TSC is on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 16
The TSC is on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 16.
Chromebooks are a new type of computer designed to help you get things done faster and easier. They run Chrome OS, an operating system that has cloud storage, the best of Google built-in, and multiple layers of security.
Yes. You can use offline-ready apps to keep using a Chromebook when it’s not connected to the Internet. Below are some examples:
You can add apps and extensions to give your Chromebook more features and functionality. To add an app or extension:
You'll see your apps in your launcher, and your extensions in your browser window as buttons on the toolbar.
Apps and extensions work like regular programs for desktop computers, but they run entirely in the Chrome browser. You don't need to install software or restart your computer.
To search for an app on your Chromebook:
Put apps in folders
Move apps around
Click and hold an app, then drag it.
At the bottom or side of your screen, you'll see a row of apps, called the shelf, and your account picture. You can change which apps are included and bookmark webpages.
Next to your account picture, you can see notifications, check your Chromebook’s battery life, raise or lower the volume, or change other settings.
You can add an app that you use often to your desktop.
When you pin an app to your shelf, the app will stay there until you move or remove it.
To change the position of an app:
If you go to the same webpage often, you might want to pin it to your desktop.
You can change the position of the row of apps, also called the shelf:
To hide the shelf and status area, right-click the shelf and select Autohide shelf. When they're hidden, move the pointer to that side of the screen to see your apps, bookmarks, and account picture.
To stop hiding the shelf, right-click the shelf and uncheck Autohide shelf.
Your Chromebook keyboard works just like a regular keyboard, with a few differences.
|Search your apps and the web|
To turn Caps Lock on or off, press Alt + Search.
|Go to the previous page in your browser history (F1)|
|Go to the next page in your browser history (F2)|
|Reload your current page (F3)|
|Hide the tabs and launcher in full-screen Immersive mode (F4)|
|Show all windows in Overview mode (F5)|
|Dim the screen (F6)|
|Make the screen brighter (F7)|
|Lower the volume (F9)|
|Raise the volume (F10)|
Note: If you're using a Windows keyboard with your Chromebook:
You can use keyboard shortcuts to complete some tasks more quickly.
Tip: To find shortcuts on this page, press Ctrl + f and enter what you're looking for.
Note: If you’re using a Windows or Mac keyboard, use the Windows key or Command key in place of the Search key.
|Open a new window||Ctrl + n|
|Open a new window in incognito mode||Ctrl + Shift + n|
|Open a new tab||Ctrl + t|
|Open a file in the browser||Ctrl + o|
|Close the current tab||Ctrl + w|
|Close the current window||Ctrl + Shift + w|
|Reopen the last tab or window you closed||Ctrl + Shift + t|
|Go to tabs 1-8 in the window||Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8|
|Go to the last tab in the window||Ctrl + 9|
|Go to the next tab in the window||Ctrl + Tab|
|Go to the previous tab in the window||Ctrl + Shift + Tab|
|Switch quickly between windows||Press & hold Alt, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release.|
|Open the window you used least recently||Press & hold Alt + Shift, tap Tab until you get to the window you want to open, then release.|
|Go to previous page in your browsing history||Alt + left arrow|
|Go to the next page in your browsing history||Alt + right arrow|
|Open the link in a new tab in the background||Press Ctrl and click a link|
|Open the link in a new tab and switch to the new tab||Press Ctrl + Shift and click a link|
|Open the link in a new window||Press Shift and click a link|
|Open the link in the tab||Drag the link to the tab's address bar|
|Open the link in a new tab||Drag the link to a blank area on the tab strip|
|Open the webpage in a new tab||Type a web address (URL) in the address bar, then press Alt + Enter|
|Return the tab to its original position||While dragging the tab, press Esc|
|Dock a window on the left||Alt + [|
|Dock a window on the right||Alt + ]|
|Page up||Alt or Search and up arrow|
|Page down||Alt or Search and down arrow|
|Scroll down the web page||Space bar|
|Go to top of page||Ctrl + Alt and up arrow|
|Go to bottom of page||Ctrl + Alt and down arrow|
|Print your current page||Ctrl + p|
|Save your current page||Ctrl + s|
|Reload your current page||Ctrl + r|
|Reload your current page without using cached content||Ctrl + Shift + r|
|Zoom in on the page||Ctrl and +|
|Zoom out on the page||Ctrl and -|
|Reset zoom level||Ctrl + 0|
|Stop the loading of your current page||Esc|
|Right-click a link||Press Alt and click a link|
|Open the link in a new tab in the background||Press Ctrl and click a link|
|Save the link as a bookmark||Drag link to bookmarks bar|
|Save your current webpage as a bookmark||Ctrl + d|
|Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder||Ctrl + Shift + d|
|Search the current page||Ctrl + f|
|Go to the next match for your search||Ctrl + g or Enter|
|Go to the previous match for your search||Ctrl + Shift + g or Shift + Enter|
|Perform a Google search||Ctrl + k or Ctrl + e|
|Add www. and .com to your input in the address bar, then open the page||Ctrl + Enter|
|View page source||Ctrl + u|
|Show or hide the Developer Tools panel||Ctrl + Shift + i|
|Show or hide the DOM Inspector||Ctrl + Shift + j|
|Show or hide the bookmarks bar||Ctrl + Shift + b|
|Open the History page||Ctrl + h|
|Open the Downloads page||Ctrl + j|
|Open the Files app||Alt + Shift + m|
|Preview a file in the Files app||Select the file, then press Space|
|Display hidden files in the Files app||Ctrl + .|
|Open the status area (where your account picture appears)||Shift + Alt + s|
|Click icons 1-8 on your shelf||Alt + 1 through Alt + 8|
|Click the last icon on your shelf||Alt + 9|
|Use F keys (F1 to F12)||Search + 1 through Search + =|
|See your notifications||Alt + Shift + n|
|Change screen resolution||Ctrl + Shift and + or -|
|Reset screen resolution to default||Ctrl + Shift + 0|
|Rotate screen 90 degrees||Ctrl + Shift +|
|Switch to the next user||Ctrl + Alt + .|
|Switch to the previous user||Ctrl + Alt + ,|
|Turn Caps Lock on or off||Alt + Search|
|Select everything on the page||Ctrl + a|
|Select the content in the address bar||Ctrl + L or Alt + d|
|Select the next word or letter||Ctrl + Shift and right arrow|
|Select text to the end of the line||Shift + Search and right arrow|
|Select text to the beginning of the line||Shift + Search and left arrow|
|Select previous word or letter||Ctrl + Shift and left arrow|
|Move to the end of the next word||Ctrl and right arrow|
|Move to the start of the previous word||Ctrl and left arrow|
|Go to end of document||Ctrl + Search and right arrow|
|Go to beginning of document||Ctrl + Search and left arrow|
|Copy selected content to the clipboard||Ctrl + c|
|Paste content from the clipboard||Ctrl + v|
|Paste content from the clipboard as plain text||Ctrl + Shift + v|
|Cut||Ctrl + x|
|Delete the previous word||Ctrl + Backspace|
|Delete the next letter (forward delete)||Alt + Backspace|
|Undo your last action||Ctrl + z|
|Redo your last action||Ctrl + Shift + z|
|Switch between the keyboard languages you've set. Learn how to choose your keyboard language.||Ctrl + Shift + Space|
|Switch to the previous keyboard language you were using. Learn how to choose your keyboard language.||Ctrl + Space|
|Dim keyboard (for backlit keyboards only)||Alt +|
|Make keyboard brighter (for backlit keyboards only)||Alt +|
|Turn ChromeVox (spoken feedback) on or off||Ctrl + Alt + z|
|Turn on high contrast mode||Shift + Search + h|
|Highlight the launcher button on your shelf||Shift + Alt + L|
|Highlight the next item on your shelf||Shift + Alt + L, then Tab or right arrow|
|Highlight the previous item on your shelf||Shift + Alt + L, then Shift + Tab or left arrow|
|Open the highlighted button on your shelf||Shift + Alt + L, then Space or Enter|
|Remove the highlight from a button on your shelf||Shift + Alt + L, then Esc|
|Switch focus between:||Ctrl + or Ctrl +|
|Highlight the bookmarks bar (if shown)||Alt + Shift + b|
|Highlight the row with the address bar||Shift + Alt + t|
|Open right-click menu for highlighted item||Shift + Search +|
|Use shortcuts on a braille keyboard||See braille keyboard shortcuts|
You can use your Chromebook's touchpad to right-click, switch between tabs, and more. Here's how it works:
|Move the pointer||Move your finger across the touchpad.|
|Click||Press or tap the lower half of the touchpad.|
|Right-click||Press or tap the touchpad with two fingers. You can also press Alt, then click with one finger.|
|Scroll||Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, or left and right to scroll horizontally.|
|Move between pages||To go back to a page you were just on, swipe left with two fingers. To go forward to a page you were just on, swipe right with two fingers.|
|See all open windows|
Swipe up or down with three fingers.
If you have Australian scrolling turned on, swipe up. If you have traditional scrolling turned on, swipe down.
|Close a tab||Point to the tab, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.|
|Open a link in a new tab||Point to the link, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.|
|Switch between tabs||If you have multiple browser tabs open, swipe left and right with three fingers.|
|Drag and drop||Using one finger, click and hold the item you want to move. Drag the item to its new spot, then release your finger.|
You can personalize your Chromebook with a custom wallpaper for your desktop.
Your Chromebook automatically checks for and downloads software updates by itself. This happens when your Chromebook is:
When your Chromebook downloads a software update, you’ll see an arrow near your account photo:
To finish the update, click Update Restart to Update. Your Chromebook will restart.
Tip: To see which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook is using, look under "Google Chrome OS."
TSC students using the Google Chrome web browser, whether on a Windows laptop or a Google Chromebook, have access to a variety of web-based applications and extensions. Applications and extensions can be found in the Chrome Web Store. Using their TSC device, students will only have access to applications and extensions that have been reviewed and made available by TSC, which are listed in the "TSC Recommended Apps" section of the Chrome Web Store. In other words, students cannot install any application or extension they want, as not all applications and extensions are related to education or are secure to run on the TSC network. Below are short videos explaining both web applications and extensions, as well as the listing of available applications and extensions for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Below the listing of available applications and extensions, click here to submit a request for an application or extension not currently available. The request form can be utilized by both students and teachers. Once the form is submitted, the requested application or extension will be reviewed to determine if its educationally relevant and suitable for TSC students.
Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that will be used by teachers and students at TSC Middle Schools and High Schools. Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone.
A Learning Management System, or LMS, is a web-based software application that provides a platform for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of digital education material and courses. In short, an LMS is where teachers will post announcements, assignments, resources, quizzes, tests, and other course-related materials for students to access. Within the LMS, students will access a calendar that shows information for all of their courses, they will access course materials, collaborate with their peers and teachers, submit assignments, and take assessments.
Yes. PowerSchool is where students' final grades are stored, along with other information related to scheduling, transcripts, attendance, etc. Canvas is where teachers present content and information to students, collect work from students, communicate with students, and much more. Grades may be visible in the Canvas gradebook, but may not always be accurate. PowerSchool is where the "true" grades are stored.
TSC students login to Canvas through the internet at the website www.tsc.instructure.com using their TSC username and password. Students should create a bookmark in Chrome before logging in.
Install the Canvas iOS App (students/teachers only)
Install the Canvas Android App (students/teachers only)
Below is a quick start-guide with some of the basic information students will need to get started using Canvas. Students can also review the Student Guides.
TSC students can access their TSC Google account from any device. When accessing their Google account from a non-TSC Windows or Mac computer (personal device), instead of signing in to the Chrome browser with their TSC account, they should only sign in to Google services. Students will be unable to access most websites if they sign in to the Chrome browser at home due to TSC's internet filtering protocols.
To sign in to Google rather than the Chrome browser, navigate to www.google.com, drive.google.com, or any other Google service and sign in directly from that page. Signing in through this method will allow students to access their Google accounts and services without experiencing web filtering issues on their personal computers.
The TSC is on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 16.