Our students are trying to access a website http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/ on their Chromebooks but just see a blank white screen. I don't see any logs in our content filter but I think it is the source of this issue because when I test on http://code.appinventor.mit.edu/login then it triggers an error in our logs. We use android tablets for the app and emulator, but students often do the coding on their Chromebooks and see the results on the tablet. Does anyone know if the first site I linked works for their chromebook?
I have already opened a support ticket with our content filter solution technical support to seek to resolve the error there, but I wanted to know if anyone else uses this application in this way.
Great resources, thank you! I don't think the first one is our situation but the 2nd looks promising. We also use iBoss and I added the rule I think Joseph_Ochterski was referring to. Now my test student account can get to the page, but then the page after that runs into the same issue. I wonder how far this rabbit hole goes and I will investigate what is unable to be found now in our logs.
You cannot sideload the emulator on the Chromebook. However, you can load the companion app (APK) with sideloading when the system is set in developer mode, but more importantly you can install the APK via the Google Play Store on compatible Chromebooks. Your school IT can even install it centrally/remotely through the appropriate interfaces in the Google Apps for Education UI.
The Chromebook internal connection still requires that WebRTC (the protocol we use to establish the connection) can operate correctly on the school network. You may want your IT to look at this document which outlines most of the technical requirements from the App Inventor side.