• Chromebook Tips for Students

  • Signing In

    When you sign into the Chromebook, Webdesk will automatically open. Use Webdesk to access all your digital resources without having to sign into each one separately! It will save a lot of time. More Webdesk tips here: https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/9188

    1. When you open the Chromebook and turn it on, you’ll see this message: “Click ‘Next’ to continue signing in to your pisd.edu account”. Go ahead and click “Next”.

    chromebook sign in

    2. After you click “Next”, click the button that says “PISD Network Login”. 
    classlink sign in

    3. Enter your PISD username: firstname.lastname.#   (Example: anne.shirley.1)

    Then enter your network passwordYou are now logged into the Chromebook!

  • Getting to Know Your Chromebook

    Check out these videos:

    Chromebook Academy YouTube Playlist

  • Care & Maintenance

    • Please don't eat or drink near your device.
    • Keep the keyboard clear of items like pens/pencils.
    • Keep your Chromebook charged. 
    • Restart your Chromebook periodically to let it run updates. 
    • Clean your Chromebook using either wipes for electronic devices or a damp microfiber towel.
    • If you have any technical problems with the device, please contact the Campus Technology Assistant (CTA).

  • Tips & Tricks

    Get the most out of your Chromebook with these cool shortcuts. 

    • On the Chromebook keyboard, press Ctrl+Alt+? to activate the on-screen keyboard. It shows you all the shortcut keys! For example, hold down the Ctrl key and you'll see the shortcut for taking a screenshot is to press Ctrl+Windows Switcher button (button above the 6). 

    • Take a screenshot = Ctrl+windows switcher button  (windows switcher button)
      • The image saves to your Google Drive.

    • Snipping tool = Ctrl+Shift+windows switcher button  (windows switcher button)
      • The screen will dim and you can take your finger and select a region of your screen.

    • Add a website to the Shelf. (The Shelf is the bar along the bottom of your Chromebook screen. Like the Task Bar on a desktop computer).
      • When the site to be pinned is visible on the screen, click the 3-dots (“shish kebab”) menu at the top right of the screen > More tools > Add to shelf. It will now appear on your Shelf. 

    add website to shelf

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