The Chromebook Inventory Tool is/was an extremely useful tool for G Suite Admins to make managing and updated their Chromebooks easier. However, it will not work after July 16th due to changes to Google’s Sheets API.I just learned about a free alternative, Chromebook Getter, that was developed for the education community as a replacement.It performs the same basic operations as the CIT:Extract Chromebook device info from Admin Console to Google Sheets (only for super admins and Chromebooks that are managed).Modify data and sync back into Admin Console. Search device info easier and faster. Export your entire inventory, or just an OU of Chrome devices into a Google Sheet, including all of the following metadata: etag, Org Unit Path, Serial Number, Platform Version, Device Id, Status, Last Enrollment Time, Firmware Version, Last Sync, OS Version, Boot Mode, Annotated Location’, Notes, and Annotated UserDevice export options include the ability to filter by enrollment date (Past hour, Past day, Past week, or Between specific dates).Make edits to “Annotated Location”,”Notes”, and “Annotated User” and bulk update the devices in your Chrome console directly from this spreadsheet.It is an Add-On for Google Sheets, easy to install and use. Take a look and try out Chromebook Getter.More Google for Education Resources, tips, and information.

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