Tech Info Docs (TIDs)

Summer 2017 Chromebook Info

posted May 15, 2017, 7:07 AM by William Brackett

1) 8-11th grade students are allowed to keep their Chromebooks over the summer
2) If a student will be moving or not coming back to BHS next fall, they need to turn in their Chromebook at the JMEC Technology Department, at 2132 Madison Avenue, or they will receive a $300 fee
3) If a student needs a repair over the summer, they need to make an appointment with the JMEC Technology Department at 2132 Madison Avenue during our work hours 7am-4pm, 319-758-0060 x1433 or x1434

Install a Printer

posted Dec 12, 2016, 11:05 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 11:05 AM ]

Hapara Teacher Dashboard Support

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:08 PM by William Brackett

Use this link to find support for Hapara Teacher Dashboard.

Apple VPP Links

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:06 PM by William Brackett

Test Workstation for Plato

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:05 PM by William Brackett   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 7:06 PM ]

Use this link to test plug-ins for Plato

CB Tricks and Tips

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:03 PM by William Brackett

ALT + SEARCH - Cap Lock
CTRL + ALT + Up Arrow - Home
CTRL + ALT + Down Arrow - End
ALT + Backspace - Delete
Ctrl+Shift+L - Lock Chromebook
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Reload - Barrel Roll (Easter Egg)
CTRL +  Top 85 Tips for Google Chromebook - Screen Shot
CTRL + SHIFT +  Top 85 Tips for Google Chromebook - Partial Screen Shot
CTRL + ALT+ T - Terminal Window
SHIFT + ALT + M - Open File Manager
CTRL + SHIFT + T - Open last closed tab
CTRL + ENTER - Add www. and .com around the address you typed.
CTRL + SHIFT + Q (twice) - Sign out of your Google Account on Chrome OS
CTRL + ALT + ? - Display map of shortcuts

Google Apps Phishing

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:02 PM by William Brackett

We got this alert from another district. This one is deceptive since it is formatted like a Google Docs sharing notice. We will share in this post that there are some quick tips that can help you determine is an email is safe. 

First rule of thumb is always trust your gut. If you think something is off about an email then you are mostly right. This can be due to a sharing notice being received from someone you don't know or the email is unexpected. 

The images below came to our central office. It looks fine, as you can see in the first image. But it did come unexpected. 

Now we have two options. To see a legitimately shared document we do not need to click the link in the email we can go to our Google Drive and click on the section "Shared With Me". If it was a legitimate Google Doc then it will be there.

Or we can over our cursor over the title of the document. (In the example below it is called e-Document.) While hovering over we can see in the second image the link destination at the bottom of our email window. As you can see, the link goes to the Royal Diamond Hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Definitely not Google.

And finally if you click on the link using Google Chrome you will get a very big warning that the site is bad. Please never rely just on the Chrome warning, but if you do see the warning close your tab.

I hope this helps. 

Identify BCSD Block Page

posted Aug 19, 2016, 6:40 PM by William Brackett   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 11:34 AM ]

To troubleshoot a mis-configured web block we need to know which system is blocking your access. There are two block screens and they are both shown below. 

This screen indicates that you are being blocked by Go Guardian system.
This screen indicates you are blocked by the BCSD Firewall.

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