Chromebooks are gaining popularity as an inexpensive and easy alternative to a PC or laptop. As with any machine or device, it is important to understand how your Chromebook meets your needs. Here is some basic information about Chromebooks but you can also Google it to learn more.
One of the most significant differences is that a Chromebook uses cloud-based applications and storage rather than running programs and saving files on your computer. You might consider using the Office applications and cloud storage available to you via Office 365 which also includes your Go.Granite email account.
If you are using a Chromebook for your course at GSC, you will need to get familiar with how to create and save documents easily that can be printed or uploaded into your course. Unfortunately, Chromebooks do not support any software programs other than those that are cloud-based and supported by Chromebooks. This is a limitation if you need specific software for a course or your program. It will be your responsibility to consider other options for accessing that software.
The following are resources you may find helpful.
- Open, save or delete files This page also includes information on how to change where your files are saved.
- File types and external devices work on Chromebooks?
- Chromebook Help
- Tour of Your Chromebook