Online tutoring with Chromebooks

In order to use Chromebooks for online tutoring, both student and teacher would need to install Chrome Remote Desktop. Here are more details about how to get set up. Before sharing them, there are a few important things to note.

  • Require that the Chromebook is able to install Chrome web extensions or Android Apps.
  • Lack video and audio, so they must be used alongside a web meeting program like Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet.
  • Require time to learn and set up properly by both educator and student.
  • Are not officially supported by Whizzimo, so we cannot provide technical support or assistance aside from this article.

Chrome Remote Desktop (Free)

Chrome Remote Desktop is designed for people to access their own computers remotely or to have another person access their computer to provide tech support, but it does work well for screen sharing and remote control for online learning. It does, however, only allow for one-to-one sessions.

To get started follow up the steps below:

  • Go to https://remotedesktop.google.com/home and scroll down to install the program on your computer.
  • On the Chromebook, go to the Google Play Store to install the Chrome Remote Desktop App. This step may require assistance from a school IT person the Chromebook was provided by a school.
  • Once both devices are set up, open the Chrome Remote Desktop app on your computer, click on "Remote Support", Click on "Generate Code", and share this code with the student.
  • The student will need to go to https://remotedesktop.google.com/support in the Chrome browser to enter the access code and hit "Connect" on the "Give Support" card.
  • Approve the student by clicking "Share". The student now has shared remote control with you.
  • When the session is over, open the Remote Desktop App and hit "Stop Sharing".