District Chrome Bookmarks

posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:38 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 6:17 AM by Granger Meador ]

BPSD Folder
Login with your district account into the Google Chrome web browser (not just Google, but the Chrome browser itself) and you'll get a "BPSD" set of bookmarks with links to various services and a spreadsheet of phone extensions.
BPSD Bookmarks
Once you are actually logged into Google Chrome, a "BPSD" folder will appear in the Bookmarks Bar for most staff members. The icon for that folder has shading, unlike the icon for any user-created bookmark folders.

If you click on the BPSD folder, you'll find a set of pre-set bookmarks to district websites and services. The entries are tailored toward the common needs of a particular work site.

If you have suggestions regarding additions or deletions to the bookmarks pre-set for your work site, please relay those via email to Granger Meador, the district webmaster. Please note your usual work site in your email.


Managing Multiple Google Accounts


These bookmarks only appear in the Chrome web browser, not others such as Firefox or Internet Explorer. They also only appear in Chrome when you are logged into your district Google account. For staff members, that account username has the format "username@bps-ok.org" while for students the format is "username@stu.bps-ok.org".

Many staff members also have personal Google accounts. You can switch from one account to another in the Chrome web browser:

  1. Sign in to Google DriveDocsSheets, or Slides.
  2. At the top right, click your profile photo or email address.
  3. Click the account you want to sign in to or click "Add account" to add a new Google account to the listing.
  4. A new window will open to your other account.
You can also add multiple "profiles" to Google Chrome to make it easy to switch between accounts:
On a Windows computer, you can even save multiple copies of the Chrome icon on the desktop or pinned to the taskbar, with each one set to load a different profile in Chrome.

For Windows 7:

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Click the "more" icon at top right.
    More Icon
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down to "People".
  5. Click "Add person".
  6. Enter your desired profile name.
  7. Select your desired icon.
  8. Make sure "Create a desktop shortcut for this user" is checked.
  9. Click "Add".
  10. Find the new Chrome shortcut on your desktop.
  11. Right-click (not left) the new Chrome shortcut, and click "Pin to taskbar".
    1. Alternately, drag the new shortcut to your taskbar.