The ChromeOS client is a Google approved browser extension available from the Google Web Store.
Once installed and enrolled it provides students with the freedom to explore the internet while empowering teachers to monitor, guide and assist. The ChromeOS client shares a live stream of the student's device with the teacher and allows them to perform the following actions.
- Send Message – Teachers can send a direct one way message to the device
- Launch Website – Teachers can open a web site on the device automatically
- Lock Screens – Teachers can lock the screen of the device
- Internet Access – Teachers can disable internet access of the device
- Website Lists – Teachers can enforce allow and block website lists
- Close Tab – Teachers can view open browser tabs lists and close open tabs
The minimum system requirements for the client are:
- ChromeOS version 66+
- 100MB Free Space
Installation - Single Device (Web Store)
1. Open the Google Web Store on your ChromeOS device and search for “Impero”, or click here to download it.
2. Select the “Impero” extension and press "Add To Chrome"
3. The extension will be downloaded and installed automatically.
4. The school registration process will then be started and displayed on screen.
5. Enter the school ID for the school you wish to enrol the device with and press Log In. To find your school ID, click "Administration" in the sidebar.
6. The device will now be enrolled in the school and display the user login screen.
7. The Impero extension can be enabled by the icon on the browser's toolbar.
Installation - Multiple Devices (Google Admin Console)
1) Login to the Google admin console with an account with the following privileges.
Can force install extensions.
Can force install bookmarks.
Can perform the above actions on the OU’s containing the clients intended users.
2) Open the main menu and select Devices->Chrome.
3) Select user and browser settings from chrome management.
4) Select the correct OU from the list.
5) Add a search filter for “extension” under user & browser settings.
6) Click the apps and extensions page link
7) Click plus (+) symbol and the add chrome app or extension by ID button
8) Enter the follow ID: jjpmjccpemllnmgiaojaocgnakpmfgjg and click save.
9) Enable the client by selecting force install and then click save
10) From the apps & extensions menu select settings
11) Add a search filter for “bookmark” under user & browser settings.
12) Click the add button to create the managed bookmark.
13) Enter the Link name as “Impero” and the URL “http://imperosoftware.com/?school_code=xxyyzz”.
14) Replace xxyyzz with the school ID and click save.