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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

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“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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G11 Student Kognity Training

Epic Learning Face

Dear G11 Students in Geography, Economics, Business Management, and Biology,

You will receive some online training during your ToK block on Friday. Please go straight to the PAC if you are in any of those subject areas and make sure to bring your laptop.

If you are not taking these subjects, please go to the lounge for a CAS session with Ms. Anna.

See you there!

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Tech Time in Advisory

Greetings and Welcome (back)!

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!

 

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Email Distribution Lists

Just a reminder to use the Email Distribution lists found in the Veracross database (aka Axiom) in case they don’t show up in your Outlook. We are still updating them and since Veracross is where we get them from, you can be sure that those are correct.

In case you need a refresher, refer to the screenshots below OR send us a help request with a time that you’re available for a quick tutorial.

  1. In your Veracross faculty portal click on the green “Groups by Category” button (found on the right side under “Communication”) as pictured below:
  2. This will connect you with Axiom, the database that powers Veracross, and on this screen you will narrow down your search by selecting the category of email list you’re looking for (e.g. parents, students, Faculty, etc.)

    First Axiom window with categories

  3. I selected “Staff & Faculty” here which opened up a further list of descriptions to select from to narrow my search:

    Descriptions of each sub-category

  4. By clicking on the underlined number next to the description that best matches my desired result will bring me to the screen with email lists from which I can copy and paste the email address or click on it and have it open a new email in my attached mail program (Outlook or Mail).
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“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 (just wait until we’re a couple weeks into the year).

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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End of Year Technology Notice – Departing Students and Staff

End-of-Year Technology Notice

As is always the case, many of our families head off to their new homes as we approach the end of the school year. Your NIS IT Department wants to make this segue as care-free as possible. To this end, please note the following important dates for access to various services online. We are also happy to facilitate your transfer of files provided you give us some lead time and book with us in advance. We will also have normal working hours the week after school is out, so we can also plan to assist you then, as well. This is not goodbye, only farewell until we meet again!

Joe, Xia, York, Cindy, Eric, Cassie and Wind

Laptops

  • Whether you’ve purchased your laptop or are returning it, please make an appointment with us via it-help@nanjing-school.com to have all of the NIS-licensed software removed and an original image restored. This is part of the check-out procedure, so please make an appointment before you leave.
  • We can facilitate the backup of your information during this process as well. You just need to provide us with a hard drive.

E-MAIL ACCESS

  • Leaving Staff and students will have access to their email accounts until 31 July 2019
    • On 1 August these accounts will be disabled (i.e. if you need to access an old email, you can contact it-help@nanjing-school.com)
    • On 1 October these accounts will be deleted
  • Graduated students will have access to their accounts until 14 December 2019

SERVER ACCESS/DATA

  • Student and Teacher Largestorage servers will be erased on 19 July 2019
    • Access for Leaving Staff will be removed after this date

OFFICE 365

  • Leaving Staff and Students will have access to only the online versions of our Microsoft Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) from 1 July 2019 until 1 August 2019

VERACROSS

  • Leaving Staff roles will change from Faculty to Former Faculty and account privileges will begin to be removed on 24 June 2019

SEESAW ACCESS

  • Seesaw classes will begin to be archived on 24 June 2019 in order to update the system with the new classes for the first day back.
  • Teachers can view their past archived classes or the past archived posts from any of their current students using the links provided
  • Parents can download student posts before 24 June 2019

 

End of Year Technology Notice – Departing Students and Staff

End-of-Year Technology Notice

As is always the case, many of our families head off to their new homes as we approach the end of the school year. Your NIS IT Department wants to make this segue as care-free as possible. To this end, please note the following important dates for access to various services online. We are also happy to facilitate your transfer of files provided you give us some lead time and book with us in advance. We will also have normal working hours the week after school is out, so we can also plan to assist you then, as well. This is not goodbye, only farewell until we meet again!

Joe, Xia, York, Cindy, Eric, Cassie and Wind

Laptops

  • Whether you’ve purchased your laptop or are returning it, please make an appointment with us via it-help@nanjing-school.com to have all of the NIS-licensed software removed and an original image restored. This is part of the check-out procedure, so please make an appointment before you leave.
  • We can facilitate the backup of your information during this process as well. You just need to provide us with a hard drive.

E-MAIL ACCESS

  • Leaving Staff and students will have access to their email accounts until 31 July 2019
    • On 1 August these accounts will be disabled (i.e. if you need to access an old email, you can contact it-help@nanjing-school.com)
    • On 1 October these accounts will be deleted
  • Graduated students will have access to their accounts until 14 December 2019

SERVER ACCESS/DATA

  • Student and Teacher Largestorage servers will be erased on 19 July 2019
    • Access for Leaving Staff will be removed after this date

OFFICE 365

  • Leaving Staff and Students will have access to only the online versions of our Microsoft Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) from 1 July 2019 until 1 August 2019

VERACROSS

  • Leaving Staff roles will change from Faculty to Former Faculty and account privileges will begin to be removed on 24 June 2019

SEESAW ACCESS

  • Seesaw classes will begin to be archived on 24 June 2019 in order to update the system with the new classes for the first day back.
  • Teachers can view their past archived classes or the past archived posts from any of their current students using the links provided
  • Parents can download student posts before 24 June 2019

 

End of Year Technology Notice – Departing Students and Staff

End-of-Year Technology Notice

As is always the case, many of our families head off to their new homes as we approach the end of the school year. Your NIS IT Department wants to make this segue as care-free as possible. To this end, please note the following important dates for access to various services online. We are also happy to facilitate your transfer of files provided you give us some lead time and book with us in advance. We will also have normal working hours the week after school is out, so we can also plan to assist you then, as well. This is not goodbye, only farewell until we meet again!

Joe, Xia, York, Cindy, Eric, Cassie and Wind

Laptops

  • Whether you’ve purchased your laptop or are returning it, please make an appointment with us via it-help@nanjing-school.com to have all of the NIS-licensed software removed and an original image restored. This is part of the check-out procedure, so please make an appointment before you leave.
  • We can facilitate the backup of your information during this process as well. You just need to provide us with a hard drive.

E-MAIL ACCESS

  • Leaving Staff and students will have access to their email accounts until 31 July 2019
    • On 1 August these accounts will be disabled (i.e. if you need to access an old email, you can contact it-help@nanjing-school.com)
    • On 1 October these accounts will be deleted
  • Graduated students will have access to their accounts until 14 December 2019

SERVER ACCESS/DATA

  • Student and Teacher Largestorage servers will be erased on 19 July 2019
    • Access for Leaving Staff will be removed after this date

OFFICE 365

  • Leaving Staff and Students will have access to only the online versions of our Microsoft Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) from 1 July 2019 until 1 August 2019

VERACROSS

  • Leaving Staff roles will change from Faculty to Former Faculty and account privileges will begin to be removed on 24 June 2019

SEESAW ACCESS

  • Seesaw classes will begin to be archived on 24 June 2019 in order to update the system with the new classes for the first day back.
  • Teachers can view their past archived classes or the past archived posts from any of their current students using the links provided
  • Parents can download student posts before 24 June 2019

 

Internet Patience Week

Good morning!

Every so often we are reminded about the gift of the “free” internet – that is, the freedom to connect to any site in the world in the pursuit of international-minded research and perspectives. This week has the potential for one of those weeks as we see a tightening of internet circulation before, during and after the 4th of June, which may affect the smooth functioning of our personal and school VPN. Please bear this in mind as you prepare for your classes, and we thank you in advance for your patience as our IT Team works to maintain as seamless a surfing experience as possible.

Thank you,

The NIS IT Team

 

L2 Full Participant Application

(Apologies for re-posting if you got this already) NIS will host the Learning2 Conference on 18-19 October 2019. If you’re interested in attending the conference as a full participant (i.e. the primary focus is on the Professional Development aspects of the conference), please fill in the special PD application form below. Please click on the Learning2 Conference link for more information about the conference strands. See the post here for the application.

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)

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

Posting Information to 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 on the Large File Storage
  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.)
  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.

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)

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

March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:


 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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