The LanSchool Connection Service (LCS) should be installed and set up before continuing with the software installation below. If you have any questions or problems setting up the LCS server, please contact your LanSchool sales or support representative.
NOTE: You will need to have a Google Apps account for Education, or a Google Apps account for Business. These accounts allow you to manage various applications and services for chrome devices and users. For more information on Google Apps accounts please see https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/.
To deploy the LanSchool Student and LanSchool WebHelper applications to the student accounts, please see the following steps:
From the Admin Console Home, navigate to Device Management
Select App Management
LocateLanSchool Student and click on it.
Select User Settings
Next select the OU you want to configure the user settings for. NOTE: You can configure different settings for each OU you have defined.
In the configuration settings window selectUpload Configuration File.
Upload the configuration file you created and saved in Step 1.
Next select Save
To test your settings, please see the following steps:
Log into a Chromebook using one of the student accounts that is included in your OU.
Open the Chrome browser and type in chrome://policy This should open the policy display for that user account.
Select Reload Policies to ensure you have the latest policy configuration.
Select the checkbox to the right that says Show policies with no value set
Scroll down to the section that shows the configuration for the LanSchool Student
You should see each of the policy settings that you have configured from configuration file you uploaded.
If you do not see your configuration settings please check the following:
Did you log in as a user assigned to the OU you set the policy for?
Is there an error in the policy file? NOTE: Currently the admin console does not warn on errors. You can check your policy file format by testing it at https://jsonlint.com/.
Did you forget to select Save after uploading the configuration file?
Additional suggestions for setting up student accounts in the Google Admin Console
In Device Management > Chrome > User Settings:
Disable “Incognito mode” – It is recommended that you disable “Incognito mode” on student accounts. Students can use this mode to get around the web limiting restrictions imposed by the LanSchool Student software.
Disable “Developer Tools” - It is recommended that you disable the developer tools access in student accounts. If allowed, savvy students will be able to temporarily modify or disable the student application while using the developer tools built into the Chrome browser.