devices (figure 3)
    Installed.pngFigure 3


  8. Click on the app and the Kiosk Settings could look like figure 4.
    Kiosk_Settings.pngFigure 4


It can take up to 24 hours before the app is visible on all managed Chromebooks, but for most Chromebooks, it is visible within a few minutes.

To check if the DigiExam app is installed on a managed Chromebook:

  1. Log out from the current user
  2. Click on Apps
  3. The DigiExam app should appear here
  4. Click on it to test it



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 (their user) without being in kiosk mode.

  1. Follow the guide above to install the Kiosk app
  2. Go to Devices Chrome Apps & extensions Users & browsers (figure 5)
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    Figure 5


  3. On the DigiExam app, make sure Force install + pin to Chrome OS taskbar is chosen (figure 6).
    Force_install_and_pin.pngFigure 6


  4. Click on the app and the Chrome Web Store options could look like figure 7.
    Alternativ_i__Chrome_web_store.pngFigure 7


     
  5. Find the heading Apps and Extensions and click on Additional Settings. Select either the main organization unit(s) or the sub-organization unit(s) for devices that the app should be 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.
It can take up to 24 hours before the app is visible on all managed Chromebooks, but for most Chromebooks, it is visible within a few minutes.

To check if the DigiExam app is installed on a managed Chromebook:

  1. Log in to a user
  2. The DigiExam-app should be available on the taskbar.
  3. Click on it to test it

 



You are now ready to use DigiExam!
Guide: Writing an exam with DigiExam

 


 
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