Chrome OS is the operating system for the Chromebook. It is very similar to the Chrome Web Browser and designed to efficiently support the use of web apps and Internet resources.
Chrome OS Essentials
Chrome Browser - The power of the Chrome Browser can be enhanced by visiting the browser’s settings. Click on the Customize and Control menu in the top right corner of the browser.
Chrome Extensions - Extensions are programs built into the Chrome Browser that enhance the functionality and efficiency of using the web. Extensions make browsing the web a better experience by providing quick access to tools that will enhance your website experience. (Students can only install pre-approved extensions on their Chromebook.)
Downloads - You can use many types of files on your Chromebook, like documents, PDFs, images, and media. You can choose to save your files to your Chromebook's hard drive, Google Drive, or save to a USB connected external hard drive.
Chrome OS Apps - Chrome Apps are web-based applications (programs) that are designed to be used entirely within the browser. These apps allow you to create documents, edit photos, listen to music, and much more without the need to download and install additional programs. The Chrome Web Store has an extensive collection of free and paid apps that work with your Chromebook. (In managed G Suite for Education Accounts students can typically only install approved extensions on a Chromebook.)
Cast for Education - Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom.
The Omnibox - The Chrome Omnibox is similar to traditional browser address bars but provides additional features including searching the Internet and completing tasks.
Chrome Tabs - Tabs allow you to open multiple web pages in a single browser window without cluttering your desktop. Mastering tabbed browsing can speed up your browsing experience and make multiple web pages easier to manage.
Chrome Bookmarks - You can edit, delete, and organize the web pages you bookmark to make it easier to find them. You can also update your bookmarks across your devices so that they show up in Chrome whenever and wherever you log in.
Manage saved passwords - You can have Chrome remember your passwords for different sites. Whenever you sign in to a website, Chrome asks if you want to save your account info for that site.