Your Relay for Chrome Questions, Answered: Part 2

Earlier this month, we answered some questions that we received during our Relay for Chrome webinars. Read on for more FAQs about Relay for Chrome.


How are classes set up in Relay? Can you use Google Classroom classes?

Yes, you can use Google Classroom integration with our products; this makes it easy to get your Google Classroom groups, classes and users set up in Relay.

If you don’t want to integrate Google Classroom, there are other options. You can sync Relay with G Suite users, use SIS integration, share invite codes, or manually create users and groups.


How does Relay’s Device Detective feature locate lost or stolen devices?

Device Detective allows you to precisely geolocate lost devices when devices are connected to the internet. Because this feature allows you to locate by device, not by student, student privacy is protected.

Learn more about Device Detective’s capabilities in Relay here.


How does Relay decrypt SSL traffic?

SSL decryption is a major challenge for web filters. We’ve covered this topic at length to help your teams understand what it is and how our solutions allow you to handle this type of traffic.

Relay for Chrome can see and report on Google searches and YouTube activity without the need for a trusted man-in-the-middle proxy, SSL decryption, or certificate deployment. This makes handling traffic on SSL sites, which now comprise half the internet, easier than ever.


We directly proxy G Suite users through our Rocket appliance. Would Relay replace our current setup or augment it?

It’s likely that Relay would replace your current setup for Chromebooks because it would also eliminate your need for proxy/SSL decryption; contact your regional sales manager and engineer to find out whether this is the best option for your environment. Relay was built just for K-12 Chromebooks and is your best bet for managing a Chrome one-to-one initiative. Your Rocket appliance can filter all other devices on the network.


How do you set flagged terms in Relay?

You can indicate flagged terms as you set up Relay for deployment. Flagged-term danger levels appear next to the terms and links in your Flagged Queue. Admins can also select the threat level of each term according to a spectrum (green means low threat, red means high threat).

Email notifications are key to monitoring your network and ensuring student safety. You can assign any term to be flagged; most administrators add pornographic or violent terms that may indicate threats to students’ well-being (e.g., “suicide”).

Learn more about the Flagged Queue here.


Can Relay block YouTube comments?

There are millions of valuable YouTube videos for education, but even the most appropriate videos may contain explicit content in the comments section. We eliminate this headache by allowing you to block comments and sidebars from YouTube.

Setting this feature is as simple as hitting a button. Learn more about how to enable this feature here.


Does Relay allow parents to view their children’s internet activity?

The new Parent Report Generator will be integrated in Relay and Web Filter this summer. The generator makes it easy to share snapshots of student activity with authorized parents and guardians.

This tool allows admins to:

– Email student activity reports to just the parents who opt to receive them
– Easily update the email list at any time
– Automate report generation and delivery
– Ensure FERPA compliance with SIS exports

More details are coming soon. We’re excited to roll out this feature.


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