Sept. 2019 Technology Newsletter
By: Michael Kealy
Reminder: Don't Forget To Complete Your Safe Schools Training By 9/30
Just a reminder to complete your safe schools training by 9/30. You do not need to submit a copy of the certificates as all completions are logged electronically.
Need Help Fast? Open a Technology Help Ticket
Remember if you "see something, say something" if it feels weird or suspicious please let the Technology Department know before responding, clicking, or opening anything. Thank you.
Beware of Ransomware!
Be vigilant! Always check to make sure you are going to the website you intended and use caution when opening attachments you were not expecting. If you are unsure contact the BCSD Technology Help Desk. In the event you believe your computer has been infected with Ransomware please contact the BCSD Help Desk immediately.
How do you know if you have been infected with Ransomware? A message will usually pop up on your computer screen saying that your files have been encrypted and you need to pay to get them back.
Check out the brief 2 minute video below to learn more about Ransomware.
Why Are Hackers Using Ransomware? It's Their Job! Check out the video below to learn more about the mind of a Hacker.
Telephone Access... You Asked, We Listened!
zSpace World's First AR/VR Laptop Comes To Beacon!
If you were unable to attend the training, but are interested in learning more about this new tool we have added a zSpace link under the staff resources section of the website. Also, please contact the BCSD Help Desk or reach out to one of the teachers who attended the training. A list of attendees is below:
- Charles Barone
- Susan Bloomer
- Aaron Burke
- Sarah Coleman
- Jeanne Dottavio
- Renee Ferrara
- Carmen Finton
- Michael Gersh
- Lauren Gonyo
- Ashly Hala
- Mary Ann Hamilton
- Sheryl Hawks
- Zachary Joyce
- Jeanette Lynch
- Alexa Marinaccio
- Monica Paredes
- Sergio Perez
- Gloria Rosati-Peterson
- Ralph Sansone
- Shannon Varekamp
- Danielle Yeaple
Please note that a job (print, scanning, copying, etc...) must finish before a user can log out. This is a security feature that prevents confidential material from being processed without the user being present.
What this means for you, is that if a job does not finish (i.e. paper jam, staples run out, paper runs out) the user must replenish the supplies or click STOP. Please do not walk away from the machine because the next user will be unable to login or logout of the machine until the last user has stopped the job or replenished supplies and Logged Out.
Below, are a few screenshots to highlight the options on the new machines which include Follow You Printing, Enable Copier, Email To Me, Scan to Google Drive, Scan to Homedrive, Scan and Email. If you need additional assistance please submit a help ticket.