LockDown Browser on Chromebook

Configuring Respondus LockDown Browser on Chromebook

While the LockDown Browser is not officially supported on personal Chromebooks, we believe these instructions may work for you. Always consult your instructor before using the LockDown browser on a Chromebook. Please make sure your instructor knows that LockDown Browser on a Chromebook does not support Respondus Monitor.

To enable LockDown Browser on a Chromebook, you must install what is called a kiosk application. Kiosk Apps are Chrome Apps that are designed to always run fullscreen using Single App Kiosk Mode on Chrome OS and do not allow the user to exit the app. On personal Chromebooks (ones not owned by the University), you can only install kiosk apps after you enable developer mode.

The following are instructions for enabling developer mode, installing the LockDown browser, and how to open/close the LockDown browser on a personal Chromebook.

Enable developer mode, install LockDown Browser kiosk app

  1. If you haven’t yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Open Chrome Chrome.
  3. At the top right, select More .
  4. Choose More tools and then Extensions.
  5. Turn on Developer Mode.
  6. Select Manage kiosk applications.
  7. In the “Add kiosk application” box, enter the ID of the kiosk app you’d like to install. For LockDown browser, please use ID mliihnmidndhpcepfggjgobfpoemnpek — you may want to copy and paste this code in.
  8. Select Add.
  9. Select Done.

Open LockDown Browser

  1. Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.
  2. Caution: Do not sign into the Chromebook!
  3. On the sign-in screen, find and click the button on the bottom that says Apps, then choose LockDown Browser.
  4. LockDown Browser will open. On the first login, it will prompt you for the name of the institution. Enter Rivier University.
  5. LockDown Browser will then automatically open Canvas. You will need to sign into Canvas with your normal Rivier Canvas username and password.

Turn off LockDown Browser kiosk mode

Your Chromebook will not let you open any other apps while LockDown Browser is open. (This is the primary purpose of the LockDown browser.)

In order to use your Chromebook normally again, you will need to follow these instructions:

  1. Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.
  2. While the device is starting up, press Ctrl + Alt + s. Kiosk mode will turn off, and the regular sign-in screen will show.
  3. You may optionally uninstall LockDown browser and turn off kiosk mode. See these instructions: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/3134673?hl=en

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