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 built in HDMI port which allows you to use a wire to output your Chromebook’s screen to an external display.


Connecting your Chromebook to your projector

First find the HDMI port on your Chromebook. It will look something like this:

hdmi-port

Now find the same port on your projector and connect the two with the HDMI cable. If you’re using a classroom projector your projector’s sockets will likely be wall mounted.


If your projector doesn’t have an HDMI port — and only the newest projectors do – you will need a VGA to HDMI adapter. Your school's Tech Team or the IT Department can supply you with one of these.


The adapter looks like this:


Chromebook VGA 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) enter the following in your browser and hit RETURN: chrome://settings/display


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