Friday, 17 May 2019

How to Use Chromebook Locked Mode

How to Use Chromebook Locked Mode
There is a simple feature known as Chromebook Locked Mode which comes in handy while students take quizzes and tests. The Chromebook Locked Mode is useful when tests are taken in Google Forms using Chromebook. You need to be accepted to the beta program and then turn it on.

How does the Chromebook Locked Mode work? 


If Google Chromebooks are used in a classroom, then there is a feature that helps students remain focused. If they do not stay focused, then you will be alerted. This feature is the Chromebook Locked Mode.

The Chromebook Locked Mode is a feature for managed Chromebooks. It helps the students to remain focused when they take quizzes and tests. When the students take the quiz in a locked mode, they will not be allowed to browse other websites. They will not be able to open any other app.

In the Chromebook Locked Mode, some extensions and keyboard shortcuts too will not be available.In the eventuality of a student opening any other tab or exiting the quiz, the teacher will immediately get an email. With this Chromebook Locked Mode feature there is no messing around.

All in all, with the Chromebook Locked Mode feature in place, the student can only open the assessment. There will be no scope for multitasking, no texting, no music, no Googling and above all no cheating.

What are the requirements for Chromebook Locked Mode feature? 


You will need a G Suite for Education Account.

Next you have to sign up for the beta program.

There should be a Chromebook managed by the school for each student.

You need to have ChromeOS 68 or later version.

Once you have been accepted to the current beta program, you can enable the Chromebook Locked Mode.

Steps to follow for turning on the Chromebook Locked Mode in Google forms

In the first step, open a quiz in Google Forms.

At the top, click Settings and then click Quizzes.

Turn on the locked mode.

When the locked mode is turned on, your quiz will automatically do the following:

It will collect the email addresses.

It will allow the students to submit only once.

It will limit your domain only.

A view of the Beta Programs

In the Google Classroom Gradebook, the instructors will get a dedicated grading area. They will be able to view the complete work by a student and their classwork progress. The instructors can then give grades. They can also view and customize average grades and share the overall performance with the concerned student.

In the Chromebook Locked Mode, quizzes can be conducted in Google forms. On managed Chromebooks, the instructors can lock the student’s screens. They can stop the students from navigating away from the quiz until they have submitted their answers. The Chromebook Locked Mode can be enabled by the instructors by a simple checkbox. The instructors will have full control of the assessments.

To use these features, Google needs to collect data. They also need information which needs to be collected from the user’s G Suite usage. Google Classroom and Google Forms will be provided under the organization’s G Suite agreement.

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