I would like to test my students using our chromebooks. I am trying to set it up using the Google Apps admin console but I was wondering if anyone has a better way to do this task?
Your students should be able to log in to Canvas, take quizzes and submit assignments just fine on a Chromebook. If this is not what you meant by "test my students" could you provide more information? If this question is related to setting up the user accounts to allow the students to log in to the Chromebooks I am not sure we will be able to help you there. From my own personal experience with Chromebooks there is a "Browse as Guest" option on the Chromebook login screen and if that option is available it could be a workaround if you are having a login issue with the Chromebooks.
I'm specifically referring to using Canvas as a kiosk session on a chromebooks. That way the students won't be able to visit any other websites or use other apps. Does anyone have any advice for me on how to set this up?
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Ahh, that makes more sense then. Sorry I don't have hands on experience with this (but I wish I did, I've been craving some Chromebooks with admin console to experiment with). The best I can do is provide this link: Use Chromebooks for Student Assessments - Chrome for Work and Education Help. Good luck and report back on your progress. It sounds like a wonderful combination of technologies.
I'm going to call Google. I'll update this thread if I find a good solution.
We are using Chromebooks also. Are there any limitations on the Chromebook? What about in the Conference function?
Hey Julie (VLAC) Alspach, since Canvas is pretty much all web based there aren't any limitations to using Canvas. The conference tool (BigBlueButton) has worked fine in all my tests with my chromebook. Working with files downloaded from a course (Word docs or PDF's) may take some special instructions or chrome extensions but otherwise everything should work fine that I can think of.
I'm mostly concerned with locking the chrome environment whole testing. Not allowing students to access anything but the testing portal. I have gotten it to work by creating a chrome app that locks them ot the canvas site. I also blacklisted all domains other than canvas. The problem with that is that once on the canvas site they are able to navigate to facebook or twitter by clicking the links on the bottom of the canvas website, even though they are blacklisted.
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Yeah, this is a more specific scenario that would require someone with more experience with the Chromebook Management Console than me. Let us know your progress though firstname.lastname@example.org . I am interested to see how it all pans out.
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