If you don’t know what Safe Doc is, please refer to this introduction article.

Safe Doc has two plans, a permanently free plan to personal @gmail.com accounts and a paid plan for school domains. The complexity of installation varies.

Install Safe Doc in an @gmail account

I could tell you how simple it is. Just like installing most of chrome extensions, you do

  1. Ensure your @gmail account is signed in Chrome and have the cloud sync turned on. Need help on this? visit Google help document.
  2. Visit Safe Doc’s Chrome web store page, and click Add to Chrome to add this extension.
    Safe Doc's Chrome web store page
  3. If the installation is successful, you will see a GREEN umbrella icon on the Chrome toolbar. If the umbrella is GREY, it’s not functioning properly. Try uninstall and start over.
    Safe Doc Icon in Chrome Toolbar
  4. There will a guide page popped after you installed the extension, and you may start experience Safe Doc in a new doc.

Install Safe Doc in students’ Chromebooks

If you’re a school IT admin, this applies to you. But if you haven’t experimented Safe Doc, you could take a pause and install first on your own @gmail account with the instructions shown above.

When Safe Doc is a good choice for your school, you may start deploying on massive students’ Chromebooks. Do the following.

  1. Apply a free trial volume license.
  2. Deploy Safe Doc in batch to students’ Chromebooks remotely. The trial license will be used in the steps.
  3. Verify all of you students got the extension.