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#205659 22-Nov-2016 08:34
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My son's going to be using chromebooks in class next year, year 3, and I had a couple of questions regarding how the management works. I already have the chromebook and wanted him to get used to using it before school goes back next year. They told us you just have to take the chromebook in and they load the students profile on to it. Will it create problems if I use my own Google account to login on the chromebook beforehand? The chromebook login page says the first account logged in becomes the administrator account, so I don't want to log in and create issues for going back to school. Also, once it has been set up with the school, will it still be possible for other accounts to log in, and will those accounts be governed by whatever restrictions are placed on the device by the school policies?

Any experiences people have had with chromebooks and schools are welcome.

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  #1675375 22-Nov-2016 09:40
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Our kids both use Chromebooks. Before the schools caught up they had their own Google accounts.

Both of them now have school accounts too which coexist fine with the old personal accounts.

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  #1675383 22-Nov-2016 09:55
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There is two main ways Chromebooks are used in schools, Enterprised Enrolled and stand alone.

 

In order to enterprise enroll a chromebook, the OS needs to be factory reset so that it can be enrolled into the school's Google Apps system.  This also requires a paid license to be available for the new device.

 

A lot of schools will simply use a extension like Hapara Teacher dashboard which they load against the student's school google account to monitor and manage the user (not the device).

 

My guess is the school will add the WiFi to the chromebook, log in with the student's school google account and make sure it all works. 

 

Chromebooks allow multiple google accounts to log into them, there is an option once the device is enterprise enrolled to remove this but this is only done on school owned devices (generally


 
 
 
 




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  #1675408 22-Nov-2016 10:50
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Thanks for that info, very helpful. I'll try and get some more info out of the school, but it sounds like even if we set it up now, we can just reset it before it goes to school next year. 

 

Do you use any software or anything in particular when the chromebooks are at home to aid in "safe" use?

 

 

 

They seem like nifty little machines.


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  #1675427 22-Nov-2016 11:48
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Personally I have only been involved with the locking down and managing access to certain websites via the enterprise enrolled chromebooks, but if you have a look at Chromebook Supervisor Users:

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/177958/use-supervised-users-to-set-up-parental-controls-on-a-chromebook-or-just-in-chrome/

 

This will give you lots of nice features to manage what the young-uns are doing on the Chromebook.


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