How to Install Tyto Online
For Chromebooks, we use an Android app installation.
This will work on Chromebooks running Chromium 53 or later. For a full listing of Chromebooks that support Android applications, check this link: https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps
Simply head over to the Google Play store to install the game as an Android application.
Installing the App on Chromebooks
For instructions on how to get Google Play apps on your Chromebook enterprise management for schools, please go to this help document by Google: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7131624?hl=en
Make sure the Chromebook has enough space to install the app (around 1.2 gigabytes).
Have a 1:1 setting where each student has their own device they carry around? Follow the regular instructions in the above article.
Have Chromebook carts where different students will log into the devices throughout the day? You'll want to install Tyto Online as a Kiosk app. Please see our help document: available here.
Please ensure the following URLS are whitelisted, which include our services and analytics:
- *.tytoonline.com (i.e. tytoonline.com and its subdomains)
The game only uses these two ports: 80, 443.
Also, some web filter software such as Lightspeed may identify the game communication as P2P and block it. If this happens, the following IPs will need to be specified to allow game communication:
We do have a scheduled update process for new content we are adding to the game. For example, adding a new Module over winter break that teachers can use in Spring. The planned annual update schedule is:
- New School Year Update (mid/late August)
- Winter Update (over winter break based on schools' schedules)
- Summer Update (after the school year ends we may opt to do an update for students or teachers using the product over the summer, especially if we are testing new content for the following school year!)
If you do not want to update during the school year, please reach out to us about maintaining an older server for your school through the end of the school year. You can use the chat on the bottom right of this page or submit a support ticket ("Submit a Request") for us to set up for you.