Set Up and Security

This website app has been optimized for use on iPads, tablets and other mobile devices. The training requires internet access and a browser, and uses video with both sound and captions. For the best performance, we recommend using an iOS or Android device with the latest version of Chrome.


Find a quiet setting where people can take the training without distraction. You can mount an iPad or tablet to a rolling stand that will let you easily move it and help keep the device secure.  If noise is an issue, provide disposable earbuds or another listening device. If literacy is a concern, you can have the trainee watch the initial video demonstrating how to respond to an opioid overdose, and then walk through the rest of the app with them.  

Restricting Access

There are different ways to prevent users from browsing other sites or accessing other features depending on what kind of device you’re using. Kiosk apps like SureFox can provide a secure and convenient way to set up your device but many are paid. 

Instructions below may change or pertain to a particular operating system version. Check support sites for the latest information.

Apple (iPads, iPhones)

On Apple devices with with iOS 6 or newer, you can turn on Guided Access which limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available. This will let you restrict users to a browser app like Safari and can even disable hardware buttons. To prevent people from navigating to other websites, you can disable the top area of the screen with the URL bar.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. Enable and tap “Passcode Settings” to set a PIN. You will then launch the browser app and triple-click the Home button to put it into Guided Access mode. To disable the URL bar, circle that area of the screen and use the handles to adjust. This part of the screen will no longer react to touch. (Another option is to restrict users to specific websites via Settings > General > Restrictions.)

This WikiHow article lays out how to set up and use Guided Access for an iPad in easy to follow steps.


If you use Chrome, you can create a home screen shortcut to the site that has no URL bar for users to navigate away. Open in Chrome and click the 3 dot menu. Select “Add to Home screen” and a new icon will appear.

Android devices with 5.0 Lollipop or newer have a feature called Screen Pinning. Once an app is pinned, the user can navigate anywhere within the app, but requires the lockscreen security (PIN, pattern, etc) to leave it.

Go to Settings > Security and scroll to Screen Pinning to enable. Then, use the home screen shortcut to open this web app in Chrome. Follow the instructions for your Android version to pin it, typically by pressing the square Overview button, swiping up and tapping the pin icon.