Google Chromebooks

Using a CCDS Chromebook At Home

What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a lightweight laptop that runs the ChromeOS, similar to the Google Chrome browser. Chromebooks are controlled through the Clay County District Schools Google Admin console to provide a safe and secure online environment for our OneClay students and staff. Updates are automatic and students and staff sign in with the same user information that they use to access the OneClay Portal.

Connect Your CCDS Chromebook to WiFi

CCDS Chromebooks automatically connect to the school's WiFi, so connecting the CCDS Chromebook to your home WiFi will be a new step for students. You should only have to connect one time for it to remember your home WiFi.

To set up a new internet connection on a Chromebook, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Taskbar or System Tray in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (pictured above).
  2. Click the No network option from the menu that pops up (this is also the option to select to ensure that wifi is enabled).

  3. Find your wireless router and select it.

  4. Enter your wireless router password if you have one.

  5. If the network is functioning, the wifi symbol will have white bars rather than a gray pie piece.

  6. Launch the Google Chrome browser to access the OneClay Portal. The OneClay Portal provides access to applications for productivity, as well as digital learning based on the student's school, grade level, and schedule.

Login to Your CCDS Chromebook

Students should be pros as signing in to their CCDS Chromebook, because they do it often at school. They will enter their student number (lunch number) as their username and the password they normally use at school for their password. Once they are logged in, they can open the Chrome browser and navigate to the OneClay portal to login to access all of their online resources (i-Ready, Achieve3000, Edgenuity, online textbooks, Google Classroom, etc.).

Chromebook Care

  • Do not have any food or drinks near the Chromebook.

  • Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.

  • Chromebooks do not like when you touch their screen. In fact, they might react negatively by blurring or cracking themselves if you touch their screen too hard with any object. This includes your finger, a pen, a pencil or any other item.

  • Do not place your Chromebook on uneven surfaces where they might be subject to an accidental fall.

  • While the Chromebook cases are sturdy, drops from heights can damage the outside of the Chromebook.

  • Avoid placing or dropping heavy objects on the top of the Chromebook.

  • Chromebooks do not like excessive heat or cold. They should not be exposed to over 100 degrees or under 32 degrees. Do NOT put your Chromebook under a blanket, on the dashboard of your car, etc.

  • Do not block air flow when device is on. While your Chromebook does not get overly hot as a traditional laptop might, it does need to breathe.

  • Chromebooks have been labeled with the inventory tag. Please do not remove the tag.

  • Damage, loss, or theft must be reported immediately.

Using a CCDS Chromebook at Home

Please click here to access information on using a CCDS Chromebook at home.

1.Chromebooks: Defining and Logging in
2.Chromebook Exploration
3.Chromebook Care

Additional Information About Chromebooks

Getting Started with Your CCDS Chromebook

Click here to access CCDS Getting Started with Chromebooks information.

Accessing CCDS Online Resources

Click here for information on how to access the OneClay Portal for CCDS online applications.