The Mobile Guardian District Product has the facility to Manage the Chromebook Configuration. This is useful if you have several chromebook schools and would like to manage them on district level.
Once the jSON has been upload, you can specify each school's OU's and centralize the management.
Guide for Chromebook Configuration
I. Click on Settings and select Chromebook Settings
II. Click on the "Add New +" button to add the Chromebook configuration file.
III. Select your district's name in the list and click on Upload JSON and select the JSON file.
VII. Input the email address of your G-suite admin account.
VIII. Review and enable any of the additional configuration options. You can configure automated sync for users, devices or the roster. This will allow you to select a suitable time for the sync to take place and remove the need for you to manually sync your configuration.
Please Note: Allow for the configured district settings to apply before you move onto the school settings.
IX. Click Save Changes on the bottom right of the window if you scroll down.
X. To view your configuration click on the pencil icon to edit the configuration, you will be presented with the following choice to make regarding configuring your User and Device OU configuration.
Selecting OUs for school vs selecting OUs for district
The first option you will always find at the top will be your district settings for User and Device OU selection.
The rest of your schools will fall underneath the district in the list
Please Note: It is very important to remember that an OU selection can only be used in one location at a time, Duplicate OUs cannot be added to the different schools/district as it will automatically remove from the previous school/district you had it synced. with to sync with the latest selection. This is to avoid duplicate user and device entries.
Here are some positives of managing from a District:
1. You only have to upload a one JSON configuration to the District dashboard and administer your various configurations for all your schools in one place. This means specifying which device OU, and User OUs are assigned to the various schools.
2. You are able to Assign Devices to the District Level and Users to their specific schools. This means that the Chromebook device will be managed from the district level, but whenever a user from the school signs onto the device it will be provisionally moved to the respective school.
This provides the ability of seamless student movement from one school to another within your district. The devices are synced to the district and the users to their respective school if a student was to move they can sign into a device and it should provisionally add it to their new school.
XI. Click on the drop-down arrows next to the school's name with which you would like to configure the OUs for, In the search bar type in the name of the OU and click Add.
XII. Once you have made changes to the additional options, you may click Save Changes
XIII. Now you are able to select Sync User, Sync Devices, and roster to apply your configuration.
You have now added a district configuration and managed the school's Chromebook configuration from the District.
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