Technology Resources

This is page contains links to technology instructions for teachers and staff, as well as tips for using your technology more effectively.


Tech Documents

Office 365

Acceptable Use

Computer Logins

Home Folders

Firefox

Program Instructions

Technology Dept Contacts

 

 

Tech Tips

 

Password Tips

  • Never give your password to anyone else, for ANY REASON
  • Change your passwords often
  • Always use complex passwords
  • Use at least one capital letter
  • Use at least one number
  • Use special characters ( & * $ % @)
  • Never write your password and stick it in a public place (for example: on a post-it note stuck to your monitor)

Examples of bad passwords:  olemiss, bulldogs, desoto

Examples of better passwords: OleMi$$! , #1Bulldogs , De$oto123

DCS E-mail

  • If you have email problems, contact your school's webmaster.
  • Clear your DCS inbox from time to time. If you reach your quota, you no longer receive new emails.
  • Never reply to an e-mail asking for your password. The Tech dept will never ask for your password via email unless you asked for help.
  • Use your DCS email for school-related correspondence only. Do not sign up for newsletters, online shopping alerts, or other "junk email". This bogs down the system.

Home Folders

  • Don't wait until your classroom computer dies before you realize you don't have copies of your files. Back up your data to your Home Folder.
  • Your Home Folder is the H Drive under 'My Computer'
  • Please do not store personal files in your H Drive.  (ex. - your tax information, your family's digital picture albums, MP3's....)

Login Accounts

  • Never use your teacher login, and then have a student use that computer.
  • If a student is using the computer, use a student login. This keeps students from seeing your documents or accessing sensitive information for teachers only.
  • If you do not know your school's student login or password, contact your computer technician.

Software Installation

  • If you need software installed on your school computer for educational use, please contact your school's technician.

Computer Problems

  • If you have a computer problem, contact your school's technician
  • Never attempt to fix computer hardware yourself
  • Please do not bring home computers to school and expect tech support for non-school equipment

General Tech Tips / Rules

  • Do not bring wireless routers to school. These are a huge security risk, and they can cause problems on our network
  • Turn computers off overnight, weekends, and over school holidays or breaks