Apps and Extensions

There is a wide range of apps and extensions available through the Google Marketplace and the Chrome Web Store that provide additional functionality to core G Suite Apps as well as other standalone functions.

What are apps and extension?

  • Extensions are additional features that can be installed to enhance functionality.
  • An app is generally a standalone web-based function. For example to create a document, edit a photo, listen to audio and more.

The Chromebook App Hub gives details on a number of apps with educational value as well as providing links to privacy policies that will help in any review before making a request for an App to be added to your tenancy.

How do I get an app or extension installed?

If you feel that an app or extension would be beneficial to your establishment please get in touch with your Glow Key Contact. A list of apps already in use by other establishments can be provided by Education Scotland on request.

An app/extension request form will need to be completed and submitted to your Glow Key Contact and Information Security Officer for approval. To request a form contact

When filling out the request form please give consideration to the educational value, security and privacy of the app or extension, including GDPR compliance.

Once approved the form can be submitted to for Education Scotland to process and make available with your tenancy.