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Step 1 - Sign in and Locate App Information
First, you will need to log into Relay and locate the appropriate information for the extension(s).
- Click on Settings > Software on the left navigation panel.
- Select the Chrome tab for the Relay extension
- Select the Classroom tab for the Relay Classroom extension
- Select the Safety Check tab for the Safety Check extension
Make note of the ID and URL for each extension you would like to deploy.
Step 2 - Deploy the Extension for Chrome
Deploy the extension(s) for Chrome to all of your students. If your teachers want to use Classroom's Share Screen feature, they will also need the Classroom Extension deployed to them.
Deploy the Google Chrome Extension
Open the Google Admin console and navigate to Devices
Click Chrome Management from the left-side menu (Device Settings), then click User & browser settings
Choose your organization from the left menu (Organizations), then scroll down to Apps and extensions section > apps & extensions page > Yellow Plus > Grid Icon (Add Chrome app or extension by ID) > Click Dropdown > Select From a custom URL
Enter your organization-specific App ID and URL in the ID and URL fields. Then click Save.
Note: Make sure to set FORCED INSTALL on the extension and Save the changes
Ensure Extensions are Allowed
Our web-filtering services (for Chrome) are deployed to devices via a Chrome Extension. By default, Extensions should be allowed, but if you have issues pushing the extension to a device, ensure that this setting is enabled.
To verify that extensions are allowed from the Google Admin console, navigate to the list of Allowed Types of Apps and Extensions (Device > Chrome > User & browser settings > Apps and Extensions section > Application Settings Page), and ensure that the box next to Extension is marked. Click Save to apply this setting.
Disallow Incognito Mode
Chrome’s Incognito Mode allows users to browse the Internet privately. While user activity isn’t hidden in Incognito Mode, it’s best to disallow this feature when setting up your web-filtering service.
To disallow Incognito Mode from the Google Admin console, navigate to Incognito Mode (Device > Chrome > User & browser settings > Security section > Incognito Mode)and select Disallow Incognito Mode from the drop-menu. Click Save to apply this setting. Click Save to apply this setting.
Never Allow Developer Tools
Chrome’s built-in developer tools give users access to the browser’s (and other web applications) internal code. It’s best to never allow users access to the browser’s built-in developer tools.
To never allow access to Chrome’s built-in developer tools, from the Google Admin console, navigate to Development Tools (Device > Chrome > User & browser settings User Experience > Developer Tools) and select Never allow use of built-in developer tools from the drop-menu. Click Save to apply this setting.
NOTE — After configuring these changes in the Google Admin Console, be sure to click the Save button.
Disable Android Apps in ChromeOS
To prevent your students from bypassing Relay Classroom or the Relay Smart Agent, you must disable Android Apps in ChromeOS for your students. Click here to learn how.