• Tips and Tricks with the New Staff Chromebooks for using Camera in apps like Flipgrid, Screencastify, etc. 

     Make sure your Chrome is updated

    Check for Chromebook OS updates:

    1. Turn on your Chromebook.
    2. Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.
    3. At the bottom right, select the time.
    4. Select Settings .
    5. At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS.
    6. Under "Google Chrome OS," you'll find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.
    7. Select Check for updates.
    8. If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.


    Check and make sure your camera is working

    Check Camera on Chromebook:

    In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher .
    Open Camera . If you don’t see it, type Camera in searchbox.
    Then, on the right side, choose an option:
    Select Photo  Take photo .
    Select Video  Start recording .
    Select Square  Take photo .

    1. Go to Google Chrome – login to Flipgrid or Screencastify.  Make sure you allow access to camera and microphone.


    If it doesn’t work Clear your Cache with the information below:

    In Chrome

    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click More .
    3. Click More tools  Clear browsing data.
    4. At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
    5. Next to "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
    6. Click Clear data.
    7. Try again and see if it works.