What is Desmos Test Mode?
Desmos Test Mode is a restricted version of the free Desmos Graphing Calculator. Desmos Test Mode (Chrome App) differs from the browser version in that it disables specific features for testing purposes. A comparative, but not exhaustive, list is below:
|Feature||Web Version||Test Mode|
|Example Graphs (example)||yes||no|
|Saving & Sharing||yes||no|
|Automatic Solving (example)||yes||no|
|Tracing, Points of Interest (example)||yes||yes|
|Tables of data||yes||yes|
This app is also available for use offline; no internet access is required to use the app after it has been downloaded.
How to download and install Desmos Test Mode (Chrome App)
2.) Search "Desmos Test Mode" or use this link to navigate directly to the app page.
3.) Click the Add to Chrome button.
The Desmos Test Mode app will be accessible from the Chrome App Launcher.
Using Desmos Test Mode in Kiosk Mode on Chromebooks
Kiosk Mode on Chromebooks can be used by administrators to lock devices to a single app, restricting students from navigating to other applications or webpages. Kiosk Mode is enabled differently depending on whether your devices are Managed Chromebooks or Unmanaged Chromebooks. (Check to see if your Chromebooks are managed.)
Can Desmos Test Mode be used on devices other than Chromebooks?
Yes! Google Chrome Apps are accessible on OS X, Linux, and Windows desktop operating systems if the Google Chrome Browser is installed. If your students don't have access to Chromebooks, there are many applications and system settings that can be used on other devices to lock students to a specific app. Have any recommendations? We'd love to hear them - you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access Desmos Test Mode on ipads, download the Desmos Test Mode iPad App from the App Store.