8 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers and Students (Poster)

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June 2, 2016
Here is a handy poster which you can print out and use with your students in class. The post features eight of what we think are important tips every teacher (and student) using Chromebook should be aware of.  This visual is actually based on a post we published a few months ago. All of the tips mentioned here are taken from Chromebook Help centre where you can access more details and tutorials on how to make the best of Chromebook in your teaching.

Chromebook tips

  1- Add apps and extensions to your Chromebook
  • Click on the Web Store icon in your Chromebook
  • In the left column, click on Apps or Extensions
  • Browse through the selections 
  • Click Install on the app you want to add
2- Uninstall apps and extensions
  • To remove apps right click on them 
  • Select Remove from Chrome
  • To remover extensions click on Chrome menu
  • Choose More tools and Extensions
  • Click the trash can icon next to the extension you want to delete
  • Or right click on extension icon in browser toolbar and select Remove from Chrome
3- Save files to your Google Drive
  • Login to your Chromebook
  • Click the status area where you account picture appears
  • Click Settings & Show advanced settings
  • In the Download section,  click the Change button
  • Select Google Drive
  • To save to an existing folder, double-click it.
  • To save to a new folder, click the New folder button.
4- Customize your Chromebook’s privacy settings
  • Click on Chrome menu icon in top right corner of your browser
  • Click Settings
  • Click Show advanced settings
  • Under Privacy, uncheck any privacy settings you no longer want. 
5- Share your Chromebook with others
  • Sign in to your Chromebook.
  • Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  • Click Settings > Manage other users.
  • In the "Users" window that opens, check or uncheck the box for "Enable Guest browsing."
6- Save and view webpage bookmarks
  • On the right side of your address bar, click the star icon
  • You can also do one of the following:
  • Go to the Chrome menu  > Bookmarks > Bookmark this page.
  • Go to the web address bar at the top of the page and find the lock icon  or the page icon. Drag either one into the bookmarks bar.
  • Press Ctrl+D or ⌘+D.
7- Add people to your Chromebook
  • On the sign-in screen, click Add person.
  • Enter the Google Account email address and password, then click Next.
  • If you don't have a Google Account to add, you can create one by clicking More options > Create new account.
8- Control who can use your Chromebook
  • Sign in to your Chromebook as the owner
  • Click the status area, where your account picture appears
  • Select Settings and find the "People" section.
  • Click Manage other users and choose one of the options there