• General

    • Although Google apps and Chromebooks are designed to work when connected to the internet, it is possible to configure them to be used offline. Below are links to the various sites with videos and text instructions.

    • When you enable offline mode on a device, it is important to allow time for any synchronizing to happen. Depending on the speed of the internet connection and the number of files to by synchronized, the sync time could be a few minutes to several hours. Plan accordingly.

  • Chrome Browser

    • If you are using a Mac or PC, you will need to download and install the Chrome Browser. Download the Chrome Browser HERE

  • Google Drive Sync App

    • Also on a Mac or PC, you will need to download and install the Google Drive Sync App. You can get it HERE.

  • Chromebooks

    • Chromebooks, although they are running what looks like the Chrome Browser, they act a little differently than Chrome on a PC or Mac. Instructions for setting up a ChromeBook for Offline Mode are HERE.

    • You can save information to a Chromebook. Instructions are HERE

  • Google Apps

    • Drive - Including Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawing - HERE

    • Gmail - HERE

    • Calendar - HERE

  • Mobile Apps

    • Information is about halfway down the page - HERE

  • Other Strategies

    • Not every web-based piece of information can be accessed in offline mode. Below are some strategies for capturing information while online.

      • Use Screen Shots - If data is not able to be saved, like some online textbooks, browse to the webpage, take a screenshot of the information and save the screen images to your device.

        • How to take a screenshot on a Mac - HERE

        • How to take a screenshot on a PC - HERE

        • How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook - HERE

      • Take a photo - If you have a smartphone or if your device has a camera, take a photo and save it.

      • Print it out - The least desirable but sometimes necessary.

    • Plan ahead.