Security is a big deal at school and outside the classroom. It’s important to teach as well as encourage everyone at school, including students, teachers, and parents, to remember the importance of LOGGING OUT of shared computers and computing devices after using them. While this is important to emphasize, it’s also valuable to find strategies which require more safe and secure computing practices, like automatically logging out users after a period of inactivity on a shared computing device or when closing a laptop screen.
Today, I worked with other members of our technology team at school to customize the user settings on Chromebooks we have and new ones we’re deploying for the next school year. We setup all our student Google accounts to automatically log out of Google entirely whenever the lid is closed on one of our school-managed Chromebooks. The setting for this can be found in the Google Apps for Education administrator console by navigating to:
- Device Management
- Chrome Management (left sidebar under DEVICE SETTINGS)
- User Settings
- Select desired parent organization in left sidebar (we chose the organization which contains all our student accounts)
- Under Security, set “Action on lid close” to LOGOUT
I’ll post more about how we’re configuring these Chromebook administrator settings and some of our lessons learned in upcoming weeks. This post is a detailed response to Damon Rainie’s question from earlier this evening!
Oooh! Good work! How? https://t.co/NlV8iLs17T
— Damon Rainie (@MrRainie) June 8, 2016
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