How To: Print from a Student MacBook

Connecting to a printer

While at school students can print in the Media Center from the desktop computers. To do this students must save their file to the cloud or to a USB so they can open the document on the Media Center desktops.

At home, explore setting up Google Cloud print, then printing from Google Drive to your home printer

Google Cloud Print
  1. Setting up a Cloud Printer
    1. For the best Google Cloud Print experience, use a Cloud Ready printer. Cloud Ready printers connect directly to the web and don’t require a PC to setup: you can connect one to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.
      1. Go to for detailed instructions if you have problems.
  2. Setting up a Classic Printer connected to a home or other PC
    1. To connect your classic printer, enable the Google Cloud Print connector on any (non-Chrome OS) computer that is already connected to your printer and able to print. You'll need Google Chrome to be installed on the computer. If you're using Windows XP, make sure you also have the Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.
    2. Once Google Chrome is installed, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector in Google Chrome.
    3. Log in to your user account on the Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
    4. Open Google Chrome.
    5. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
    6. Select Settings.
    7. Click the Show advanced settings link.
    8. Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Manage.
    9. The next screen will show a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
      In the "Classic printers" section, click Add printers.
    10. You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.
      The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print. You can print to this printer using Google Cloud Print whenever you’re signed in with the same Google Account.