Chrome OS 76 was released to the district on on Tuesday, September 17th.
Designed with the classroom in mind, the 3100 is the successor model to the Chromebook 3180 with some great performance updates! This similarly rugged device offers an estimated 14 hours of battery life (one charge per day) and has moved to universal USB-C charging. Super-fast boot-up means less waiting and more time for instruction in the classroom.
For Students and Staff
Chromebooks provide excellent support for testing, and are recommended students who are able to manage their usernames and passwords.
We also recommend Chromebooks for staff members who prefer lightning-fast boot times, a long battery life, and the peace of mind that comes with cloud-based storage. Chromebooks are fully Aspen compatible.
If you spend all your time working in a web browser, consider a Chromebook. Aside from their low price-point, Chromebooks can play a major roll in your overall cost savings program, as they help promote paperless classrooms.
Intel Celeron N4000 Processor
4GB memory and 16GB storage
11.6” Gorilla Glass screen
Ports: 1 combo headphone microphone jack, 1 USB Type-C, 1 USB 3.1, 1 noble wedge lock slot
Height: 0.82" (20.8 mm) | 2. Width: 11.96" (303.9 mm) | 3. Depth: 8.19" (207.9 mm)
Weight: 2.85 lbs (1.29 kg)
Octane Score: 16,191
Octane Per Dollar: 64
AUE Date: June 2025
Chrome OS 72 was released to the district on on Tuesday, April 23rd. There are a couple of important fixes/changes with this release.
A new F5 Access VPN app (v.1.0.5) has been released on the Chrome Webstore which is designed to resolve the connectivity issues with remote access on Chrome OS devices. However, the new F5 version requires Chrome OS 72+.
CPS Devices: ChromeOS 72 was released for CPS devices on Tuesday, April 23rd. Please update your ChromeOS devices to restore remote access functionality to Chromebooks. Click here for instructions on updating ChromeOS.
Personal Devices: Please update personal ChromeOS devices to version 72 or above. If the client extension is not installed, you can add F5 Access v.1.0.5 from the Chrome Webstore.
Chrome 71 is rolling out to the district beginning 4/1/19. This version is not a big leap from Chrome 70, but includes bug fixes and some fairly insignificant UI updates. As always, Chromebooks will begin grabbing updates automatically, but please be sure to mind your GopherBuddy to ensure that you don't fall behind on your updates. If and when you see this friendly fellow, be sure to head into settings and perform a manual update.
Please prepare your devices before you begin testing! More information here.
If a user has adjusted the screen resolution on a Chromebook, it may carry over to the NWEA kiosk app. Several users have reported being greeted with the error below even though their device is capable of the required screen resolution.
Here are a few ways you can resolve the issue:
1. If you know that user that made the resolution change, have them log in and change it back.
2. If you do not know which user made the change, delete all users accounts from the login screen. The error should resolve as soon as the offending user account is deleted.
3. Do a quick wipe and re-enroll. This will dump all settings and return your device back to normal.
Chrome OS 70 is available as of January 4th, 2019. The tenth anniversary Chrome OS release sports a new user interface including rounded elements, a new color palette, and new icons. But no worries — the user experience will feel familiar, but with a few major changes in layout. The redesign may be even more compelling to tablet users, who will also notice the new floating (rather than docked) keyboard in tablet mode.
The control panel at the bottom-right has been redesigned quite a bit. The current time, battery level, WiFi indicator, and notifications are now in a grid rather than their old column layout. User logout can still be found at the very top of the control panel, as can the system settings gear. Icons in the dock are no longer left-justified after migrating to the center of the screen.
Enjoy the sleek new look!
ITS is offering GoGuardian at no cost to schools. Similar to Faronics Insight for PCs and Macs, GoGuardian allows teachers to easily monitor and manage Chromebooks in the classroom. As a cloud-based tool, the initial deployment to Chromebooks will be handled by ITS.
To begin using GoGuardian, schools’ TechCos will need to contact fill out this form to schedule the deployment with ITS. We will work with schools on a first come, first served basis and recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to avoid delays. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
If your school is currently using GoGuardian, your subscription will automatically be rolled into the new district license. This means individual schools will no longer need to budget for this purchase.
Regular training webinars are being held now. Please have your teachers go to this link to sign up!
There have been a lot of changes to G-Suite over the summer. Here are some of the highlights.