Being able to scan barcodes without having to purchase a USB scanner would be awesome.
At this point, this request is beyond the scope of what a browser-based Add-on can readily accomplish. We recommend the use of asset IDs and school-printed barcodes as a workaround to overly dense factory barcodes.
Challenge we're finding with Chromebook factory barcodes is that they tend to be printed very densely, and so they require a high resolution barcode scanner. In testing, I've been unable to get webcam style barcode reader to actually read factory-printed scan codes, whereas I can get a handheld USB scanner to work OK.
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