Many of our LCUSD apps, tools, and textbooks allow students and staff to "sign in with Google," making your life a little easier. If you start by signing in to your Chrome browser, you'll be signed in to all your Google accounts.
However, it's possible to sign in to your accounts but not sign in to the browser--and that can cause some frustration!
This guide will show you how to sign in to your Chrome browser on a Mac or PC. (Note: When you sign in to a Chromebook, you're automatically signing in to Chrome, so you can stop reading now and go enjoy some non-screen time;-).
Step 1: Are you already logged in to Chrome?
Open your Chrome browser (these instructions won't work for for Safari or Firefox). Look at the top right corner. You should see your profile picture or the first letter of your first name in a circle, to show that you're logged in. If you're already logged in, skip to step 3.
Step 2: Log in to Google Chrome
If you see the icon below--a blank face--in that space in the top right corner, you’re not signed in to Chrome.
Simply click on that icon, click Sign in to Chrome, and enter your LCUSD email address and password. If it asks you to Sync your data, click Yes. That will bring your bookmarks, saved passwords, and browser history from any other devices where you've signed in.
You'll see two new boxes appear once you've signed in:
In the first box, click "LINK DATA" and in the second box, click "YES, I'M IN."
When you’re signed in to Chrome, you will see your name or your profile picture.
Optional Step 3: Add another account
Once you're signed in to Chrome, you can add another account:
Simply click on your profile picture to open up the login window and click
BONUS STEP: Switch between accounts
Are parents and spouses and kids and nannies sharing the same computer? You don't want to use the same account, or personal information can be unwittingly shared. Swapping between accounts is as simple as choosing your name. We’d recommend choosing different icons and different colored themes for each account, as well as naming them MyName Work, MyName Personal, etc, to avoid confusion. Bonus Bonus! Install different color schemes, or themes, to differentiate between accounts. Ex: light for personal accounts, dark for work accounts, blue for mom, red for dad, pink for kid 1, green for kid 2.