Chrome Education Upgrade

Monday, 29 March, 2021

Chrome Education Upgrade

Chromebooks are available in an array of form factors from a host of hardware vendors and are a perennial favourite of education sector IT departments because they are simple to manage and deploy.

A centralised approach allows admin staff to add users, devices, printers and internet from a single location, as well as manage thousands of devices and set 200+ policies and commands from the central Google Admin Console.

For educational institutions wishing to leverage the full capabilities of Chrome OS — including enhanced multilayered security and automatic updates — Google offers the Chrome Education Upgrade.

According to Google, IT administrators working in education face the same challenges as any other industry: finding the right path to digital transformation while juggling security, scalability and cost.

Chrome Education Upgrade leverages the full capabilities of Chromebooks and Chrome OS to counter rising teacher workloads, free up IT resources and give educators more time to focus on learning outcomes — without compromising security.

The upgrade allows admin staff to take control of what users can access, including blocking end users from logging in, restricting access on certain sites and content, and enabling identity-free usage for shared devices.

IT can be given access to device policies and fleet oversight capability for both school-issued and student-owned devices from the cloud-based Google Admin console, simplifying deployment.

Lost and stolen protections prevent data theft by remotely disabling devices, ephemeral mode wipes user data upon logout, and persistent enrolment ensures devices are always enrolled to the school domain. The company also offers 24/7 IT Chrome OS troubleshooting assistance.

For further info on the upgrade, visit the Chromebooks site.

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