Use locked mode for quizzes

You can help keep students focused while they take quizzes and tests on their Chromebooks. When students take a quiz in locked mode, they won’t be able to browse other websites or open any other apps.

About locked mode

Locked mode collects email addresses and limits quizzes to your domain. In locked mode:

  • Students can’t use other apps. 
  • Some extensions and keyboard shortcuts are disabled.
  • If a student exits the quiz, or opens any other tab, the teacher is notified via email.
  • If a student reopens the quiz within 30 days, the teacher is notified via email.
    • Note: If a student reopens a quiz after 30 days of the last time they opened the quiz, no notification will be sent.
  • You may only be able to access the quiz during scheduled hours.

Important: To use locked mode, you need:

Turn on locked mode

  1. Open a quiz in Google Forms.
  2. At the top of the quiz, click Settings.
  3. Under “Chromebook settings,” turn on Locked mode.

Accessibility features & extensions in locked mode

Recommended Chromebook accessibility features
  • ChromeVox (text-to-speech)
  • High contrast mode
  • Fullscreen magnifier
  • Docked magnifier
Recommended Chrome extensions
From Don Johnston:
  • Quizbot: An automatic quiz creator for Forms (for teachers).
  • Snap&Read: A text reader that can translate, clarify, and organize ideas. 
  • Co:Writer: A writing help tool with word prediction, speech recognition, and translation.
To learn more about these tools, visit the Don Johnston site.
From Texthelp:
  • EquatIO: Converts your input into mathematical equations, formulas, and more.
  • Read&Write for Google Chrome: Converts text to speech and speech to text, with picture dictionaries, text prediction, and more.

Tip: If you can't find an accessibility feature, use accessibility shortcuts instead.

If you can’t use locked mode

For teachers giving quizzes
For students taking quizzes

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

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