Turn CS First on or off for users

If you're an administrator of Google accounts for an organization, you can control who uses CS First from their account. Just turn CS First on or off for those people in your Admin console.

When CS First is turned on

Users can:

When CS First is turned off

Users can:

Important considerations: 

  • Users are signed out of CS First and have to sign in.
  • Users who sign in to https://csfirst.withgoogle.comget an error message directing them to contact their domain administrator.
  • Users not signed in to CS First can't go to https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/dashboard and open the teacher- or student-specific pages.
  • Users not signed in to CS First who open the Scratch for CS First editor can't save their work in CS First. However, users can download projects to their computer.

Control who uses CS First in your organization

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenAdditional Google services.
  3. Click CS First

    Tip: Scroll to see all services. Or at the left, choose a Filter to narrow the list, for example, based on status or popularity.

  4. Click Service status.
  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:
    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: Learn more about organizational structure.
  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.

Next steps

Learn to use CS First at the CS First Help Center.
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