Setting Up Your Chromebook
You can add value to your Chromebook today, including the ability to access Microsoft Office and other software required by your classes. The following links will help you get started by connecting your Chromebook to the internet, adding your Central Piedmont Login account to sync to your Central Piedmont Google profile, and connecting to the Central Piedmont Cloud to access software and files from anywhere with an internet connection.
Connecting to the Internet
In order to take full advantage of the features of your device, you will first need to connect to the internet.
- If you want to connect while on campus, you can find instructions for connecting to our wireless network by going to the How to Connect to the Central Piedmont Wireless Network page and clicking on “Students and Employees: Connecting a Chromebook Device.”
- If you are not on campus, please refer to this Google support page for connecting your Chromebook to other wireless networks.
Signing into your Chromebook
Once you have connected to the internet, you will need to sign into your Chromebook. For this, you will use your Central Piedmont login. Instructions for how to sign in can be found on the Getting Started with the Central Piedmont Cloud page in the section labeled “Setting Up and Accessing the Cloud with Chromebook.” If you have not signed into your device with a personal account, you can skip to step 4 of the“ Setting Up and Accessing the Cloud with Chromebook” section.
Using Central Piedmont Cloud
Once you are signed in to your Chromebook, you can access applications and virtual desktops via the Central Piedmont Cloud system. Instructions for using the Cloud can be found on the Using Applications in the Central Piedmont Cloud page.