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Printing Presets

Are you tired of getting charged too much for printing color when you really wanted Black and White? Ever wish you could just set the default printing status to what you want? Well, have a look at the following document to see how to do this on your computer courtesy of Mr. York Zha, our Network Admin and Printing specialist.

 

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ACAMIS + SCISAC Girls’ Basketball

Whether you are thinking about joining SCISAC Girls’ Basketball this year or are in grade 7 or 8 and just interested in trying out a new sport, I encourage you to join our basketball practice this Wednesday afternoon for a singular opportunity! This Wednesday – from 1620-1800 (4:30-6pm) – we will be having a professional basketball skills and conditioning coach run a clinic for girls on the current ACAMIS team and we would like to open it to any girls interested in developing their basketball skills. Coach Wallace has coached NBA and CBA players in the USA and China, and most recently was the skills and conditioning coach for Nanjing’s very own Jiangsu Dragons! So, if you are a girl in grade 7 or 8, and thinking of joining SCISAC, definitely join our ACAMIS practice on this Wednesday, to get some professional coaching and improve your basketball skills. We hope to see you there!

Coach Barder and Coach Anna

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ACAMIS + SCISAC Girls’ Basketball

Whether you are thinking about joining SCISAC Girls’ Basketball this year or are in grade 7 or 8 and are just interested in trying out a new sport, I encourage you to join our basketball practice this Wednesday for a singular opportunity! This Wednesday we will be having a professional basketball skills and conditioning coach run a clinic for girls on the current ACAMIS team and we would like to open it to any girls with future SCISAC aspirations. Coach Wallace has coached NBA and CBA players in the USA and China, and most recently was the skills and conditioning coach for Nanjing’s very own Jiangsu Dragons! So, if you are a girl in grade 7 or 8, and thinking of joining SCISAC, definitely join our ACAMIS practice on this Wednesday, to get some professional coaching and improve your basketball skills. We hope to see you there!

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Posting Information to the LCD/LED Screens

Good morning,

Some of you may be wondering about how to get content from your classes, ASAs, etc onto the screens around the school. Here is a reminder about how to do that.

First, as they are horizontal screens, we would like to ask that any content you do submit, that you follow these protocols:

  • For all media submissions, please ensure that they maximize the horizontal perspective that the screens provide (i.e. landscape layout)
  • If you are submitting a single document (i.e. flyer) please make sure to make the text as large as possible (again using landscape layout) and high-resolution images (200dpi/A3 format would help ensure the size and pictures look correct)
  • Keep videos to 1GB or less
  • If you are unsure about how to make a slideshow, you can just put all the pictures in a folder and put your request to make a slideshow in your email
  1. Save all of these in a folder on the Large File Storage server (either Student or Teacher, doesn’t matter as long as you follow Step #2)
  2. Send the link/folder location to it-help@nanjing-school.com
  3. Please put an appropriate subject heading (like Student Council poster, Swimming Gala, etc.) on the email in Step #2
  4. Please also include the duration that you would like your media to run (i.e. 1 week, 2 days, etc., keeping in mind that 2 weeks is maximum duration)

And don’t hesitate to ask us for help as well, if you have an idea but you’re not quite sure how to make it happen. But please give us at least 24 hours (1 day) notice.

Second, here is the list of screens and their location:

  • 2nd Floor Cafe – the Centre (Pool/Activities)
  • Foyer Centre (Admissions)
  • Centre/Pool Hallway (Pool)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by the sliding doors (Admin)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by Library (Library/Admin/Student Council)
  • Library (Library)
  • End of Hall by Green Gym – 70″ Screen (Design/Activities)
  • 2nd Floor across from IT Office (MS/US/Activities/Counseling)
  • 2nd Floor, end of MYP/DP Hall (Middle/Upper School)
  • 2nd Floor by Music Department (Music/Student Council)
  • PAC (Drama)

Coming Soon –

  • Outside PS Office (PS Office)
  • End of EY corridor (PS)

In parenthesis/brackets are departments with primary content oversight, though you can always send email to it-help@nanjing-school.com with your request and we can sort it out. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

All the best,

Your Friendly IT Department

MacOS Catalina “upgrade”

Please note that the newest MacOS version – Catalina – has been released and we are currently testing its stability. At this time we do not recommend this upgrade as there are still many bugs in it. If you choose to upgrade, you do so at your own risk. If you have upgraded already and need to downgrade to MacOS Mojave, please make time to stop by the IT office for support.

MacOS Catalina “upgrade”

Please note that the newest MacOS version – Catalina – has been released and we are currently testing its stability. At this time we do not recommend this upgrade as there are still many bugs in it. If you choose to upgrade, you do so at your own risk. If you have upgraded already and need to downgrade to MacOS Mojave, please make time to stop by the IT office for support.

Printing Presets

Are you tired of getting charged too much for printing color when you really wanted Black and White? Ever wish you could just set the default printing status to what you want? Well, have a look at the following document to see how to do this on your computer courtesy of Mr. York Zha, our Network Admin and Printing specialist.

 

 alt : Printing Preset How-to.pdf

Search the Daily Bulletin

Feeling like you missed an important bulletin announcement? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to find out that information in a quick and easy way? Well, you’re in luck! Using the search function, you can type in keywords for a quick reveal of all the previous posts that contained that word, beginning with those posts that have the word in the title. Likewise, if you want to make sure your post can be found easily, name it something memorable and relevant to the topic – like if you’re running a Pizza-making ASA, name it “Pizza Pie Time” or something with “pizza” in the title. Just use the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

See? Easy as pizza pie!

Printing Presets

Are you tired of getting charged too much for printing color when you really wanted Black and White? Ever wish you could just set the default printing status to what you want? Well, have a look at the following document to see how to do this on your computer courtesy of Mr. York Zha, our Network Admin and Printing specialist.

 

 alt : Printing Preset How-to.pdf

Printing Presets

Are you tired of getting charged too much for printing color when you really wanted Black and White? Ever wish you could just set the default printing status to what you want? Well, have a look at the following document to see how to do this on your computer courtesy of Mr. York Zha, our Network Admin and Printing specialist.

 

 alt : Printing Preset How-to.pdf

Tech Time in Advisory – a reminder

A reminder about Tech connections for new staff and students.

Whether you are new to NIS or a returning student, we want to make sure that you have this helpful checklist to help you get your tech connected and running. Below you will find a checklist and instructions to help you get the school year started. As always, if you need help, please feel free to contact it-help@nanjing-school.com!

Click here! Click here!

 

Search the Daily Bulletin

Feeling like you missed an important bulletin announcement? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to find out that information in a quick and easy way? Well, you’re in luck! Using the search function, you can type in keywords for a quick reveal of all the previous posts that contained that word, beginning with those posts that have the word in the title. Likewise, if you want to make sure your post can be found easily, name it something memorable and relevant to the topic – like if you’re running a Pizza-making ASA, name it “Pizza Pie Time” or something with “pizza” in the title. Just use the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

See? Easy as pizza pie!

Farewell on Maternity Leave, Cassie!

As many of you know, TODAY is Cassie’s last day before she heads off for maternity leave. We wish her all the best on her new adventure, and can’t wait to welcome her back as a Mom! Feel free to stop by our service window and wish her well! Good luck Cassie and Best Wishes!


Posting Information to the LCD/LED Screens

Good morning,

Some of you may be wondering about how to get content from your classes, ASAs, etc onto the screens around the school. Here is a reminder about how to do that.

First, as they are horizontal screens, we would like to ask that any content you do submit, that you follow these protocols:

  • For all media submissions, please ensure that they maximize the horizontal perspective that the screens provide (i.e. landscape layout)
  • If you are submitting a single document (i.e. flyer) please make sure to make the text as large as possible (again using landscape layout) and high-resolution images (200dpi/A3 format would help ensure the size and pictures look correct)
  • Keep videos to 1GB or less
  • If you are unsure about how to make a slideshow, you can just put all the pictures in a folder and put your request to make a slideshow in your email
  1. Save all of these in a folder on the Large File Storage server (either Student or Teacher, doesn’t matter as long as you follow Step #2)
  2. Send the link/folder location to it-help@nanjing-school.com
  3. Please put an appropriate subject heading (like Student Council poster, Swimming Gala, etc.) on the email in Step #2
  4. Please also include the duration that you would like your media to run (i.e. 1 week, 2 days, etc., keeping in mind that 2 weeks is maximum duration)

And don’t hesitate to ask us for help as well, if you have an idea but you’re not quite sure how to make it happen. But please give us at least 24 hours (1 day) notice.

Second, here is the list of screens and their location:

  • 2nd Floor Cafe – the Centre (Pool/Activities)
  • Foyer Centre (Admissions)
  • Centre/Pool Hallway (Pool)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by the sliding doors (Admin)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by Library (Library/Admin/Student Council)
  • Library (Library)
  • End of Hall by Green Gym – 70″ Screen (Design/Activities)
  • 2nd Floor across from IT Office (MS/US/Activities/Counseling)
  • 2nd Floor, end of MYP/DP Hall (Middle/Upper School)
  • 2nd Floor by Music Department (Music/Student Council)
  • PAC (Drama)

Coming Soon –

  • Outside PS Office (PS Office)
  • End of EY corridor (PS)

In parenthesis/brackets are departments with primary content oversight, though you can always send email to it-help@nanjing-school.com with your request and we can sort it out. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

All the best,

Your Friendly IT Department

“Local” servers

Greetings all,

For those that are wondering where our “local” servers went (i.e. Largestorage for teachers and students, or the old Fileserver) they can all be found at the new, singular address here:

smb://192.168.30.22

At school, login with your username and password (just like for wifi), and you’ll see them there. If you’re unsure of what this is, ask a colleague or send us an email, or even better stop by our new office and ask us in person.

As in past years we have cleared out the LargeStorage folders to make room for the new year. If there is something you would like back, please send a ticket to IT-Help with the following information:

  • The server name (e.g. Student Largestorage)
  • The “exact” name of the folder or document (e.g. Kasson’s Beach Photos 2018)

Then swing by so we can pop it onto a flash drive or your computer. We do keep archives, but we try to keep space on the current server for the current year’s work.

And if you miss this bulletin – I guarantee I will be re-posting it at least 15 times throughout the year!

Cheers,

Joe and the IT Team

 

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