Chromebooks 

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Parameters

 

Working Modes

 

  1. Kiosk Mode: Kiosk Mode is a feature in Chrome that allows the device to be used in a single-window/single-app kiosk mode. Essentially, it locks away access to the rest of the device. In Kiosk Mode, a user is locked onto a single, full-screen chrome App that they can't change or exit. Harmony has some default apps on this mode. Students can use Chromebooks in Kiosk mode by clicking the Apps link. No sign in is required in this mode. (See example below)









     

  2. User Mode: Students will use this mode when they log in through My Harmony Portal and then have access to all apps and Chrome Browser.  They will click on "Add person" on the main screen. Sign in is required.

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Repair and Warranty
To start a warranty/repair request, we use an external provider called Trafera (former Trinity3). They have a portal where the local IT person can log in.

To get an account for Warranty Claim Portal, please read the instructions here.

Troubleshooting

 

 

  • Is Chromebook OS crashing or restarting often? Please following these steps to reset sync. Click here.
    There are more options to reset sync:
    1. You can Chrome Sync the student Gmail on a PC. Remove the user account from that Chromebook, restart and add user account again.
    2. Try using a Network Cable.
    3. Click on the button below





     

  • Chrome Devices are disconnected from WiFi? Here are the troubleshooting steps.
     

  • Some Keys on Chromebook do not work. Before you bring the Chromebook to IT, please try the following:
    For most Chromebooks, follow the steps below






     

  • Problems with screen resolution?  See 3 options:
    1. Ctrl + Shift on the keyboard, then either the plus sign or minus.
    2. Go to the Chrome OS Settings>Manage Accessibility Features>Open Display Device Settings, and then set the resolution to 100% (Native).
    3.  For Testing apps (NWEA), reset the screen resolution with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 0 (zero), then close and relaunch the testing app. For more information, see Zoom in or magnify your Chromebook screen. 


Videos:

Screen Resolution fix for Chromebook
 

Screen Resolution fix for Windows

  • Problems with Pop-ups in Chrome? Check this video to learn how to troubleshoot it.

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