Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Equipment Orders and Software Requests

Many of our district’s staff may not be aware that in the last budget cycle, the IT Department’s staff was reduced by 1 FTE of technician time. This represents a 17% reduction in our department’s ability to resolve service calls. … Continue reading

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BCESIS Service Restored (again)

At approximately 9:15 this morning, the district’s technicians implemented a new solution to the BCESIS connection problems. This appears to have resolved the issues users were facing when they logged in this morning. In some instances, the fix requires a … Continue reading

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BCESIS Connection Problems Continue

On Friday, we reported that the BCESIS connectivity problems had been resolved. As of this morning, we are receiving reports from schools that some users are still experiencing problems connecting. The solution that the technicians put in place on Friday … Continue reading

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BCESIS Service Restored

Earlier this morning, the IT Department blog was updated to advise everyone that there was a problem with BCESIS. We are happy to report that, through the hard work of the technical staff throughout the day, connectivity to BCESIS has … Continue reading

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BCESIS Service Interruption

Late yesterday afternoon and into this morning, we have become aware of a problem involving the Java version we use for BCESIS in our school district. As a result, many users are reporting an error message when they try to … Continue reading

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Hour of Code 2014

Last year, a number of teachers approached us for support for the ‘Hour of Code’. This is an event that is announced and supported through code.org. A number of teachers in our school district tried to give students an opportunity … Continue reading

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BCERAC Software Agreements

This post is meant to be a quick reminder about BCERAC and the good work that they do for districts across the province. Some of this organization’s most significant work is in the negotiation of software agreements that save districts … Continue reading

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