Monitoring Chromebook Accountability with Accountable2You

 

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Video Transcript

I’m Steve Dwire, Founder of Edify Hub. In this video, I’ll show you how to let your accountability partners see your activity on your Chromebook with Accountable2You, the software I and my family use to help keep us accountable with our internet activity.

If you’re watching this video, I assume you have already signed up with Accountable2You. If not, visit edifyhub.com/accountability to find the videos on setting up an account for yourself, your family, or your own church, small group, or business.

To start monitoring your Chromebook, visit edifyhub.com/accountability and click the Accountable2You button.

Log in to your account, click the Download & Install button, then click Chrome.

With Chromebook, there’s not really any software to download. Instead, you’ll install a couple of Chrome extensions. If you use the Chrome browser on your mobile device or your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, it might seem like you’d want to install this extension there, but wouldn’t be the best approach there. For those computers, a better option is to download and install the Accountable2You software dedicated for that device.

On a Chromebook, though, the Chrome extension is the way to go.

From this page, click “open the Chrome Store” link, then click the Add to Chrome button for the Accountable2You extension, and confirm by clicking Add extension.

If you still haven’t created your account, you could do it from here, but don’t forget to use the promo code EDIFYHUB (all one word) to upgrade to a 30-day free trial instead of the standard 10-day free trial. When you do, Edify Hub will also earn a commission to help us offset the cost of producing videos like this one.

Once you have your account, click this Login button.

Confirm that you still agree with the terms, and click Continue.

Enter the username and password you use to log on to Accountable2You and choose a name for this computer. I’ll call it “My Chromebook.” Then Add Chrome to your Account.

If you signed in as the administrator of a Family account, you may also be asked to select which family member should be associated with activity on this Chromebook.

The next step is to install another extension to validate that the original Accountable2You extension is working correctly. Click Install Validator, and Add that extension to Chrome.

Back to the previous tab, refresh the screen after the validator extension is installed.

The next step is to make sure that Accountable2You can see the activity even if the browser is open in incognito mode. Click Enable Incognito Monitoring. Then, find the option to enable incognito mode for the Accountable2You extension. You might need to click the Details button to find it. When you’ve found the option, Allow Accountable2You in Incognito mode.

And this Chromebook is now connected with your Accountable2You account. If you have more than one user account available on your Chromebook, you’ll need to install the extension for each user account. You can give each one a different computer name to help you track what activity comes from which Chromebook user account.

Take Action

If you need to install Accountable2You on other devices, visit edifyhub.com/accountability/install to find other installation videos.

If you’re ready to set up your accountability partners, visit edifyhub.com/accountability/partners.

And if you want to see what the accountability reports look like, visit edifyhub.com/accountabilty/reports.

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