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Chrome is a web browser developed by Google, and is one of the most recent additions to the browser options, first released as a beta version in September 2008. The logo is a circle with the common primary colors you're familiar with from Google.

Approved Apps & Extensions

Google offers many great features, but it doesn’t stop there. There are thousands of third-party apps, extensions, and plugins available in the Chrome Web Store, app stores and other Internet sites. Many of them require access to your email, calendar, Drive, or other data.

Though they are available to anyone, they have not been reviewed or approved for faculty and staff use at Notre Dame. Until the tool has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Software Licensing and Information Security teams, do not install and use these tools. You may be putting your data, or other people’s data, at risk. Only the applications in the approved apps, extensions, and add-ins spreadsheet marked as “approved” have been approved for use at this time.

View Approved and Submitted Apps and Extensions

The doc also contains a list of requested apps. A status for each requested app is listed. The 5 statuses are: (1) Submitted (request submitted via the form), (2) Assessing (this state includes apps in the monthly review process through the security and licensing approval processes), (3) Approved, (4) Declined, and (5) Does not need review; app is available for personal use only (not approved for University use). Approved apps will be listed first, followed by declined, submitted for review, assessing, and does not need review.

The doc is updated regularly. One final note: any add-in/extension/plugin that is approved for use is not an app that is fully supported by the campus IT community the way we support Gmail, for example. We make these available for use. If the app does not work as intended, one may need to seek alternatives to the desired functionality.

Request an App or Extension

App requests are reviewed on a monthly basis. The review process includes assessing whether similar-type applications are already enabled when new requests are received. When this occurs, one may be directed to use this similar app to achieve the same functionality. If an application is thought to provide benefit for the entire campus, the security and licensing process will begin. Apps may be rejected for either security and/or licensing reasons. Please allow a minimum of 30 days before an application is approved for use.

To provide your feedback on submitted apps that you would like to see enabled for campus, complete this 2-question form. To see what apps have gathered additional feedback, see this doc.

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Training for Google Apps

Training for Google Apps is a free, interactive training system for Google Apps. It’s an easy way for you to get user-friendly, guided instruction inside Google Apps.

Step 1: Install Training for Google Apps

NOTE: If you login to Google Chrome using your Notre Dame NetID and password, Synergyse is automatically installed for you.

Synergyse uses Google Chrome (web browser) and a Chrome extension to provide training right within Google.

If you do not have the Training link pictured below, you will need to install the Training for Google Apps plugin in Chrome.


Step 2: Pick a Training Lesson


Step 3: Follow the Training


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Multiple Profiles

The Google Chrome browser allows you to create multiple user profiles so you can log into multiple Notre Dame accounts at the same time and keep them entirely separate. Each profile uses its own browser window, and can have different browser settings, extensions, etc. When you create a Chrome user profile for another Google account, you will be able to access all apps in that Google account, not just Gmail or calendar.

To create your own user profile in Chrome:

  • From the Chrome menu, choose Sign in to Chrome.
  • At the Chrome login screen, enter your ND email address, but leave the password field blank.
  • Click Sign in and you will be taken to CAS to sign in with your NetID and password.

Note: Logging into Chrome with your Notre Dame account will automatically install a series of standard extensions. See above for more.

To create a Chrome user profile for a secondary ND account:

  1. From the Chrome menu, choose Settings > Users > Add new user.
  2. Pick an icon and assign a name to the new profile, then click Create.
  3. At the Chrome login screen, enter this account's ND email address, but leave the password field blank.
  4. Click Sign in and you will be taken to CAS to sign in with your NetID and password.

To switch between profiles, click on the icon in your browser tab bar and choose the profile you want.

To learn more, see Manage multiple users on Chrome

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