Nextera Setup & Installation Guide, 2017-18 School Year

This manual has been updated for the 2017-18 School Year.

2/14/18: The Setup & Installation Guide was updated with changes highlighted below.

The Nextera Setup & Installation Guide for the 2017-18 school year has been released by Questar and is available for download from this article. 

New updates or changes for the Nextera Secure Browser installation for this year include the following: 

  • Apple iPad Installation
  • Mac OS X Installation 
  • Using Automatic Assessment Configuration (Apple)
  • Appendix B, System Requirements, Supported OS versions
    • Indication that iPad 2 and lower versions are no longer supported for Nextera
  • Appendix C FAQs, Support of touchscreen devices
  • Removed: outdated troubleshooting
  • 2/14/18: TTS voicepack configuration steps removed as there is only one TTS voice this year for all devices (“Matthew”)
  • 2/14/18: Permissions details added to Mac section for user switching and login screen (specific to Mac 10.12+ users)
  • 2/14/18: Added emphasis to note about touchscreen support: touchscreens for Chromebooks are not supported, touchscreens for iPads are supported

If you have any questions about installing the Nextera Secure Browser or about steps noted in the manual, please contact Questar Customer Support via email or call 866-997-0695.

REMINDER: All operational CBT districts and schools should wait until January and notice from NYSED before updating all of their student testing devices for the 2018 CBT administration. We will post information on CBT Support and send to the CBT Listserv when it is time to update all Nextera Secure Browsers for students testing on computer in spring 2018.