Running TestNav on a Chromebook

Using TestNav on a Chromebook

These are the instructions in this document to help you set up TestNav on a Chromebook for secure testing:

  1. One-Time Setup Procedure for Using TestNav on a Chromebook
  2. Additional Steps for Managed Chromebooks
  3. Additional Steps for Unmanaged Chromebooks, such as BYOD
  4. Launching TestNav

One-Time Setup Procedure for Using TestNav on a Chromebook

Determine if your Chromebook is managed or unmanaged. Unmanaged Chromebooks are typically only used in “bring your own device” (BYOD) settings. To check if your Chromebook is managed or unmanaged, see https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1289314?hl=en&ref_topic=2935995.

For Managed Chromebooks, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your settings for the devices being used are set to keep local data, so that SRFs and log files don’t accidentally get deleted:
    1. Log into your Google Apps for Education account at http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/, and log in to the Admin console for your domain.
    2. From the Admin console, select Device Management > Chrome > Device settings.
    3. In the User Data section, ensure that Do not erase all local user data is selected.
    4. Select Save changes, if visible.
  2. Enable Kiosk mode and set up TestNav on the Chromebook as a Kiosk app.
    1. Log into your Google Apps for Education account at http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/, and log in to the Admin console for your domain.
    2. From the Admin console, select Device Management > Chrome > Device settings.
    3. In the Kiosk Settings section, verify that Allow Single App Kiosk is selected in the Single App Kioskdrop-down. Also, if it wasn’t already visible, Manage Kiosk Applications should appear.
    4. Select Manage Kiosk Applications > Specify a Custom App. You will be asked for the kiosk app information. Use the following:
    5. Select Add. Then select Save.
    6. Leave Auto-Login to Kiosk App set to None, and select Save changes, if visible.

See https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/3134673?hl=en for more information about kiosk mode.

For Unmanaged Chromebooks, such as BYOD, follow these steps:

  1. If the Chromebook has never been set up with a user, skip to step 3. Otherwise, backup any important data that may be stored on the device, such as by moving items from your Downloads directory to cloud storage.
  2. Clear existing data. To clear existing data, you must switch to Developer mode and then return to Normal mode. The instructions for doing so are not the same for all Chromebooks. To find the instructions for your device, seehttps://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1360642.
  3. Enable Kiosk mode and set up TestNav on the Chromebook as a Kiosk app.
    1. Power on the Chromebook.
    2. At the Welcome! screen, select your language and keyboard. Then, connect to a network.
    3. Select Continue.
    4. On the Google Chrome OS Terms screen, select Accept and continue.
      • Critical note: do not sign in with an account until step g, after Kiosk mode has been enabled.
    5. On the Sign in screen, select the <ctrl><alt>k keys until the Enable Kiosk Mode screen appears. This may require multiple attempts before the screen appears.
    6. Select Enable, then select Ok.
    7. At the Sign in screen, enter the Email and Password for the Google account that will be used with the Chromebook, and then select Sign In.
    8. After you are logged in, you can close any windows that display.
    9. Start the Chrome browser.
    10. Enter chrome://extensions in the browser address bar. Click Enter.
    11. Select the Developer mode check box. After you select the check box, the the Add kiosk applicationbutton appears – your device is set up correctly.
      • If you do not see the Add kiosk application button, repeat steps a-c again until it does appear.
    12. Select Add kiosk application. You will be asked for the kiosk app information. Use the following:
      • ID – mdmkkicfmmkgmpkmkdikhlbggogpicma
    13. Press Enter or the Add button when ready. Note: Do not select Permanently keep this device in kiosk mode.
    14. TestNav will appear in the upper box. Select Done.
    15. Sign out of the Chromebook.

See https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/3134673?hl=en for more information about kiosk mode.

Launching TestNav

  1. Power on the Chromebook, but do not log in.
  2. In the lower left hand of the screen, select Apps > TestNav to launch TestNav.
  3. To shut down, hold down the Power button to shut down and exit Kiosk mode.