KSS Technology Handbook
Network Administration Guide
Bcesis Teacher Assistant
Site Training and Pro-D
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Site Tech Support: A. Smith Webmaster : M. Chalmers
Bcesis Leaders: Chalmers, Strachan, Smith, Bernhardson, Carlson
Network Administrator Duties: Al Smith
Communicate with staff any changes in system asap
Screen/troubleshoot with IS Dept Work Orders
Activate classes/groups of users on school network
Set up new Novell users for staff/students
Set up new FirstClass users for staff/students
Remove student withdrawals
Maintain and supervise network usage including downloads
Restart/check school servers
Periodic cleanup of files and disk space
Monitor backup server data
Teacher Resource Person
Submit list of new students needing accounts-do not send students during classtime
Supervise general computer use
Notify Network Admin. of any issues as they occur
Model appropriate technology ethics
Classroom teachers submit class lists/ specific needs/ for any immediate access....
Notify staff of any significant changes
All Gr.10 passwords distributed through library during orientation (sept)
Distribute and create any new student cards (approx. Oct)
SD23 Tech Services:
Library: A. Vangasbeck
Office: K. Bach
KSS: C Bridge
Any teachers needing computer technical work orders should consult with Al Smith. Submit
any Tech Support Request: http://www.kss.sd23.bc.ca/rc/techreq.html
Teachers may not repair or remove any computer system from the school.
For now, any Laptops should not be connected to the school LAN.
In addition to your teacher workstation KSS has many computers available to staff and students.
The Library Room 255 has two(2) labs that may be “reserved” at the circulation desk. Please see
A.Smith or K.Treadgold to coordinate any planning. There is also a Teacher Station located
adjacent to the Circ Desk which is handy if you lose your classroom during your prep time. There
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are two(2) multipurpose labs upstairs 236 and 284. See Business Education or CAPP teachers
for availability. The Career Prep Room 101 has a lab ( access from Couselling ) for student drop-
in or classes use-see Bob Rimmer for details. Departments have computers in the staffroom
KSS Local Area Network(LAN):
To access a computer you need a Novell login user ID. (Same as Firstclass)
Passw: ###### (copier code )
This will log you computer workstation into the local network and the internet.
You private disk space is H:/drive . This drive will be
displayed in “My Computer” window and is represented on
the desktop by “My Documents” NOTE: IMPORTANT.
C:/My Documents is visible but erased each time you
log off. Do not use. I:/drive is an instructor disk for
/HANDIN and HANDOUTS and STAFFSHARE. Access
from home to your network documents is available at
To change password: winXP: CTRL-ALT-DELETE> change
Grade 10 students from feeder schools will be auto generated and ID’s will be issued through the
Library in September. All students need a Sd23 UserAgreement. New Gr.10-12 students can
attain forms through the Library or Office.
In addition to the basic windows and Microsoft Office 2007 suite of software, some specialty
software is installed in various locations. In the Library: (2) scanners with Moviemaker, DVD
Player, Nero, MS Publisher, Macromedia suites: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash station.
Adobe desktop publishing tools, and graphics software
CD BURNERS: back up tools
Public access CDR/CDRW burning hardware is available in the Library for backing up any
important files. Teachers can use the Library Teacher Station or use any station in the South
Computer lab. Many teacher machines now have CDR drives too.
BCesis Teacher Assistant
All teachers will manage attendance and student grades usinf the new TA management system
online. Initial training will be repeated during the first day of school. Integrade Pro will no longer
be supported. If you need some immediate assistance, see our volunteer BCesis Trainers: Al,
Tom, Arnar, Murray or Jim. Visit FC>KSSSTAFF> for guidebooks, docs and bulletins.
Bcesis Online> Help.
To access Bcesis TA at home: https://www.isw-bc.ca
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KSS Web Services:
If you need to find department information or would like more information on support for posting
web sites. This student built site provides many handy resources. If you have special needs or
requests see Murray Chlamers. Webhosting is also available via FirstClass.
Many departmental web sites can be accessed from the KSS Home Page. The KSS Library site
offers many resources for staff and students, including online databases and encyclopedia and
library catalog. Although FirstClass provides the bulk of communication, KSS web sites offer
specific online publishing. State of the art software tools are available for teachers to build
complex web sites.
KSS Library: www.kss.sd23.bc.ca/rc
Library Catalog: http://kssrc.sd23.bc.ca/m3/apps/m3opac/kss?
KSS FirstClass Web sites: http://fc.sd23.bc.ca/kss/
KSS Teachers Sites Web Directory: www.kss.sd23.bc.ca/staff/
FirstClass Tools: http://www.sd23.bc.ca/FirstClass/
KSS Novell File Access from Home: http://18.104.22.168/NetStorage/
SD #23 Home Page: www.sd23.bc.ca
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Staff and students use the FirstClass
Network for district and school Figure 2
correspondence. All KSS users have
access to this BBS.
Inter-staff correspondence is primarily
through the KSS Staff Conference.
All teachers can post to the
KSS Students Conference. Central Office documents, such as “Monday Memos”, etc. are
archived in the OfficeAdmin folder.(figure 2) . Other major conference like Pro-D, KSS Library,
TechNotes, etc. are located in KSS STAFF top window pane.
When sending messages to a conference is preferred over uploading Word .doc because
messages have an expiry date while .doc files have to be manually cleaned up. While in a
conference you only have DELETE rights on your own files. Remember to REPLY to SENDER
and avoid REPLY to ALL.
The FirstClass client software is installed on your teacher machine but you can access it
anywhere, including at home.
To connect to First Class, your User Name will be like :
Email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign on using the webmail version or to download a copy of the client software at home go to:
http://fc.sd23.bc.ca Commercial Email Services are available but MSN/Hotmail is disabled.
FirstClass Network Setup: use your email wisely
At KSS: At Home:
1. Open FirstClass application from windows desktop 1. Internet browser to: http://fc.sd23.bc.ca
2. Sign-In: User: your S/N Password: pass 2. Select [download] recommended
3. Change password when prompted - STEP 1: install client software, keep window open
4. Open GAIN FULL ACCESS icon - STEP 2: click button to configure network
-complete the registration agreement quiz( only once) 3. Open Program Menu>Firstclass.exe
-click the GREEN button/ and EXIT. 4. Sign-in ( should look just like school window )
5. Re-open FirstClass> sign-in. Or
See Mr. Smith, Library for help 1. Internet browser to: http://fc.sd23.bc.ca
2. Select [web access] button
SD23 FirstClass Network 3. Sign-in
MSN/Hotmail Service Unavailable at School Shaw/Telus webmail is available
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TV/Media retrieval system and Channels:
The grid below illustrates the channel allocations for KSStv. We cannot
specifically program stations just to a single room but need to share; therefore, a scheduling
procedure is necessary.
Channel 2/3 are satellite stations are reserved by request.
Channel 4 is live feeds from media studio
Channel 5 is the Announcement Scroll.
Cable stations 6-12 ( all tier 2 Shaw Cable stations) are programmable by request.
If you need a channel please reserve in the Library .
Teachers must either buy a DVD unit for their own class or reserve a media cart through the
Current TVChannel Guide:
Channel# Service Reserved Slots Requests
2Sat ExpressVU x
3Sat C-Dish empty
4Live In-house Video x
5 Announce/music x
6 cable History - x
7 cable Weather - x
8 cable Global - x
9 cable Discovery - x
10cable FoodNetwork - x
11cable CNN - x
12cable RDI français x x
13cable CBCNewsWorld x
Each teacher receives a VoiceMail box #. You need to be initialized in the main office by Bonita
Gilbert. Two phone systems: 1. Classroom Phones- 2. NorthStar phones- See your teacher
handbook for details on intercom, voicemail, etc.
Each teacher computer station prints to a copier on each floor. STAFFROOM and
lower MAILROOM. You need to use Employee Authorization Codes to print, scan or photocopy.
See FC>KSS STAFF>TechNotes for detailed documentation. There is a fax machine for
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teachers in the STAFFROOM copyroom and the Library for any outgoing faxing. All incoming
faxes are distributed by Bonita through FirstClass. KSS FAX #: 250-870-5005
Document scanning is available on the Ricoh MFP copiers. Paper docs can be scanned as a
basic PDF file and forwarded to your email. Traditional document and image scanning is
avialbale with two(2) public access flatbed scanners in the Library. Rm195 Graphics Lab and the
CAD lab also have specialized hardware and plotters. See the teachers for assistance.
When you initially sign-in to Novell at KSS you will be prompted for your Employee Number. This
is used for print authentication.
TYPE YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER ( IGNORE THE PREFIX 200.........)
There is a test bubble-sheet scanner in the Staff Copy Room.
The Ricoh copiers are also Network Printers for teachers. All print job
authentication uses your teacher employee code. You will initally be
prompted at your first login to enter code. This stores and automates your
number and name. You choose
Document Server on the printer to release print. Pick up a handbook in
the library for details or download from KSS STAFF>TECH NOTES
Currently color printing is limited at a per use cost. The Library has a
public access CANON colour bubblejet printer with photo quality for
photos, overheads or print. Cost: Paper: $0.50/sheet. Colour Photos/Overheads: $1.00/sheet
Mobile Media Stations:
KSS and the KSS Library have pooled resources to provide
online and multimedia access for classrooms. These units are under high demand, so please
plan ahead. Teachers may reserve one of the three(3) mobile computer stations with mobile
projectors through Firstclass>KSS Staff>Library. Cart 1, Cart 2 are equiped with an PC, LCD
projector , DVD, VCR, mini speakers, and network cables. Cart 3 has no computer but in a pinch
can be temporarily cabled to the teacher machine. Students may NOT reserve these units.
Please return promptly so others may use them on schedule. Ensure these units are always
under supervision. The science department has a cart downstairs in Rm136. English teachers
upstairs may periodically borrow a cart from D. Wendell(Rm231).
FTP web hosting: it’s easier than you think
This account gives you web site access for
uploading/downloading files like a virtual disk or for hosting a web site if you ever desire to use
one. You can also use FirstClass for web hosting. There are two forms available within
Firstclass: 1. “WebConstruction Kit( intermediate) and 2. Webify( beginner). If you wish to use
the web, an account can be configured for you and training is available upon request.
Request an Account: http://www.kss.sd23.bc.ca/rc/techreq.html
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Announcement Scroll Board:
Submissions to the Announcement Message Board that
scrolls on the school televisions can be accessed through
KSS STAFF> DBOARD. All you do is fill in the key dates,
category and type your message. These messages are also
automatically updated on the school web site.
The KSS Library provides
some modest video
production for staff and students. A brief training session is
required prior to any loaning of equipment. With teacher
permission, students may also apply to loan a video kit .
Some basic post video production is available from the Library
South Lab media station with MS MovieMaker and CD burners.
There are many avenues to access help or in-service. Look for
periodic workshops in KSS STAFF> Pro-D or visit ALL STAFF>COTA. Many workshops and
courses are now available through SD23 Learning Centre(TLC) Look for email bulletins. A new
online help system is currently in a trial mode. Teaching staff have access to Knowledge Base
documentation and interactive tutorials.
1. KSS Online Learning: http://www.kss.sd23.bc.ca/rc/lessons/index.html
2. SD23 Learning Centre: http://www.sd23.bc.ca/TLC/
Don’t be shy! Have a suggestion? Need to learn Powerpoint? Need a website?
Does your Department want to train together?
- see Al Smith in the Library to arrange a specific Training Session or talk to P.Bakker KSS Pro-D
Chair. We can research a program or instructors for you.
Updated August 27, 2006
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