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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sunday, December 2nd is Network Down Day

This Sunday, December 2nd is our regularly scheduled technology maintenance "down-day."  We reserve the first Sunday of each month for network/system maintenance to avoid interruptions throughout the month.

We always try to keep interruptions to a minimum. Please plan accordingly for potential interruptions to TTSD Wifi, email, Google, Synergy and other TTSD systems on Sunday.  

...Susan & IT Team

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Upgrade to Mac OS 10.14 "Mojave"

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Mac Users: Update to Mojave

TTSD technicians have completed their testing of the new Mac OS operating system, Mojave version 10.14.  There are some nice features in this new OS that you can check out at the end of this blog post.  It's time to update!
We ask that you update your teacher Mac laptops to this new version in the coming weeks, on your own.  It will require about an hour of your laptop's time to download the software and install it after the restart.  
If you do not run this update, beginning in December, technicians will be asked to push this update (for security and compatibility reasons) to all who have not updated. This push (requiring a restart) may not be at the most opportune time for you. So it is highly recommended you perform these steps when it's convenient for you.

Steps for running Mojave update on your staff laptop:

  1. Plug in your laptop to power.
  2. Ensure your computer is backing up successfully with Google Backup & Sync (or other method if you prefer) -- to be safe. Tips for Backup & Sync.
  3. Update your Mac to Mojave (~ 30 min for your laptop : start this before watching a movie, going to bed, etc...)
  4. Restart. (This will complete the process, takes ~ 30 min for your laptop)



Your school technician will communicate the December date when he/she will run the automatic Mojave update on those systems that have not be updated by the staff member.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Apple TV "Package" available through the iVisions Warehouse

Announcing the availability of Apple TV's (with HDMI cable) in the Technology Warehouse! 
You are not required to purchase your Apple TV through the IT Department's Infinite Visions "Warehouse", but if you do, it will come pre-setup for you on our network, named & include an HDMI cable.



Purchasing Apple TV's this way make this device an easy "plug and play" setup in your classroom. No Tech Request needed!

See your Bookkeeper for details and to purchase!

Google Classroom Sync - Update

Background On November 12th, CTA (our Synergy host) had to disable the feature that lets teachers sync assignments & scores between ...