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Step-by-Step Setup Guide

This guide will provide you with step by step instructions for deploying GoGuardian across your domain. We will push out the extensions to your specified OUs and then configure your Google settings to ensure that security best practices are met. For this process you will need the unique extension ID and URL for both GoGuardian extensions. These can be found in the Getting Started tab of your GoGuardian for Administrators dashboard. 

*NOTE* If you already pushed out the extensions to use GoGuardian for Administrators, you do not need to push them out again. Skip ahead to Configuring Settings to make sure all of your Google Admin settings are correct.

 


 

Deploying GoGuardian

  1. Sign in to your Google Apps Admin Console
  2. Navigate to Device Management
  3. Select Chrome Management
  4. Click on User Settings
  5. Select the OU or sub-OU containing your students
  6. Add both required extensions to the force-install list
    • Select Manage force-installed apps
    • Click on Specify a Custom App
    • Copy and paste the first custom ID and URL found in the Getting Started tab of your administrator dashboard and click Add. 

      Please note that both the ID and URL need to be added in as characters only with no spaces ahead of or after the string. Any spaces or extra characters will prevent the extension from being added correctly.

    • Ensure the extension now appears in the pane to the right.
    • Copy and paste the second custom ID and URL found in the Getting Started tab of your administrator dashboard and click Add 

      Please note that both the ID and URL need to be added in as characters only with no spaces ahead of or after the string. Any spaces or extra characters will prevent the extension from being added correctly.

    • Ensure the extension now appears in the pane to the right.
    • Click Save
  7. Click Save Changes
  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for all OUs and sub-OUs within your structure that contain students.

That’s it! You have successfully deployed GoGuardian across your domain. The extensions will now get automatically get pushed out to your users. Within about 30 minutes, they will be ready to be added to GoGuardian for Teachers classroom sessions.

 


 

Configuring Settings

Now that we have deployed GoGuardian it’s time to configure your settings. Doing this will ensure that GoGuardian can not be circumvented by your users.

  1. Confirm that you allow Apps and Extensions for your users
  2. Under Developer Tools select Never allow use of built-in developer tools
  3. Under Incognito Mode select Disallow incognito mode
  4. Click Save Changes

If your students are using GoGuardian for Teachers with chromebooks managed through your Google Admin Console, visit the Device Settings section in Google Admin.

  1. Make sure that Guest Mode is disabled by selecting Do not allow guest mode.
  2. Restrict sign-in only to users in your domain. Do this by entering *@example.edu into the Sign-In Restriction box. This will prevent users from signing into their Chromebooks using their non-school usernames.

Now that you've deployed GoGuardian to your domain, click here to begin setting up accounts for your teachers!

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