The following links provide instructions from Google for installing the Secure Browser on Chromebooks and for managing device settings on managed Chromebooks.
Using Chromebooks for Student Assessments
Managing Device Settings (general information for managed Chromebooks)
These instructions are for installing the Secure Browser on standalone Chromebook devices.
1.From your network administrator, obtain the following:
2.Power off, then power on your Chromebook.
3.If the OS verification is Off message appears, do the following (otherwise skip to step 4):
a.Press Space. In the confirmation screen, press Enter. The Chromebook reboots.
b.In the Welcome screen, select your language and keyboard, and enter the network name and password you obtained in step 1. Back in the Welcome screen, click Continue.
c.In the Google Chrome OS Terms screen, click Accept and continue.
4.If this Chromebook was already wiped and configured for a wireless network, skip to step 10; otherwise, continue with step 5.
5.When the Sign In screen appears, wipe the Chromebook by doing the following:
a.Press Esc + Refresh + Power. The screen displays a yellow exclamation point (!).
b.Press Ctrl + D to begin developer mode. A message appears with instructions on how to turn off OS Verification.
c.Press Enter. A screen displaying another OS Verification message and a red exclamation point appears.
d.Press Ctrl + D again. The Chromebook indicates it is transitioning to developer mode. The transition takes approximately 10 minutes, after which the Chromebook reboots.
e.After the Chromebook reboots, the OS verification is Off message appears again. Press Space, then press Enter. The Chromebook reboots, and the Welcome screen appears.
6.In the Welcome screen, select your language, keyboard, and network. The Join WiFi network screen appears.
7.Enter the network's password you obtained in step 1.
8.Click Connect, and back in the Welcome screen click Continue.
9.In the Google Chrome OS Terms screen, click Accept and continue. The Sign In screen appears.
10. In the Sign In screen, press Ctrl + Alt + K. The Automatic Kiosk Mode screen appears with a yellow exclamation point.
11.Click Enable, then click OK. The Sign In screen appears.
12.In the Sign In screen, enter the Gmail address you obtained in step 1, click Next, enter the password, and click Next again.
13.When you get to the desktop, click the Chrome icon () to open Chrome.
14.In the URL bar, enter
chrome://extensions. The Extensions screen appears.
15.Mark the checkbox for Developer Mode.
16.Click Manage kiosk applications located at the top of the screen. The Manage Kiosk Applications screen appears.
17.Do the following in the Manage Kiosk Applications screen:
a.Enter the following into the Add kiosk application field:
b.Click Add. The SecureTestBrowser application appears in the Manage Kiosk Applications list.
18. Click your avatar in the lower-right corner and select Sign Out.
19. Back at the desktop, click Apps at the bottom of the screen, then click SecureTestBrowser. The Secure Browser launches.
20. If you receive the following error message, then the Secure Browser is not configured to run in kiosk mode.
The SecureTestBrowser application requires kiosk mode to be enabled.
You need to re-install the app in kiosk mode by restarting this procedure.
21.Configure your test administration by selecting your state and assessment program from the dropdown lists and clicking OK.