Chrome Browser
Google Apps works best in the Chrome browser. Find download instructions on this page if you do not see Google Chrome in your "Start" menu or the Chrome logo on your desktop. As we get closer to our Go Live date, we may "push" the Chrome browser to your computer.

 Using Chrome: Life After Internet Explorer

Learn how the Chrome browser enhances the Google Apps for Education suite, helps you perform faster searches, and improves the functionality of apps with the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome lets you do things you just can't do in other browsers!

Please note that some District systems may work better on Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer. It's okay to have more than one browser open at once.

If you do not see Google Chrome in your "Start" menu or on your desktop, see the next Download the Chrome Browser section and install it now. 
 Download the Chrome browser Don't have the Chrome browser on your computer? Download it now for your device.

You will need to select the type of device before you download. The options are listed here. If you are unsure, contact the Technology Help Desk.

For computers:
  • Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP 32-bit
  • Windows 10/8/7 64-bit
    • Note: To determine what type of Windows computer you have, go to Start - Control Panel - System. See "Windows edition" and "System type."
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later (Apple computers)
  • Linux
For mobile devices:
  • Android
  • iOS

Import Bookmarks from Other Browsers 

Google Chrome has a built in import tool for the most popular browsers. 
  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Import bookmarks and settings.
  4. Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  5. Click Import.

If you haven't yet created any bookmarks in Chrome, the bookmarks you import will show up directly on the bookmarks bar, normally docked underneath the address bar. If you already have bookmarks within Chrome, the bookmarks you import will appear in a new folder called "Imported from Firefox" or "Imported from IE," located at the end of the bar. You can also find your bookmarks by clicking the Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.

Manage multiple Google Apps accounts on Chrome

Do you have more than one Google Apps account? Do you receive conflicts when opening accounts or Google Documents?
You can add profiles to Chrome to separate your accounts to have their own personalized copies of Chrome on the same computer.

Add a new user

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. In the “Users” section, click Add new user.
  3. A confirmation dialog appears, choose a picture and enter a name for the new Chrome user (ex: “Work” or “Personal”). 

    Windows Only Note: When you add a new Chrome user a desktop shortcut is created by default. If you don’t want a desktop
    shortcut uncheck the “Add desktop shortcut” checkbox. Creating a desktop shortcut for new profiles allows each Chrome profile
    on your computer to be quickly accessed. Different profiles are easily differentiated on the desktop by the different names and
    pictures associated with each profile.

  4. Click Create.
  5. A new window for the user appears, with a picture you've chosen for the user in the top corner. Here, you can sign in to Chrome
    with a Google Account to associate the account with the user. Once signed in, all the bookmarks, apps, extensions, theme, and
    browser settings for the user will be synced to the account.
    Learn more about signing in to Chrome
  6. If you prefer, you can also choose to skip this step and not sign in. Settings for the user will be saved only on your computer instead.

Chrome Devices Users: You can't create multiple users using the above steps. Instead you'll need to add accounts to the device.