In this article, we’re going to cover how to use Google Forms on a kiosk. Since Google Forms kiosk mode does not exist, we decided to create an easy solution for easily and securely deploying Google Forms to a kiosk or tablet.
The process is simple, first you’ll create your Google Form and then deploy it to your kiosk using the browser lockdown software KioskSimple.
KioskSimple makes it a breeze to securely deploy Google Forms in kiosk mode and helps prevent malicious user tampering.
Google Forms Kiosk Mode Alternative
Step 1: Register for a Google account
Creating a Google account is easy and free and can be done from here.
Step 2: Create your form using Google Forms
Using Google Forms, you can create a simple form in a few minutes. First navigate to Google Forms.
You can either start from one of the templates or create your own form from scratch.
Building your form is beyond the scope of this article, but using Google Forms is very simple.
Step 3: Find the web address of your Google form
Once you’ve completed building your Google form you need to locate the form address (aka URL).
This can be accomplished by pressing the SEND button in the upper right-hand corner.
Click the option to Send via link.
To easily copy the Google form URL to your clipboard your can either press the COPY button or highlight the link and press CTRL-C.
Step 4: Install KioskSimple
Once you’ve created your Google form it’s time to install the free demo of KioskSimple.
In most cases you’ll want to install the 64-bit version.
Don’t worry about installing the wrong version. The installer will automatically detect your operating system and prevent you from installing the wrong version.
Step 5: Setup KioskSimple to run your Google form in kiosk mode
Now we’re ready to configure KioskSimple to run your Google from your kiosk.
Click the Configure KioskSimple icon on your desktop and you’ll be prompted to enter your website.
Paste in the URL (CTRL-V) of the Google form you created in the previous step and press CONTINUE (see below).
Now close the KioskSimple Configuration App and it’s time to test.
Step 6: Launch your new Google form in kiosk mode!
From your desktop click the Start KioskSimple icon and select the option to Try the Demo.
Next, you’ll be prompted to either run KioskSimple in Test Mode or Lockdown Mode. For the purpose of your initial testing, select Test Mode.
Once KioskSimple is running you’ll see your Google form will load and you can perform any tests.
When you’re ready to exit KioskSimple the default password is “kiosksimple.”
You can get to the password prompt by either pressing ESC on a physical keyboard (attached via USB) or by bringing up the touchscreen keyboard by pressing the keyboard icon in the lower right-hand corner.
To access the ESC key on the touchscreen keyboard first click the &123 key in the lower left-hand corner of the keyboard and then a new view will load with the ESC key on the right.
After entering the default password of “kiosksimple” select the option to Close KioskSimple and you’ll be returned to the Windows desktop.
When you’re ready to deploy KioskSimple for use by the general public you’ll want to purchase a license of KioskSimple and launch KioskSimple in Lockdown Mode.
Need additional help?
We’re happy to help walk you through configuring KioskSimple.
Contact us today if you have any questions and we’ll get you up and running quickly.
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