Setting G Suite for Education Policies: Step 4 Follow

Block interfering URLs

Some URLs can be used to stop Highlights and other extensions from working properly.
Hapara recommends blocking these URLs via:

admin.google.com > Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings > Content >URL Blocking > URL Blacklist

 

 

URL Reason to blacklist
*/html/crosh.html Chrome Shell Terminal lets user manipulate Chrome
chrome://settings Lets user change Chrome settings
chrome://settings-frame Lets user change Chrome settings

 

Be sure to SAVE CHANGES in the lower right-hand corner.

 

Prevent Students Using Task Manager to End Processes

Students can use the Chrome Task Manager to end processes - including the Highlights extension. Hapara recommends disabling this ability via:

admin.google.com > Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings

Search for "Task manager" and set the policy to disable the ending of processes. This policy became available in August 2016 and applies to Chromebook devices running version 52 and above. This policy does not apply to Windows, Mac devices using a Chrome Browser.

Turning on this setting for student domains will increase the robustness of the Highlights product in the face of student interventions. 

 

Prevent Students Using Developer Tools to End Processes

Students can use the Chrome Developer Tools to inspect, break and end processes - including the Highlights extension. Hapara recommends disabling this ability via:

admin.google.com > Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings

Search for "Developer tools" and set the policy to "Never allow use of built-in developer tools". 

Turning on this setting for student domains will increase the robustness of the Highlights product in the face of student interventions. 

 

Prevent Students Using ChromeVox to access Incognito Mode

A weakness in ChromeVox allows students to access Incognito Mode even if this mode has been disabled. Hapara recommends blocking this weakness via:

admin.google.com > Device Management > Chrome Management > Device Settings

Search for "Turn off accessibility settings on sign-in screen upon logout" and enable this setting.

Enabling this setting for student domains will increase the robustness of Highlights in the face of student interventions. 

 

 

◀ Step 3  ◉      Summary ▶

 

Highlights Installation Guide
1. Setting G Suite for Education Policies (Viewing)  6. Shared Device Best Practices (Optional) 
2. Pushing Out the Student Extension  7. Privacy: Time/IP Restrictions 
3. Verifying Student Extension Connectivity  8. Enabling Highlights 
4. Network Access/Whitelisting  9. Highlights Browser Compatibility  
5. G Suite for Education Device Settings (Option)    
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