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All LAS Chromebook must be logged into using your account. You cannot login to a chromebook using a normal '<username>' login

To use a Chromebook OFFLINE

(no wifi connection)(These steps should be completed before going offline)

  1. You must first login here at LAS to the chromebook you will be using offline. (This is mandatory for use offline as it sets up your local profile)
  2. For Google docs, Before going offline, you must first enable offline access on the chromebook you will be using. To do this, go to Google Drive, click the Gear icon and select Settings. Check the box to Enable Offline if needed and wait for all Google Drive items to sync.
  3. If prompted, Click “Add Google Docs Offline extension” when prompted.
  4. You can now use the chromebook offline. When logging in offline, you will first see a page with a dinosaur that says 'Network not available' and your Wi-Fi status will look like FIGURE 1 . You need to click below there on the 'Sign in as an existing user' (remember to use the standard format of <userID> Note: You must repeat all these steps each time you wish to use Chromebook offline.
  5. To re-sync any offline documents, emails, etc - you must connect to the LAS network on the same chromebook when you return to school. It is recommend to re-open your newly edited documents and offline emails to force syncing to the Google Cloud.

FIGURE 1 → external image chromeos_1047420_wifi_not_connected_en.png

To use Chromebooks ONLINE and AWAY from LAS Network

When away from LAS, check what Wi-Fi networks are near your location by clicking the network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Just click a network name to connect to it.

  1. Click the network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. See FIGURE 1 BELOW
  2. Select your network status from the menu that appears.
  3. Detected networks automatically show up in the menu. To connect to a network, simply select its name and supply any passwords or setup information that the non-LAS Wi-Fi requires. (These setting vary from one network to another - please see the owner or admin of the wifi for assistance)
  4. Once a Wi-Fi connection is established, you can login as normal. (remember to use the standard format of <userID>

- When you see the icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, that means your Chromebook is connected to the network.
- For further information, please see this Google Help Article →


  • Make sure Wi-Fi usage is enabled, which will allow your Chromebook to detect nearby networks. When Wi-Fi is disabled it looks like FIGURE 2
  • When you see FIGURE 3, that means Wi-Fi is enabled

FIGURE 1 external image chromeos_connection_manager.png

FIGURE 2 external image chromeos_1047420_wifi_not_connected_en.png
FIGURE 3 external image chromeos_1047420_wifi_connected_en.png

Useful links to Useful Topics:
- Using Chromebook offline →
- Setting up your Google Docs for Offline Access →
- Working Offline →

chromebooks.1522348959.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/03/29 14:42 by jasonw