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Updating your Chromebook

Step 1:    Reboot your chromebook
  • Hold the power button until it shuts off
  • Press the power again to turn it on again
Step 2:    Login to your Chromebook
Step 3:    Click on the Clock icon in the lower-right corner of the screen to open the menu
  • Click 'Settings' from then menu
Step 4:    Click on 'About Chrome OS' link at the top of the settings screen
Step 5:    Click on 'Check for and apply updates' button the check for updates
  • As of October 2016, the latest version is 53. If it says the Chromebook is up-to-date and its obvious that it isn't, close out of both settings windows and repeat step 3 again.


Create an Email Signature

A signature is a bit of text, like your contact information or a favorite quote, that’s automatically added at the end of Gmail messages you send.

Signatures are separated from the rest of your message by two dashes. To see a signature in Gmail, click the Show trimmed content button  at the bottom of the message.

Add a signature

  1. On a computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click the settings icon Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the "Signature" section and enter your new signature text in the box.
  5. Optional: Format your text using the buttons above the text box.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.


Advanced signature options (computer only)

Add an image

  1. Go to the Settings page.
  2. Above the signature text box, click Insert image Insert image icon.

You can use an image that's public on the web or an image from Google Drive. If you're using an image from the web, make sure that you're free to use the image.

Add a signature to multiple email addresses

If you use the “Send mail as” feature to send from different addresses in your account, you can add a different signature for each address. To select an address, use the drop-down menu above the signature text box on the Settings page.

If you don’t see the drop-down menu:

  1. Under Settings, go to the Accounts tab.
  2. Check that your addresses are listed in the “Send mail as” section.
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Mac Mini Tutorial

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SMART Notebook Click-to-Reveal Tutorial

Beginning with version 16.2 of SMART Notebook, Flash has been disabled so any features that use flash will no longer work. One of the features heavily used is the click-to-reveal feature. This tutorial will show you how to use this feature without relying on Flash.

Updating Google Chrome Web Browser

This video shows how to update your Google Chrome web browser. Version 68 contained a bug that caused PDFs to appear blank. Updating to version 69 will resolve that issue.

Using the Password Reset Utility

This video shows how to use Otsego's Password Reset Utility. The utility was created to all staff and students reset their own passwords and to allow staff to reset student passwords. This allows students to manage their own passwords but also gives staff a quick way to reset a student password if necessary.

Student Tech Aide Instructions

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NOTE - These videos are ONLY to be used by student technology aides. Any student who is NOT a technology aide and is attempting to repair an Otsego owned Chromebook is in direct violation of the Otsego Student Handbook!
Screen Repair
Replacing Keyboard, Touchpad & Battery
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Student Assistance
Student Tech Aide Info
Staff Assistance