There is a wide range of apps and extensions available that give additional functionality to Google Workspace apps as well as standalone tools that can integrate with your Google account. As these may access your data in Google Workspace, use of these needs to be approved by your Local Authority or Establishment.
Your Local Authority or Establishment may choose to force install these services or may whitelist them for users to install or access.
What are apps and extensions? #
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.
Apps and Extensions that have been enabled in some Glow Google Tenancies #
Although these Apps and Extensions have been enabled in some Glow Google Tenancies, please note that there are many other Apps and Extensions. The sites below can be used to browse all Apps and Extensions.
How do I get an app or extension installed? #
If you feel that an app, extension or web service integration would be beneficial to your establishment please get in touch with your Glow Key Contact. A list of services already in use by other establishments can be provided to Key Contacts by Education Scotland on request.
Following review within your establishment, a request form will need to be completed and submitted to Education Scotland by your Glow Key Contact and include approval from your Information Security Officer.
Consideration should be given to the educational value, security and privacy of the app or extension, including GDPR compliance. There should also be a decision on whether this should be available for Staff, Learners or both.
Key Contacts should submit completed forms to Glow Enquiries for processing before the app or extension is made available for your establishment.