The Chromebooks themselves are not configured to print. This is by design. Students and staff can share documents electronically which removes the need to print most of the time. The files created on a Chromebook are stored in the cloud, not on the device itself. In the event that your student does need to print, they can login to their Google Apps account on a traditional PC to access their files. From there, they can print the way they have done in the past.
Printing from Home
We currently do not allow students to print from their device at school, however, student’s can add a printer at home if they choose using Google Cloud Print. Not all printers are compatible though. You’ll need to check Google’s website to be sure your home printer will work. We’ve included the directions to add a home printer below.
Google Cloud Print:
IF your printer does not support Google Cloud Print, you can add it to your Chromebook using the following method:
- Turn your printer on.
- On your Windows or Mac computer, open Google Chrome .
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- Under “Google Cloud Print,” click Manage.
- If prompted, sign in with your Google Account.
- Select the printers you want to connect, and then click Add printer(s).
The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print. If you have a Chromebook, you can print to this printer whenever you’re signed in with the same Google Account on your Chromebook.