We try to keep all of the machines running the same versions of software, Operating System etc. This is delivered by a piece of software called Absolute Manager. If the lid is shut the machine won’t update. It’s a good idea to store your machines like this. If you label each charger, they won’t go missing.
Your children's work will need to be saved to the desktop of the machine they're working on. Next they need to connect to iCloud. To do this, o
pen a finder window. Click on Go and Connect to server. Shortcut
Next, type in cloud.sch.im and connect. You will need to type in your name and password. This is your wiki login. Choose your school from the list (the only one without a no entry sign). Your cohort (the year you started school) will not have a no entry sign on. Open the folder and find your name.
Drag your work to your named folder.
Dirty laptops with missing keys, that are not logged out invite misuse. In schools where the machines are regularly cleaned, damage reported and fully charged tend to have far fewer technical issues than schools who don’t actively encourage careful handling.
In the current financial climate, these machine may have to last for 4 or 5 years so we need to take every step to look after them.
Note, logging into a machine to create a mobile account will depend on how much work/data that child has. It could take about 15 minutes with a lot of documents.
Please encourage staff to back up their machines regularly. To do this, plug in the black LaCie drive to the USB port and log the machine out. As you log out, you should see the filevault window on screen, allow your computer to return to the login screen. Then remove the drive and give it a restart. For more details click here
Open a finder window. Click on Go and Connect to server. Shortcut
Next, type in cloud.sch.im and connect. You will need to type in your name and password. This is your wiki login. Choose your school from the list (the only one without a no entry sign). You school Shared folder and cohort folder is there.
school shared folder or
Curricular Resources etc.
Please note that, even though you can see other people’s machines on the shared list, you cannot connect to or look at their machines without a password.
If your chargers are lost, you will have to replace them from school funds. They are approximately £50 each. If it is broken through wear and tear, you can return it to us and we can replace it free of charge. However, if the damage is willful, e.g. cut with scissors, you will need to pay for the damage.
You should’ve now changed your password to the server. Your name must be typed exactly as it appears on the server (check by looking at the list of names on any of the children’s machines) You will be prompted to change your password every 30 days. To do this go to ‘connect as’ then click on the cog to change the password. (see below)
You can add your own printers by opening system preferences, print and fax. (Under the menu) Click the + sign to add a printer, choose the ‘default’ setting. Select the printer you want, wait for the computer to select the correct drivers then click Add. Repeat the process for other printers.