Install Dyknow Cloud Connector on Student Chromebooks

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INTRODUCTION

Dyknow’s Cloud Connector feature allows Dyknow Administrators to enable the Chromebook Cloud Connector in Dyknow and check the connection status of the installed Chromebook Cloud Connector on student devices.

The Dyknow Cloud Connector extension is designed for and supported on student Chromebook devices only.

Note: Dyknow’s Chromebook Cloud Connector extension is not required on Administrator, Tech Coach, and Teacher devices.

This document is a resource for Dyknow Administrators to understand how to:

 

CONFIRM STUDENT CHROMEBOOK USAGE IN DYKNOW

Follow the steps below to confirm in Dyknow that students at your district use Chromebook devices.

1. Login to Dyknow.

2. Click the gear icon DyKnow_Web_App_-_gear_icon.png; you will be redirected to the Admin Settings.

3. Click the Cloud Connector tab.

4. Locate the Choose all student device types section.

5. Click Chromebook in the Choose all student device types section.

6. Review the Chromebook section.

7. Continue to install the Chromebook Cloud Connector.

 

INSTALL CHROMEBOOK CLOUD CONNECTOR WITH G SUITE

The G Suite Admin Console is available for Chrome devices purchased directly from Google or a reseller. Dyknow recommends G Suite for managed deployments. For basic setup of this console, refer to Google's documentation or this 3rd party video.

Follow the steps below to install the Chromebook Cloud Connector extension onto student Chromebook devices with G Suite.

1. Login to your Google Admin Console using an administrator account.

2. Click Device Management.

3. Click Chrome Management.

4. Click User Settings.

5. Select the Organization that includes your students using Chromebook devices (e.g. student Chromebooks).

6. Locate the Apps and Extension section.

7. Click Force-installed Apps and Extensions in the Apps and Extension section.

8. Click Manage Force-installed Apps.

9. Search for the Dyknow Cloud extension, then click Add and Save.

10. Click Allowed Apps and Extensions.

11. Click Manage.

12. Select the Dyknow Cloud extension.

13. Click Save.

14. Logout after this push since this will force their devices to update extensions.

15. Login to a Chromebook device as a student.

16. Open Google Chrome browser and verify that the Dyknow icon is visible in the upper right-hand corner of the Chrome browser window. 

NOTE: Google's default is for Chrome extensions to "travel" with student user credentials, so if a student who has Dyknow installed on a Chromebook uses his/her school credentials to sign into a different Chromebook (e.g. a loaner device), the Dyknow Cloud Connector extension will automatically be installed there, too.

If this is a concern, you can deactivate this through Google Admin > Apps > Additional Google Services > Settings for Google Chrome Sync, and/or restrict the use of Dyknow Cloud by Date/ Time or IP address.

 

INSTALL CHROMEBOOK CLOUD CONNECTOR MANUALLY

Follow the steps below to manually install the Chromebook Cloud Connector extension onto students' Chromebook devices.

1. Login to the Chromebook as an Administrator.

2. Click here to access the Dyknow Cloud extension in the Chrome Web Store. 

3. Click Add to Chrome; the Add “Dyknow Cloud”? message will appear.

3. Click Add Extension; the Dyknow Cloud Connector extension will begin downloading immediately and the Dyknow Cloud has been added to Chrome message will appear.

4. Verify the Dyknow icon is visible in the upper right-hand corner of the Chrome browser window.

Note: If the icon does not appear, please contact the Dyknow School Success Team for assistance.

5. Logout of the Chromebook device.

6. Continue to Configure Chromebook Device and User Settings.

 

CONFIGURE CHROMEBOOK DEVICE AND USER SETTINGS

Follow the steps below to configure the Dyknow-required student Chromebook Device and User Settings.

Note: Ensure Dyknow is NOT a Blocked Extension. For more information, click here to read Google's documentation on Chromebook policies.

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DEVICE SETTINGS

1. Login to the GSuite Admin Console.

2. Go to Device management > Chrome management > Device settings.

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3. Locate the Sign-in Settings > Guest Mode section.

4. Set the policy to Do not allow guest mode.

5. Locate the Sign-in Settings > Sign-in Restriction section.

6. Click Restrict sign-in to list of users.

7. To restrict users to only those in your domain, enter *@yourdomain.edu.

Note: With this setting, students will not be able to access personal accounts.

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK USER SETTINGS 

1. Login to the GSuite Admin Console.

2. Go to Device management > Chrome management > User Settings.

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3. Locate the Content section.

4. Click Screenshot: Enable Screenshot.

Note: All Chromebook users should be under a policy that allows screenshots. This policy applies to screenshots taken by any means, including apps and extensions like Dyknow.

5. Locate the Content > URL Blocking section.

6. Enter the following into the URL Blacklist:

  • https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser
  • chrome://flags
  • chrome://inspect 

7. Locate the Security section.

8. Select Disallow Incognito Mode.

9. Locate the Apps and Extensions > Task Manager section.

10. Select Block users from ending processes with the Chrome task manager.

11. Locate the Multiple Sign In Access section.

12. Select Block multiple sign-in access for users in this organization.

13. Locate the User Experience > Developer Tools section.

14. Select Never allow use of built-in developer tools.

Note: To prevent students from tampering with force-installed extensions, developer tools should be blocked.

 

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