Chromebooks at IUP

In many ways, Chromebooks function the same as their peers for many tasks, such as accessing MyIUP, IUP email, D2L, etc. However, as noted below, some software suites will not operate to their fullest potential. 

We generally recommend students purchase a Windows or Mac computer (see our Hardware Guidelines for more information). However, it is possible to use a Chromebook as an IUP student. 

If you are a Chromebook user, these resources will help you to make the most of your device. 


Connecting your Chromebook to the IUP wireless

The first step in using your Chromebook at IUP: connecting it to the internet. (look for the section titled Chromebook Device Wireless Setup).

Microsoft Office Online

Chromebooks cannot run the full version of Microsoft Office. It is possible to use Office Online to complete the necessities. However, some advanced features are simply not available in this version. 

Office Online can be accessed at office.iup.edu (sign in with your MyIUP credentials).

Mapping Network Drives (P Drive)

Some classes require use of the P drive to submit assignments. Review these instructions to connect to this drive on your Chromebook. Note- you will need to be on the IUP wireless network or connected to the VPN. (look for a section titled Chromebook Drive Mapping Instructions)

Accessing the Virtual Computer Lab

Chromebooks are incapable of running some software suites, like SPSS, EndNote, or the full version of Microsoft Office. The Virtual Computer Lab allows you to use an IUP Windows computer on your Chromebook anywhere—no need to visit a computer lab. In addition, network drives (such as the P drive) are automatically connected. 


If you are experiencing issues with your Chromebook, stop by the Student Computing Helpdesk in Delaney Hall.