Chromebooks Academic Technologies Mobile Computing Lab

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The Basics

The Mobile Computing Lab is made up of 27 Chromebooks, more specifically Dell Chromebook 13 3380

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Guidelines for the Mobile Computing Lab

  • The Mobile Computing Lab (Chromebook's) calendar can be viewed here: Google Chromebooks Calendar
  • The Mobile Computing Lab (ChromeCart) is managed by the CAL, more specifically, David Geeraerts
    • All requests should be directed to David Geeraerts
      • David is the arbiter for the Mobile Computing Lab
  • Delivery and pickup is between 07:00 to 22:00 Monday thru Friday (weekdays), and 13:00-18:00 Saturday & Sunday (weekends).
  • The Mobile Computing Lab (Chromebook's) must be reserved as a whole unit; individual Chromebook's can not be reserved for one-off events.
  • No overnight reservations
  • Faculty and/or Staff must be present to receive the Mobile Computing Lab; the cart will not be left without the presence of such.
  • The guest account doesn't allow the installation of applications. There's a pool of generic accounts to use for specific purposes; these generic Google accounts are distributed by David Geeraerts
  • ChromeOS is NOT Android, and thus has limited capabilities.


The BEST Add-Ons

The Best Add-Ons List
Add-On Name Overview Notes
XLMiner Analysis ToolPak Statistical analysis in Google Sheets, with functions matching the Analysis ToolPak in desktop Excel. Requires setting up access with a Google account.
SSH Agent for Google Chrome Provides an SSH Agent implementation for Chrome's Secure Shell extension. Also known by Secure Shell App
Text Editor Simple text editor. Great way of stripping out formatting code just to be left with text.
Auto-LaTeX Create LaTex in Google Documents More information can be found here.
Markdown Preview Plus View markdown (.md) files More information can be found here.


FAQ

  • What can I do with a Chromebook?
    • Use it for the Chrome browser.
      • Access web applications, theses are often SaaS
        • Google App's
          • Doc
          • Sheets
          • Presentation
          • Draw
        • Microsoft Office 365
        • ESRI ArcGIS Online

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