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.

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

 

ENABLE CHROMEBOOK CLOUD CONNECTOR 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 the Google Admin Console.

2. Click Devices.

3. Click Chrome Management (under the Device Settings menu).

4. Click Apps & Extensions.

5. Select the Organizational Unit that includes your students Chromebook devices.

6. Search for and select the Dyknow Cloud extension.

7. Select Force Install in the Installation Policy field for Dyknow Cloud.

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

9. Login to a Chromebook device as a student.

10. 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.

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

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

6. Logout of the Chromebook device.

7. 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 Google Admin Console.

2. Click Devices.

3. Click Chrome Management (under the Device Settings menu).

4. Click Device Settings.

5. Select the Organizational Unit that includes your students Chromebook devices.

6. Locate the Sign-in Settings section.

7. Select Disable Guest Mode for the Guest Mode policy.

8. Select Restrict sign-in to list of users for the Sign-in Restriction policy.

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

STUDENT CHROMEBOOK USER & BROWSER SETTINGS 

1. Login to the Google Admin Console.

2. Click Devices.

3. Click Chrome Management (under the Device Settings menu).

4. Click User & Browser Settings.

5. Select the Organizational Unit that includes your students Chromebook devices.

6. Locate the Content section.

7. Select Allow Users to Take Screenshots for the Screenshot policy.

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.

8. Enter the following URLs into the URL Blacklist field for the URL Blocking policy:

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

9. Locate the Security section.

10. Select Disallow Incognito Mode for the Incognito Mode policy.

11. Locate the Apps and Extensions section.

12. Select Block users from ending processes with the Chrome task manager in the Task Manager policy.

13. Locate the User Experience section.

14. Select Block multiple sign-in access for users in this organization for the Multiple Sign-In Access policy.

15. Select Never allow use of built-in developer tools for the Developer Tools policy.

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

 

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