1. Introduction to Chrome Devices - 10 minutes 11. Connect to a Bluetooth - 2 minutes
2. Chrome Education Upgrade features - 30 minutes 12. Move Between Pages - 2 minutes
3. Convert your old devices to Chrome OS capable - 13. See All Windows - 2 minutes
14. Take a Partial Screenshot - 2 minutes
3 minutes 15. See all Keyboard Shortcuts - 2 minutes
4. Getting Started - 2 minutes 16. Quick Fix - 5 minutes
5. Search for Anything - 2 minutes
6. How to edit Microsoft Office files on a
Chromebook - 2 minutes
7. How to Set up Offline Mode - 2 minutes
8. Email Offline - 2 minutes
9. Enable Google Play Store - 2 minutes
10. Download apps - 2 minutes
Introduction to 01
A fleet of shareable devices, designed
for the classroom
Lightweight, durable laptops
designed for students
Boot up in less than 10 seconds,
and the battery lasts all day
Designed to be simple, affordable,
secure, and shareable
The next frontier in education
Put school admins in the driver’s seat with Chrome Education Upgrade
Managed access Simplified deployment Advanced security
Put admins in control of Access device policies Disable lost Chromebooks
what users can access – from the cloud-based remotely or wipe user data after
from any device. Google Admin console. each session.
Managed access puts admins in control
Login controls stop end Site blocking prohibits Managed guest sessions
users from logging into access to social media enable shared, identity-free
Chromebooks with platforms or unmonitored sessions in libraries and
unauthorized accounts. content. other shared environments.
Simplified deployment sets IT free
Google Admin BYOD model allows OS versions can be Device reporting
console lets you set you to keep students pinned on a gives insights into
device policies, secure on school- Chromebook to your Chromebook
deploy and configure issued and student- prevent updates. fleet metrics, release
printers, and owned devices. channel, OS version,
configure Wifi and and more.
Advanced security keeps your data safe
Persistent enrollment ensures Lost and stolen protections Kiosk mode keeps high-stakes
devices are always enrolled to prevent data theft by remotely testing data safe.
your domain. disabling devices.
Locked mode prevents Ephemeral mode ensures user Application verified access allows
data is wiped upon log out. third-party apps to understand Chrome
students from navigating away devices and provide a service.
from a test until it’s done.
Save time spent
I would say that we are saving more than 70% of our
time on managing the devices. If we were going to do
this with another device, we’d have to almost double our
staff. We have all of these devices now, but we don’t
hear people talking about managing them.”
IDC White Paper,
The Economic Value of Chromebooks for Educational Institutions
Chrome Education 02
Device Settings and User Settings
Device Settings User Settings
Applies to the device with Applies to the logged in user
or without logged in user on any device
● Controls who can login ● Device does not need to be
and how they authenticate enrolled on the user’s domain
● View device details within the Admin Console ● Manages the Apps, Extensions, Bookmarks
● Controls updates, auto-enrollment etc that the user sees once logged in
and device deactivation ● Manages the security profile for the user
Controls how the device operates, rather Controls the user experience,
than what a user can do on the device not the device
**Note: A Chrome Education Upgrade (licence) is required to apply device settings
User Settings 1 APPS AND EXTENSIONS 5 PRINTING
6 DOWNLOAD LOCATION
Create a custom, school-wide 2 CHROME WEB STORE 7 MANAGED BOOKMARKS
experience on each and every 8 DISABLE HARDWARE
device, no matter who signs in. 3 ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGS
User settings help maintain control over who can sign in on 4 BROWSER MANAGEMENT
your Chromebooks. For example, you can create a policy
that only allows users within your domain to sign in. 5 LOAD ON STARTUP
6 SAFE SEARCH AND YOUTUBE
7 IDLE SETTINGS
8 URL BLOCKING
Apps and extensions
Give students the apps and extensions they
need the most. Apps and extensions can also
be pinned to the Chrome Launcher.
Chrome Web Store
Create an instance of the Chrome Web
Store specific to your school’s domain.
Whitelist or blacklist the entire store or
just specific extensions and apps to
keep your devices secure.
Accessibility Settings Accessibility - built into all Chromebooks
We create tools that encourage an Visual aids with high-contrast mode,
inclusive classroom environment, where custom colours and more.
students can do their best work with
support for their individual learning styles Mono audio for users with have limited
and needs. Once settings are customized hearing in one ear.
on a Chromebook, they’re applied every
time a student logs in on any device, Spoken feedback with Select-to-Speak or
saving time and keeping students focused ChromeVox to have chosen content or
on learning. navigation to be spoken aloud.
Voice-first interface with over 100 Acapela voices*
to read aloud in 30+ languages.
Incognito Mode and
Admins can select to ‘Disallow Incognito
Mode’ and prevents users from opening
new incognito windows. Browser History
can be toggled on or off so teachers can
view what sites students have visited.
Safe Browsing in Chrome helps protect
users from websites that may contain
malware or phishing content. The default
setting allows user to decide whether to use
Safe Browsing or not.
Homepage and Pages
to Load on Startup
Allow users to configure their new
homepage in their Chrome menu. If you
don't want to allow the user to change
the homepage, you can specify that the
homepage is always the new tab page
or the Homepage URL.
Safe Search and YouTube
Active Google Safe Search for web search
queries and Restricted Mode for YouTube
to make sure the content students are
exposed to is appropriate and safe.
Create a blacklist that prevents Chrome
users from accessing specific URLs.
Replace the default background image with
your own custom wallpaper (e.g school
logos, school picture etc).
You can upload images in JPG format (.jpg or .jpeg
files) up to a size of 16 megabytes.
Specify the amount of idle time before a
user’s device goes to sleep or signs them
out, enter a value in minutes.
Enable or disable printing. When
printing is disabled, a user won’t
be able to print from the Chrome
Set the default download location
on Chrome devices and specify
whether a user is allowed to
modify that location.
Push a list of bookmarks on all platforms
including mobile devices for the
convenience of your users.
Adjust the features of each device to fit the
setting. Control whether users can access
webcams, speakers, external hard drives,
or printers (local or cloud-based).
Adjust the features of each device to
fit the setting. Control whether users
can access webcams, speakers,
external hard drives,
or printers (local or cloud-based).
Device Settings 1 RECOMMENDED OU STRUCTURE
Create a custom, school-wide 2 SPECIFY WHO CAN SIGN IN
experience on each and every device,
no matter who signs in. 3 AUTOCOMPLETE DOMAIN
Device settings help maintain control over who can sign in 4 OFF-HOURS SIGN-IN SETTINGS
on your Chromebooks. For example, you can create a policy
that only allows users within your domain to sign in. 5 DISABLED DEVICE RETURN INSTRUCTIONS
**Note: A Chrome Education Upgrade 6 SIGN-IN KEYBOARD
(licence) is required to apply device settings
(Single App Kiosk & locked mode)
8 PUBLIC SESSIONS
Specify who can sign in
Ensure school-owned Chromebooks are
only used for educational purposes by
disabling guest mode and restricting sign in
to your domain.
Make it easier for your students to log in
with the Domain name autocomplete at
sign-in setting. This enables you to choose
a domain name to present to users on their
sign-in page and users don't need to type
the @domain.com part of their username
during sign in.
You can override this setting by typing your full
username when you sign in.
Allows you to set a weekly schedule, when
the guest browsing and sign-in restriction
settings don’t apply to managed devices
running Chrome OS.
Perfect for schools with BYOD programs,
allows schools to block guest browsing or
only allow users with a username ending in
@schooldomain.edu to sign in during
school hours. Outside of school hours,
users can browse in guest mode or sign in
to their device using an account other than
their @schooldomain.edu account.
This setting controls the custom text on the
disabled device screen. Include a return
address and contact phone number in your
message so that your device can be
returned to you.
This setting controls the custom text on the
disabled device screen. We recommend
you include a return address and contact
phone number in your message so that
users who see this screen are able to
return the device to your organisation.
Specifies which keyboard layouts are allowed
on the Chrome devices sign-in screen.
Assessments Scenario 1: Kiosk mode: school sets up
Chromebook to run as a Single App Kiosk
Chromebooks are a secure platform for running the exam app.
student testing. During an exam, you can
disable students’ access to the web, external Scenario 2: Locked mode: teacher sets up
storage, screenshots, and the ability to print. Google Forms Quiz using locked mode
Assessments Manage Kiosk Apps
Scenario 1: Kiosk mode: school sets up Chromebook to 1 Go to Device management > Chrome management >
run as a Single App Kiosk running the exam app. Device settings > Kiosk Apps. Click on Manage Kiosk
Note: You need to have the test available as a Chrome kiosk app.
2 In the dialog box that appears, select the exam kiosk
app you want to use. You can search for it on the
Chrome Web Store, or manually install it if you have
the app ID and URL by selecting Specify a Custom
On the same Device settings page, under Kiosk
Settings > Auto-Launch Kiosk App, select the app.
Make sure the devices you want to administer the test
with are under the organisational unit you select for
the kiosk app.
Auto-Launch Setting for a Kiosk App
If Auto-Launch Kiosk App is not configured, then the student will
see a menu of kiosk apps in the system tray on the login screen.
The student needs to select the appropriate kiosk app to launch
it in order to take the test. After the test is complete, the student
can exit the kiosk app and log back into a user session.
If Auto-Launch Kiosk App is configured, when the device next
boots, it will immediately load the kiosk app.
Assessments A new way to ensure students are distraction-free
when taking Quizzes in Google Forms
Scenario 2: Locked mode: school sets up Google
Forms quiz using locked mode feature For a lot of teachers, a day in the life might look like this: teach
innovatively and creatively, quiz without distractions, grade
Note: Available only on managed Chromebooks, locked mode prevents students from efficiently, give thoughtful and constructive feedback, repeat.
navigating away from the Quiz in their Chrome browser until they submit their answers.
Teachers assess knowledge and check for understanding
every single day, and many use Quizzes in Google Forms
to do just that.
But we’ve heard feedback from teachers that they want
to ensure their students aren’t navigating to other browser
tabs while taking quizzes.
Now, teachers can enable locked mode with a simple
checkbox in Google Forms, giving them full control over
To streamline the assignment process, we’ve also added the
ability for all Classroom users to create a Quiz directly from
Classroom. Instead of creating quizzes in a separate browser,
you can create a quiz and assign it directly to your class, or
Managed guest sessions In a public session, the admin can have a lot
of control (policies, etc.) that don't require an
With public sessions, multiple users can share the individual to sign in. This might be useful for
same Chrome device without the need to sign in. parent information nights, training with people
from an outside district, etc.”
For example, use public sessions to configure
Chrome devices for use as kiosks, loaner devices, Cinnamon Johnsrud,
shared computers, assessments, libraries, Instructional EdTech Coordinator
kindergartens, or for any other school-related
purpose for which users don't need to sign in.
Convert your old 03
devices to Chrome OS
What's the best CloudReady device? The one
you already have.
Give new life to your old hardware
Based on Google’s open-source Chromium, CloudReady
is an operating system that breathes new life into your
existing PCs and Macs. By replacing aging operating
systems and local apps with a lightweight OS that won’t
slow down over time, you can increase learner access to
fast, secure, managed devices.
And when paired with Chrome Education Upgrade,
CloudReady devices can be enrolled alongside your other
Chrome OS devices in Google Admin console, unifying
your fleet management with the same managed access,
simplified deployment, and advanced security.
Why use Fast
CloudReady? CloudReady installs in just minutes, so you
can begin transforming devices
Use Chrome Education Upgrade to manage
CloudReady devices alongside your
Chromebooks in Google Admin console
Transfer Chrome Education Upgrades from
CloudReady devices to new Chromebooks
within 1 year at no additional cost
Repurpose existing hardware that’s unused
or underutilized: CloudReady is certified on
more than 450 devices, including the most
commonly used devices in education
Getting Started with 04
Getting Started Step 2: Select Step 3: Connect to
a WiFi network.
Step 1: Turn it On your language and
click “Let’s go.”
Step 4: Then enter Step 5: You’re
your Google ready to get
Account details. started!
Search for anything
How to search anything on a Chromebook
Step 1: Press Step 2: Now you
Search and the can search files,
search bar will apps, and the
How to edit Microsoft 06
How to edit Microsoft Office files on a Chromebook
Step 1: Find a Step 2: Open the
Microsoft Word or
Excel file that you Microsoft Office
want to edit in your
Files app. file on your
ready to edit.
Step 3: Changes Step 4: You can
save now share it as a
automatically. Microsoft Office
file or convert it to
a Google doc.
Chromebook on 07
How to use Chromebook offline Step 2: Open
Step 1: Make sure
you’re connected Step 4: Toggle the
to the internet. switch that says
Step 3: Open the select “Ok.”
How to email in offline mode on a Chromebook
Step 1: Make sure Step 2: Click the
you’re connected Settings icon.
to the internet to
mode for Gmail.
Open your Gmail
app in the
Launcher and go
to your inbox.
Step 3: Select the Step 4: Check
Offline tab. Enable offline mail.