Using TestNav on a Chromebook

Updated 8/12/2014

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This document helps you set up TestNav on a Chromebook for secure testing:

  • Determining Managed or Unmanaged Chromebooks
  • Installing TestNav on Managed Chromebooks
  • Installing TestNav on Unmanaged Chromebooks (such as BYOD)
  • Launching TestNav
  • Finding your Release Version
  • Updating your Release Version
  • Finding your Log Files
  • What's New

Determining Managed or Unmanaged Chromebooks

To set up TestNav on Chromebooks, you should first determine whether each Chromebook is managed or unmanaged. Unmanaged Chromebooks are typically only used in "bring your own device" (BYOD) settings. To check if a Chromebook is managed or unmanaged, see Manage Chrome Devices.

Installing TestNav on Managed Chromebooks

  1. To install TestNav on managed Chromebooks, first ensure device settings are set to keep local data so that the saved response file (SRF) and log files don't accidentally get deleted:
    1. Go to Google Apps for 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. Go to Google Apps for 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 Kiosk drop-down. Also, if it wasn't already visible, Manage Kiosk Applications should appear.
    4. Select Manage Kiosk Applications > Chrome Web Store. Use the Chrome Web Store Search box to search for TestNav and install.
    5. Select Add. Then select Save.
    6. Leave Auto-Login to Kiosk App set to None, and select Save changes, if visible.

See Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode for more information about kiosk mode.

Installing TestNav on Unmanaged Chromebooks (such as BYOD)

  1. Log in to the Chromebook using the owner account.
    • If you do not have the owner account information, back up any important data into cloud storage, and wipe the device. The instructions for doing so are not the same for all Chromebooks. To find the instructions for your device, see Wipe Device Data.
    • Create a new owner account, and log in with that account information.
  2. Start the Chrome browser.
  3. Enter chrome://extensions in the browser address bar. Click Enter.
  4. Select the Developer mode checkbox, and click Manage kiosk applications.
    If you do not see Manage Kiosk Applications, you do not have the correct owner account information. Go back to step 1, and create a new owner account.
  5. Enter the TestNav ID - mdmkkicfmmkgmpkmkdikhlbggogpicma in the Add kiosk application box. Click Add, and click Done.
  6. Sign out of the Chromebook.

See Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode 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.
    A message will appear informing you that you can use <ctrl><alt>s to exit Chrome OS when you first launch TestNav. This only works while the message displays.
  3. To shut down and exit kiosk mode after the app launches, hold down the Power button.

Finding your Release Version

  1. Launch the TestNav app.
  2. Focus your cursor in the username or password field.
  3. Press <ctrl><shift>z and the File Viewer box appears. See the application version under File Viewer.
  4. If the File Viewer does not display, click on the window and then press <ctrl><shift>z again.

Updating your Release Version

After you install TestNav from the Chrome Web Store, it should automatically update by one of the following:

  1. TestNav auto-updates in kiosk mode.
  2. TestNav auto-updates on a timeframe specified within the Chrome Web Store for non-kiosk mode implementations.
However, if your technology environment does not allow for automatic updates, you can manually update TestNav to the newest version:

  1. Remove the outdated version of the app.
  2. Install the latest version from the Chrome Web Store.

Finding your Log Files

  1. Launch the TestNav app.
  2. Focus your cursor in the username or password field.
  3. Press <ctrl><shft>z and the File Viewer box appears.
    If the File Viewer does not display, click on the window and then press <ctrl><shft>z again.
  4. Plug in your USB memory stick.
  5. Click the download button next to the log file(s) you wish to download.
  6. When the window opens, select the USB memory stick, and click Save.

What's New

DateChange

8/12/2014

Updated installation instructions for unmanaged Chromebooks. Also edited for style.

4/3/2014

Updated the Updating your Release Version to correctly refer to the Chrome Web Store.

3/21/2014

Added Finding your Log Files section.

3/20/2014

In Finding your Release Version section, step 3 and step 4, changed <ctrl> <alt> z to <ctrl> <shift> z.

3/4/2014

Changes include:

  • Added information about how to know your current software release version.
  • Added information about how to update your software, when needed.