GRADESPEED: Accessing from Home - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT https://grdspeed.roundrockisd.org/gs/?school=17 Teachers can now access their GradeSpeed account from home. Before they begin, here are a few things they should take into consideration: 1. When accessing from home, the first log-in prompt will require your "remote LotusNotes" password which you must establish on campus. The User Id that is required is your FIRST NAME, followed by one space and then your LAST NAME i.e., Cathy Hrindak). Once you successfully log into the "remote server" environment, a second security screen will prompt you for a User ID and a password. This one should look familiar since it is the GradeSpeed Log-in Screen. Please use your GradeSpeed password. 2. Popup Blockers get in the way and may cause "home access to your gradebook" not to work. The most common popup blocker is associated with Google Search. If you have Google on your PC Toolbar, you can check to see if the popup blocker has been invoked. First, click once on the word GOOGLE. A drop down menu will appear. One of the options listed is, "Options". Select "Optons" and the Toolbar Options screen will appear (see below). Under Accessories, if the Popup Blocker has a check mark next to it, please toggle it off. 3. Problems encountered with the teachers' and administrators' home PC's simply cannot be addressed by our various support staffs. You should be able to access the gradebook from home using a PC or a MAC but it is very important that you thoroughly review the information provided in this email and the email that follows the "screen print" below. 4. Only your gradekeeping tasks should be performed from home. Do NOT enter attendance from home. This environment does store your ID along with a date and time stamp on the transaction you enter. Keep this in mind at all times. 5. Regardless if you are accessing your gradebook from home or from your campus, you are responsible for ensuring a secure environment. Leaving your computer unattended while logged into your gradebook creates a security risk. Establishing Remote Access Password: In addition to having your teacher log-in to access GradeSpeed, you will also be required to log-in for "remote access". This has been set-up using our LotusNotes remote access security process. If you have never established your LotusNote Remote Access Password, you must do so in order to access GradeSpeed from home. This password can only be created at the PC you use to access LotusNotes. So, all teachers who plan on accessing GradeSpeed from home when it is available, MUST establish this password. Once your remote access password has been created, you are ready to access from home. Hardware/Software Requirements: 1. It is very important to understand that there will be no "after- hours" or weekend support for those who are accessing the gradebook from home. 2. The speed of transfer or how quickly you will be able to work between your home, the Internet and RRISD, is dependent on the following factors: A. PC/MAC configuration (i.e.., memory) B. Method used to access Internet (i.e., modem, DSL, or cable) C. Traffic on your Internet Service Provider's server. D. Traffic on the Internet 3. Internet Browser (If your browser is not at the version indicated below, you will need to update) A. Internet Explorer (IE) MUST BE 5.0 OR GREATER. B. Netscape MUST BE 7.0 OR GREATER Security 1. Your gradebook should be accessed only by you. 2. You are responsible for properly logging-off the environment when you will be away from your PC. 3. Do not share your passwords. Support: The Curriculum Integration Specialists, your registrar, your attendance processor, and MIS staff will not be able to provide any type of support on problems you are experiencing at home unless the problem involves the gradebook server, your LotusNotes password, or your GradeSpeed password.