How do I print from a Chromebook?
There are a few select printers at each school that are Chromebook printing enabled. You can print to them using the following instructions:
- When you are on the page that you want to print, hit Ctrl + P (or click on the Settings button in the upper right corner and select "Print.")
- On the Print Preview screen, next to Destination click "Change."
- Under Local Destinations, select the printer you want to print to.
- Select any options that you'd like on the left side of the screen.
- Click the blue Print button in the upper left corner of the screen.
If you are having problems printing from your Chromebook or if you don't see printers listed for your school, please fill out a Web Help Desk work order ticket.
Alternatives to Printing
Do you really need a physical printed copy?
Maybe you found an article online, or a PDF with documentation that you want to print. Do you really need a physical printed copy that may get lost or recycled? There are ways to digitally save these files without having to print them on paper. The best digital printing option with Chromebooks is to Print to Google Drive. If you are on the page you want to print, press Ctrl+P. The print settings window will appear. Under Destination, click on the Change button. At the bottom under Google Cloud Print, select Save to Google Drive. Then click Save. You will now have the page saved to your Google Drive.
But I want to give this printout to another staff member…
You can do this digitally too! All district staff members have a Google Apps account (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you save the file to your Google Drive, you can share the file to any other staff member, and it will be available in their Google Drive account under the Shared tab on the left side of the screen.
Can I share a document with students too?
Yes!! Students have Google Apps accounts as well (email@example.com). You can share documents with students using the same share method as you do with staff. You can also use Hapara to manage digital content with your students.
Talk to your Instructional Technology Coordinator for details on using Google Drive and Hapara with your class.