Make sure you installed Bluebook™ correctly, check your devices, and share test day instructions with test coordinators.
Before Test Day
Check Device Specifications
- Open Bluebook on some of your testing devices and click Test Your Device on the sign-in screen to find out if they meet minimum requirements.
Check Bluebook Versions
- Uninstall old versions of Bluebook (from before November 2022), the CB Digital Exams app, or the 2021 Digital AP Exams app.
- To avoid testing delays, open Bluebook on Chromebooks so they can auto-update before test day. Find out if you need to update Bluebook.
Protect Student Test Data (ChromeOS 113 or lower)
Follow the steps in Part 3 of How to Install Bluebook on Chromebooks if you installed Bluebook on Chromebooks running ChromeOS 113 or lower:
- In the App console, change device settings to make sure local user data won’t be erased.
- Validate your configuration by opening a Chromebook, signing in to Bluebook, and restarting.
Make Sure Bluebook Works for Every Student
- Learn how to prepare devices for students who need accessibility features. The floating accessibility menu isn’t available by default because Bluebook is a kiosk app.
- Change the Sign in keyboard setting in your Admin console to US layout to make sure all special characters work as expected.
Free Up Space and Memory
- Reset (powerwash) Chromebooks.
- Clear user profiles you no longer need from shared devices.
Share Test Day Instructions
- Make sure test coordinators and test day staff understand how students take Bluebook tests on Chromebooks.
- Tell test coordinators that students who need accessibility features should practice using them in Bluebook before test day.
Check with your test coordinator before resetting (powerwashing) Chromebooks because student answers will be erased. Make sure all student answers were submitted to College Board.