Instructions for Adding an Account To a Chromebook
The first time a student or teacher uses a Chromebook, they will need to add their account to it. Once they have done this, there will be a login box on that Chromebook at the start up screen, and they will only need to enter their password from then on.
All Granite District teachers and students have Google accounts that have been set up in the "granitesd.org" domain. The following instructions explain how to set this up on a Chromebook, but they can also login to Google on any computer or mobile device at home, at school or anywhere they have an internet connection. They will use their "granitesd.org" domain Google account. This means that you can take students to a lab and continue working on Google Docs and other Google apps using their "granitesd.org" Google accounts.
Students should be assigned to the same Chromebook whenever possible if they are rotated, so they will not need to add their account to multiple Chromebooks.
New Login Instructions for the Chromebooks in Version 44. Updated instructions for Fall 2015 (073115).
Add a Teacher or Staff Member Account
  • On the start up screen, click on Add Person in the bottom left of the screen or if the email screen is already up, type in your granitesd.org email address. It is your district username followed by @granitesd.org
  • On the 2nd login screen with the district logo, enter the same information along with your district password
  • It will then prompt one more time for your password
  • A screen may come with the terms and agreement. Scroll down a little and choose Accept and Agree.
  • You will be shown options to choose a thumbnail picture. You can choose one of the preset pictures or take a photo of yourself using the webcam by selecting the gray camera icon.
Add a Secondary Student Account
  • All secondary students need to change their passwords at the beginning of the school year before adding an account to a Chromebook.
  • Once they have changed their password, have them click on Add Person in the bottom left of the start up screen, or it may already be up to a screen to enter their email address
  • Their email address will be:
    • first 4 of their first name + first 4 of their last name + first 4 of their student # followed by @granitesd.org (example: johnreyn9876@granitesd.org for John Reynolds with student number 9876543) (note: if they have a first or last name with 2 or 3 letters, they will enter it that way)
  • On the second login screen with the district logo, they will enter the same username as above and their password.
  • They will then enter their password once more on the next screen
  • A screen may come up with the terms and agreement. Scroll down a little and choose Accept and Agree.
  • Students will be shown options for a thumbnail picture. They can choose one of the preset pictures or take a photo of themselves using the webcam by selecting the gray camera icon.


What To Do if a Student Can't Create Their Account

  • First have them try it again to rule out user error
  • If that doesn't work, go to the technology workorders link that can be found in Quick Links on the District Intranet page
  • Login with your computer login user and password
  • On the left, click on Student Users
  • Enter the student's first and last name and click Submit
  • Wait until it loads and then verify you have the correct student from the given information
  • Click on the first little icon on the left of the student's name that looks like a white page (it says details when you hover over it)
  • Look to the right when the information comes up and you will see the Google User name that was assigned to them by FIM (a program that generates the accounts)
  • It has created some with extra digits, some with fewer letters or other odd combinations
  • On the whole, it is rare, but you may get a few where this will happen
  • Now have the student do their setup using the Google user name you have found from the details page

Assignment:

Open the document below and work through activities 1-6 with your students. Send Stephanie an email describing how it went. At least one paragraph.