The setting in the Google Admin Console that restricts logins can be found under Device Management, Chrome, Device Settings, Sign-in Settings. The Sign-in Restriction is what you'll be looking for, you'll want to add *@yourdomain.com (so I have *@rcpsvt.org in that box). You'll also need to disable guest mode, and you can auto-complete the domain so students will only have to type the username without the domain. As Eva mentioned, this does not restrict them from signing in to personal accounts after they log in, but it does allow you to place other restrictions and save browsing history if necessary.

Now on to sharing my experiences in a "Walled Garden". Rutland City was once on the extreme side of a walled garden. We found with more restrictions placed (this included blocking facebook, youtube, some Google Apps etc), it meant that students were more apt to aggressively look for workarounds to our content filtering and restricted measures. So students would pull out their cell phones and work on their data plan. We have struck a very nice balance now that lets students safely browse on our network without hitting a brick wall and moving to other ways around our content filter. They get filtered internet, which makes everybody happy, and we log usage, searches, browsing history with Go-Guardian.


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On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The reason I went broad on my comments was that I assume you have more device types than Chromebooks.  You can lock restrict via Chrome in terms of logins, and you can enforce save search etc in the domain as others have mentioned.  However - filter bypassing still possible through proxy services or websites unless ALL of these are controlled.

To do this you also have to ban personal devices for students during the school day, use only a single platform like Chrome, and make it as hard as possible with the content filter settings and firewall.

There's still going to be leakage.

The tighter you make it, the more desire there is to break it.

What kids do to each other after hours with other devices can still affect your school environment.

C

Craig Donnan, MA
Systems Administrator
Washington West Supervisory Union
340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
Waitsfield, VT 05673


On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 1:35 PM, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Craig and Elizabeth,

Please share your views.   

The walled garden on Chromebooks on works while students are logged in as themselves.   Can we lock down the Chromebooks ... prevent them from logging into their personal google accounts.... I don't think so, but would love to provide this option.

Keep the comments coming so that I may share with my principal.

J

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Google apps can be a walled garden if you don't allow sharing outside your domain. 

Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT
Digital Learning Specialist
Google for Education Certified Trainer


On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 8:13 AM, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi All,

Our principal has asked about a walled garden for the school.   I've never been in one,  so don't really know the ins and outs.     How many are currently using a Walled Garden?   The Good, The Bad?

Thank You,
Jon

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