Some student Chromebooks may not be operating at their best or may be draining the battery quicker than expected. One related issue could be that the Chromebook is not updated.
When a student powers down by holding the power button until the screen turns black and re-powers on his or her Chromebook, this allows updates to install. Frequently our students simply shut their Chromebook and do not allow it to get the system updates required to allow it to run optimally. Teachers can assist with this in two ways. 
First, choose a time and day that will be the class’s or campus’s “reboot” time. A great time to do this is during campus announcements. Simply have students power down by holding the button and power back on while announcements are running. 
The second way is a bit trickier. Students may have to update manually. To do this:

Check for updates yourself

  1. Turn on your Chromebook.
  2. Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.
  3. Click your account photo.
  4. Click Settings Settings.
  5. Click Menu Menu and then About Chrome OS.
  6. Under “Google Chrome OS,” you’ll see which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook is using. 
  7. Click Check for Updates. 
  8. If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.

Finish an update

  1. When your Chromebook downloads a software update, near your account photo, look for Update Update.
  2. To finish the update, click Update Update and then Restart to Update.
  3. Your Chromebook will restart.
If the Chromebook is updated, it will notify the user with a message. If not, updates will begin. Sometimes students need to go thru this process one or two more times to allow updates to process. 
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your LT Team via the Live Chat. 
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