Setting Up Chrome Restrictions

Created by Customer Support #1, Modified on Tue, 09 Apr 2024 at 04:07 AM by Customer Support #1

To set up the Chrome restrictions

  1. Click Settings from the Chrome menu.

    Google Admin Console Select Settings

  2. Click Users & browsers. The Users & browsers tab opens.

    Google Admin Console Select Users & Browsers

  3. Click the OU with which you plan to monitor students with the Teacher Dashboard. The selection shown here is for example only; yours may be different.

    Google Admin Console Select Teacher OU

  4. Type screenshot in the + Search or add a filter field and press Enter.

  5. Click the down arrow to the right of the Screenshots option and ensure it is set to Allow users to take screenshots and video recordings. If it is not, then switch it. This enables the capture of screenshots and video recordings of student devices by teachers for monitoring and assessment purposes.

  6. Type screen video capture in the + Search or add a filter field and press Enter.

  7. Click the down arrow to the right of the Screen video capture option and ensure it is set to Allow sites to prompt users to share a video stream of their screen. If it is not, then switch it. Enabling this setting allows teachers and students to share their screens to the Teacher Dashboard or student devices, enhancing collaboration and instructional capabilities.

  8. Click SAVE in the upper right corner of the console to save your selections for this OU

  9. Click the Students OU. You need to prevent students from accessing task manager, incognito mode, and developer tools. The selection shown here is for example only; yours may be different.

    Google Admin Console Select Students OU

  10. Type task manager in the + Search or add a filter field and press Enter.

  11. Click the down arrow to the right of the Task manager option and switch it to Block users from ending processes with the Chrome task manager. Enabling this setting prevents students from ending the Blocksi extension process through the Chrome Task Manager and gaining temporary unrestricted access.

  12. Type incognito mode in the + Search or add a filter field and press Enter.

  13. Click the down arrow to the right of the Incognito mode option and switch it to Disallow incognito mode. Disallowing Incognito Mode prevents students from disabling extensions, including Blocksi. This ensures that Blocksi can continue to effectively monitor, manage, and filter student activities.

  14. Type developer tools in the + Search or add a filter field and press Enter.

  15. Click the down arrow to the right of the Developer Tools option and switch it to Never allow use of built-in developer tools. By disabling Developer Tools, students are unable to access Chrome Shell (CROSH), a command line interface that offers similar functionality to Linux Bourne Again Shell (BASH) or Windows command terminals. Because CROSH mode grants full access to the Chromebook, restricting this access is vital to upholding the security and effectiveness of the filtering system.

  16. Click SAVE in the upper right corner of the console to save your selections for this OU.

  17. Repeat for each student organizational unit in your district

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