• One-Stop Shop for Chromebook Resources

  • How to Lock your Screen

    Securing your Chromebook

    If you step away from your Chromebook, we recommend locking your screen for extra security.

    Lock Screen

    On the keyboard: Press Search key + L.

    Unlock Screen

    To unlock your Chromebook, sign in with your Google Account password.

  • Enable the Scrollbar for Gradebook

    Scrolling Problems in the Gradebook

    To Enable the Scrollbar on your Chromebook:

    On Chromebooks (and other devices running Chrome OS), the default setting is to enable Overlay Scrollbars which means the scrollbars do not appear until you move your mouse pointer over the right edge of the Chrome browser window. This setting should be disabled so that scroll bars will always appear. These are the steps for disabling the Overlay Scrollbars setting in Chrome OS.

    1. In Chrome, type “chrome://flags/#overlay-scrollbars” in the address bar, then press Enter. 
    2. Select “Disabled” from the list of options for this feature. 
      Overlay scrollbars graphic
    3. Restart Chrome in order for this change to take effect.

  • How to Print

    Chromebooks on the PISDStudent wifi network can use Google Cloud Print printers.

    1. Press Ctrl+P to access printer settings.

    2. Next to Destination, click Change, then select the appropriate printer from the Google Cloud Print list:
      list of google cloud printers

    Keep in mind that Chromebooks are designed to contribute to a paperless classroom. It’s likely that you will print far fewer pages when using Chromebooks because you can access documents electronically.

  • Pin a Website to the Shelf

    The Shelf is the bottom bar of your Chromebook. Pinning sites and apps to your shelf allows for easy access no matter what window you have open at the time. 

    1. Open the website you'd like to pin. For example, webdesk.pisd.edu.
    2. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right of your browser.
    3. Go down to "More Tools" and then "Add to Shelf". 
      settings, more tools, add to shelf
    4. Give the site a name and then click Add
      enter name of site to add to shelf
    5. Now it appears on your shelf. 
      pisd hotspot website pinned to shelf

  • Set up Kiosk mode on Chromebook

    Create a secure environment that allows access to only one URL as a fullscreen kiosk in Google Chrome or Chrome OS. Kiosk App also disables device sleep mode while app is running. Great for student tutorial sign-ins, parent surveys, etc.

    Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions. 

    1. Add Kiosk app to Chromebook from Chrome Web Store. 
    2. Copy URL of target site (Google Form, etc.)
    3. Open KIOSK app (swipe up from bottom of Chromebook screen) and paste copied URL in Content section.
    4. Scroll to Administration section, and enter username and password, and "save and restart". 
    5. To exit Kiosk mode, click "Ctrl" + "A" and enter username and password. Click "Go".


  • GoGuardian Chromebook ManagementGoGuardian is a Chromebook management tool for PISD teachers to use with the Chromebooks in their classrooms.

    Visit the GoGuardian Resources to learn more about this exciting tool!