Connecting a Chromebook to a Projector

Modified on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 at 12:51 PM

A simple guide to connecting your Chromebook to your classroom projector.

If you’re a teacher with a Chromebook chances are you’ll want to connect it to your classroom projector or display screen. Luckily most Chromebooks come with a USB-C port which allows you to use an adapter and cable to output your Chromebook’s screen to an external display.

Connecting your Chromebook to your projector

First find the non-charging USB-C port on your Chromebook (using the left side USB-C charging port for a projector can cause the projector image to repeatedly turn on and off, we highly recommend using the right side port for projecting) . It will look something like this and will be on the right-hand side:


Depending on the projector connection you will either need a USB-C to HDMI adapter or a USB-C to VGA adapter.  Your school's Tech Team or the IT Department can supply you with one of these. 



Once you have the proper adapter, plug the USB-C end into the chromebook and the projector cable into the video connector end of the adapter.

At this point, you should see that the projector is connected to your Chromebook.

Adjusting The Display Settings:

To access more display settings ( resolution, orientation, TV alignment, primary):

1) Click on your clock in the lower right of the screen

2) Click the settings gear icon

3) Click Device in the left side of the Settings Window

4) Click Dsplays in the right side of the Settings Window

To mirror (to have the projector display your desktop): Hold Ctrl and the function key just above the "5" key.

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