Getting Started with the Chromebook

  • Chromebooks are very easy to use and getting started only takes a few minutes. Follow the steps provided below to help get the most from your Chromebook and district Google account:


    • Watch Google's Getting Started with your Chromebook video.          

    • Read over the Chromebook packet best practices for care and security, where to find technology support and more.

    • Log In - Use your district login credentials to log in to the Chromebook. If you forget your login credentials, ask a teacher or stop by the Technology Office in the IMC for assistance. Only EASD Gmail accounts are able to log in to the Chromebooks.

    • Access Google Drive Files - Once you log in to the Chromebook with your EASD Google account, you will have access to your Google Drive files. 

    • Install apps/extensions from the Chrome Webstore. Remember to click "For" in the left navigation menu to see the list of EASD allowed apps and extensions. Only apps/extensions approved by administrators will be available for installation.

    • Set up Home WiFi Network - The EASD Mobile WiFi network will be set up on the devices prior to students receiving the Chromebooks. To view instructions for setting up a home WiFi network, click here.

    • Set Up Home Printing - There will be no printing available from the Chromebooks at school. The district, however, does not set any limitations in place for student printing at home, so students may print while on a home WiFi network. Neither teachers nor EASD Technology Services staff will provide support when setting up a home printer. Click here for instructions on setting up a home printer.  Please note that the ChromeOS does not support all printers.

    • Chrome Accessibility Settings - To learn about the accessibility settings on Chromebooks, view Google's Chrome Accessibility Video Series playlist.