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Update – Account Creation for Google Apps

With the new school year now underway, the Technology Department is receiving many requests to have Google Apps accounts created for students and staff. We thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to remind you of the process for … Continue reading

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GAFE – Google Apps Privacy Briefings

In the late fall, our district started its implementation of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Teachers and their students have embraced this suite of tools and are making use of it in schools cross the district. To date, there are … Continue reading

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Service Improvement – Guest Wireless Accounts

We are pleased to announce that we are streamlining our processes for creating guest wireless accounts on our two guest networks (SD62 Login and SD62 Login(Fast)). These networks have been created to allow our SD62 users (students and staff) to … Continue reading

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GAFE Briefing – Milne’s Landing Zone

We are pleased to announce that we’ve scheduled another GAFE Briefing for teachers. Receiving a briefing is required before a teacher request Google Apps accounts on behalf of their students, or make use of Google Apps in their teaching. Thanks … Continue reading

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GAFE Teacher Accounts and Briefings

As recently announced on our blog, SD62 teachers can start requesting GAFE accounts for their students. However, prior to making a request, a teacher must have: An sd62learns.org GAFE account themselves Previously attended a GAFE briefing focusing on security and … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education – Update

On Saturday, November 21st, the CommunicateIT blog was updated with information on the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Summit, and we gave November 30th as a probable timeline for making GAFE available for students. Today we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education

On Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st, over 45 educators from the Sooke School District have been participating in a regional Google Apps for Education summit being hosted at Oak Bay Secondary School. The workshops and keynote addresses have … Continue reading

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MyEducationBC – Weekly Scheduled Service Outages on Wednesdays

The IT Department staff has recently become aware of the fact that MyEducationBC is routinely taken off-line for maintenance and updates. Every week, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, our users should expect that the system will be taken off-line. … Continue reading

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MyEducationBC Training Resources

Starting today, MyEducationBC trainers will begin providing training to teaching staff in the schools undergoing conversion to the new system over the Winter Break. Teacher training will initially consist of: Logging into the system for the first time Setting user … Continue reading

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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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