Using the Chrome OS at HSU

Chrome Operating System (OS) devices (Chromebook, Chromebox) are inexpensive, easy to maintain, and allow access to expensive and complex software through our Virtual Lab http://vlab.humboldt.edu.

Chromeboxes are installed throughout the 3rd floor of the Library. Chromebooks available for checkout from the circulation desk. We hope to expand the number of Chrome OS devices on campus, please send an email to ITFeedback@humboldt.edu to give us your feedback.

When logging onto a Chrome OS device with your HSU email account, you will immediately have access to your email, G Suite of applications (Docs, Sheets and Slides), as well as all of your Google Drive files. These services can be accessed anytime, anywhere on almost any device.

Personally Owned Devices

If you use your HSU account to login to your personal ChromeOS device, you will get the following settings pushed down to your equipment:

  • A bookmarks folder named "HSU Links" with links to HSU services like our Virtual Lab (VLab) is created
  • The screen locks at end of idle time
  • Multiple Sign-in Access: HSU account must be signed in first to allow switching between work and personal accounts

Printing from Chrome OS Devices

We are planning on piloting a new mobile printing service for Fall 2019. Printing from Chrome OS will be available to printers in the following locations:

  • The Library on the all three floors
  • The HGH print kiosk
  • Outside of SCID13

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