Chromebook Management Best Practices

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INTRODUCTION

To optimize your DyKnow experience, we recommend the following best practices for Chromebook device management.

Also be sure to review our article Installing DyKnow on Chromebooks.

This document is a resource for DyKnow Administrators to understand:

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USER SETTINGS

From the Admin Console Dashboard, go to Device management > Chrome management > User Settings.

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1. Allow Screenshots

Under the Content item of Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings, select Screenshot: Enable Screenshot.

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.

2. Blacklist URLs

In the Content > URL Blocking section of Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings, Update URL Blacklist with the following:

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

3. Disallow Incognito Mode

In the Security section of Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings, set the policy to Disallow Incognito Mode.

4. Chrome Task Manager

In the Apps and Extensions section of Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings, update Task Manager to "Block users from ending processes with the Chrome task manager".

5. Block Multiple Sign-In Access

In the Multiple Sign In Access section of Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings, select "Block multiple sign-in access for users in this organization".

 

DEVICE SETTINGS

From the Admin Console dashboard, go to Device management > Chrome management > Device settings.

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1. Guest Mode

In the Sign-in Settings > Guest Mode section of Device management > Chrome management > Device settings, set the policy to Do not allow guest mode. 

2. Restrict Sign In

In the Sign-in Settings > Sign-in Restriction section of Device management > Chrome management > Device settings, choose Restrict sign-in to list of users.

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.

 

For more information, read Google's documentation on Chromebook policies here.

 

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