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chromebookInventory


"Export and bulk update your managed Chrome devices from a Google Sheet!"

The chromebookInventory Add-on is for super-admins only, to be used on Google Apps domains with Chrome Device Management Console licenses -- used to manage Chromebooks.  This tool allows you to export and bulk update the key metadata and org units of your managed Chrome devices via a Google Sheet. 

INSTALLATION

Note: This Add-on is currently published to a trusted testers Google Group only.  It cannot be found in the Add-ons gallery unless you are part of the trusted tester group.
    1. Be sure you are logged in via your Google Apps for EDU super-admin account ONLY.  Non-super-admin accounts and Gmail.com accounts will not work
    2. Join the chromebookInventory trusted testers group
    3. Click here and install  the chromebookInventory Add-on.  Note that this link will not work until you have joined the group.

    FEATURES
    • Export your entire inventory, or just an OU of Chrome devices into a Google Sheet, including all of the following metadata: etag, Org Unit Path, Serial Number, Platform Version, Device Id, Status, Last Enrollment Time, Firmware Version, Last Sync, OS Version, Boot Mode, Annotated Location', Notes, and Annotated User
    • Device export options include the ability to filter by enrollment date (Past hour, Past day, Past week, or Between specific dates).
    • Make edits to "Annotated Location","Notes", and "Annotated User" and bulk update the devices in your Chrome console directly from this spreadsheet.

    DEVELOPERS

    • Find the code for the chromebookInventory Add-on on GitHub (coming soon)
    USE CASES

  • Schools need to keep accurate records of device inventory, including assigned user, device location, and additional notes regarding things like device-condition. This tool makes the work easier.
  • No more need for the extra time and expense of barcode scanning upon unboxing -- this tool pulls device serial numbers right from the Chrome Admin console to your Google spreadsheet, along with any metadata you've assigned the machines in Google's Admin panel.
  • Helpful for bulk-updating OU on newly enrolled, managed Chrome OS devices.


  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR / MAINTAINER

      Andrew Stillman worked in outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest prior to a ten year stint in the New York City Department of Education, where he worked as a science and math teacher, and later as founding assistant principal and engineering educator for the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering in Harlem, NYC.  Andrew joined New Visions for Public Schools in 2011, where he has focused his energies on innovating strategies and tools to bring better ways of working to everyone from the classroom teacher to the back office administrator.  When Andrew is not coding, he loves working on "maker" projects with his two young kids, cooking spicy food, or riding his bike.