Sign up for locked mode in quizzes beta program

You can help test locked mode for quizzes by requesting to be in the beta program. Locked mode helps keep students focused while they take quizzes and tests. When students take a quiz in locked mode, they won’t be able to browse other websites or open any other apps.

To use this feature, you need:

  • A G Suite for Education Account
  • Sign up for the beta program
  • Chromebook managed by your school for each student
  • ChromeOS 68 or later

Learn more about managed Chromebooks.

Sign up for the beta programs

You can sign up for the beta programs for Google Forms Locked Mode in Quizzes and Google Classroom Gradebook. Learn more about the beta programs.

If you’re a G Suite administrator

  1. Fill out the Pre-General Availability Program Addendum.

  2. Complete the beta form to express interest.

  3. Choose who can use each beta:

If you're a teacher

  1. Ask your G Suite administrator to fill out the Pre-General Availability Program Addendum. You can encourage your administrator to sign the agreement with this sample email.

  2. Complete the beta form to express interest.

Turn on locked mode

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements above, filled out the interest form, and received a confirmation email for the program.
  2. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  3. At the top, click Settings Settings and then Quizzes.
  4. Turn on locked mode.

When you turn on locked mode, your quiz will automatically:

  • Collect email addresses
  • Allow students to only submit once
  • Limit to your domain only

After you turn on locked mode

When students take a quiz in locked mode:

  • Students won’t be able to use other apps. Some extensions, and keyboard shortcuts will also be disabled.
  • If a student exits the quiz, or opens any other tab, the teacher is notified via email.
Accessibility-related tools

The following accessibility-related features will still be available:

  • ChromeVox (text-to-speech)
  • High contrast mode
  • Fullscreen magnifier
  • Docked magnifier

If you can't find an accessibility tool, use its shortcut. Learn more about accessibility shortcuts.

If you can’t use locked mode

For teachers giving quizzes

If you aren’t able to turn on locked mode:

For students taking quizzes

If you aren’t able to take quizzes in locked mode:

  • Update your Chromebook.
  • You may not be on a Chromebook managed by your school
  • Make sure you’re signed into your Chromebook with your Google Account through school

Learn more about managed Chromebooks.

If you still can’t start the quiz, contact your teacher.

You can submit feedback about this feature here.  

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