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May 2022

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  • Decommissioning Legacy PCs in Schools
  • Storage Limit Scams
  • Monitoring your Blocked Senders List

April 2022

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  • Updated password for new Google accounts
  • Freshgrade End of Life
  • Screen recording on Chromebook, iPad and PC
  • Jamboard—Google Workspace’s digital whiteboard app

 

March 2022

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  • District Password Changes
  • PDF Viewing with OrbitNote
  • Google Drive for Parents & Caregivers

February 2022

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  • Zoom 40 minute limit lifted until June 2022
  • Introduction of MFA and manditory password resets for all GVSD staff
  • Google Classroom for Parents and Caregivers

January 2022

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  • Learn something new for 2022 with LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Microsoft Teams Video: Create video conferening links with no time or participant limits using Teams
  • Choose the Outlook Mobile App to view district mail on your mobile device.

December 2021

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  • New tools in the Digital Toolbox: Tinkercad, CS First, Jamboard, Currents4Kids, Formative
  • Government of Canada’s Cyber Safe initiative
  • Outlook Web’s Calendar App

November 2021

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  • Making appointments to visit HelpDesk
  • Newfoundland cybersecurity attack
  • Adding a profile picture to Outlook

October 2021

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  • Microsoft Teams video: now available to all staff
  • Office 365 home use
  • Reporting suspicious email to Spam
  • Microsoft Booking for Parent Teacher conferences and Zoom 40 minute limits

September 2021

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  • Changes to Student Account Names in Google
  • Updating Wi-Fi certificates on iPhone/iPad
  • Approved apps new for Sept. 2021
  • Turning off auto-correct in Outlook

June 2021

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  • Changes to Student Account Names in Google
  • Password Reuse has serious consequences for work and personal accounts
  • New Digital Tools coming in September
  • Set an Out of Office message for your summer Holidays
  • MyED BC Password Reset Question instructions

May 2021

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  • How Digital Tools get approved for Parent Consent
  • The importance of keeping your iPhone up to date
  • Use the Outlook Web App for better performance and reliability

April 2021

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  • Use the spam@sd61.bc.ca to report any and all suspicious emails to the IT for Learning Dept.
  • Tips to keep student and staff data safe when downloading it to your computer
  • Chromebook 10th Anniversary feature updates

March 2021

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  • Upgrades to GVSD Webmail
  • Streamable Learning virtual field trips for students in Gr. 4-12
  • Annotating (drawing on the screen) in Zoom
  • Viewing PDF files in Chrome vs. Downloading them to your PC

January 2021

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  • Online school registration for 2021
  • Chromebook printing with PaperCut Mobile
  • New District subscriptions for video streaming
  • Upgrades to our email service

December 2020

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  • Migrating GVSD Webmail to Exchange Online
  • Updating Zoom Software
  • Flash Player End-of-Life
  • How to reduce PDF file size with Adobe Acrobat Pro

November 2020

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  • Je Lis, Yabla, MyBluePrint & CommonLit coming soon to the GVSD Digital Toolbox
  • Streamable Learning: a platform for virtual field trips
  • Google Cloudprint will be discontinued at the end of December
  • Beware of email requests for electronic gift cards

October 2020

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  • Adobe products for PDF editing and media creation
  • Parent Connect FAQ’s
  • Google Meet updates
  • Passphrase Passwords

September 2020

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  • Online Consent for Digital Tools
  • Spotlight on Security: Forwarding Suspicious Email
  • Getting Started with Google Classroom

June 2020

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  • MyEducation BC Summer Dates
  • Decommissioning Legacy Devices
  • Tools for Schools Tips & Tricks
  • Automatic Response for Outlook

May 20, 2020

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  • Links to Pre-recorded Webinars
  • Troubleshooting Google Classroom Student Access Issues
  • Using Adobe Acrobat to add comments to documents for staff and students

May 6, 2020

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  • Remote Learning Support Links
  • Parent Connect App for Online Consent
  • Supporting Technology Needs at Home
  • Zoom Meetings

March 2020

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  • Managed Print Services (MPS)
  • Using your Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) Projector Package

February 2020

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  • The 30-minute lock screen timeout
  • Recent examples of malicious spoofing emails in our district
  • Using Google Calendars on GVSD school websites

January 2020

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  • The newly updated GVSD Webmail App
  • How to get Microsoft Office Apps for your home computer at no cost
  • Using Google Drive Priority to find and organize your files in Drive

December 2019

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  • Malicious Phishing Emails and what to do about them
  • How to Log a GVSD Helpdesk ticket
  • Ensuring your Educator Laptop files are being saved to the correct location
  • Chromebook/iPad printing at your school

November 2019

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  • Privacy Talking Points:
    • How does FIPPA affect decisions about classroom technology
    • What needs to be considered when app requests are made
    • Seeking consent
  • 2019 Technology for Learning Summit
  • Restart=Happy: The benefits of restarting your laptop
  • Resolving Wi-Fi issues with roaming Chromebooks and iPads in your school

October 2019

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  • GVSD External Email Banner to Promote Phishing Awareness
  • District Legacy iPad Plan
  • Managing Student Accounts with Tools for Schools
  • Change how Chrome manages PDFs