Chromebook & Technology Help
Chromebook Information & Repair Procedures
If you are having Chromebook problems and need help, please go to the library and speak to a library staff member.
The Ankeny Schools 1:1 Chromebook Initiative offers each 8/9 student a Chromebook. For more information regarding student and parent responsibilities, repair fees, acceptable use, troubleshooting tips, and FAQ, please visit our Chromebook district policy page.
The link below will take you to the District website page detailing information about Securly and providing a link to sign up to receive a weekly email showing a preview of your child’s online activity.
Students Leaving the District
Transferring Google Account Information
If a student is leaving the district or graduating, they may want to download or transfer the items from an Ankeny Schools Google Account. Click on the links below for step-by-step directions.
This option creates an archive of whatever Google services they select and downloads it into one or more .zip files. Drive files are converted to a similar file type (Docs to Word or RichText, Slides to PowerPoint, Sheets to Excel or .csv). Students will need to save the archive (.zip files) to their personal computer, flash drive, or external hard drive.
This step allows students to copy any of the files that they “own” directly to a new Google account. This could be another .edu account (if they have their college info) or a personal Gmail account. It does not appear to change the format of any of the files, but it appears like only some Google services are available. If students have a lot of data in their Drive account, they might also run into storage limits with a personal Gmail account.