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How to Lock a Google Form with Locked Mode (2024 Update)

In this article, we will show you how to lock a Google Form using the Locked Mode feature in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below!

How to Turn On Locked Mode on Google Forms

Locked mode is a feature that is available for Google Forms when used in conjunction with Google Classroom and only works on managed Chromebooks. When a quiz is in locked mode, students are unable to navigate away from the quiz until they submit their answers.

Here's how you can turn on locked mode in Google Forms when you are creating a quiz: 

1. Navigate to the Settings Tab

In the Settings tab, toggle on “Make this a quiz.”

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2. Enable Locked Mode Under Chromebook Settings

Additional options should show up. Under “Chromebook Settings,” turn on Locked Mode. If you're not seeing the locked mode option, it may not be enabled by your institution's administrator, or you might not be using Google Workspace for Education.

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3. Share or Assign the Form to Your Students Through Google Classroom

After setting up locked mode, you can go back to your Google Classroom and assign the quiz to your students.

Please remember, this feature is exclusively available in the education domain and cannot be used for personal Google accounts or outside managed Chromebooks.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to lock a Google Form using the Locked Mode feature. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on the difference between short answer and paragraph in Google Forms or our article on setting up a background image in Google Forms. If you want to set up response email notifications in Google Forms, we also suggest checking out our detailed guide.