We’re putting the finishing touches on for… Safari Montage, which provides access to thousands of educational videos and resources for staff and students.
Check it out at: http://safari.wdmcs.org
Q1. Is it available yet? to whom? and how do I get to it?
A1. It is available now at http://safari.wdmcs.org to all district staff and students.
Q2. How do I get an account? How do I log in?
Q2. Use your existing network user name and password – the same one that you use to log into the computer network at school.
Q3. I’m being asked to install some type of plug in – is that ok? should I do it?
Q3. Yes… there is a safari montage plugin that must be installed the first time. Once its installed it won’t be needed again.
Q4. Can I access it at home or just at school?
Q4. The educational videos are available at both home and school. The select TV stations are only available at school.
Q5. I’ve heard that some folks have complained about the quality/playback of the videos?
A5. They are all high quality videos – however, if your machine has a problem with QuickTime, then problems can occur. If the playback of a video is bad, the solution is to uninstall QuickTime and then re-install the latest version, or if its a computer at school – submit a ticket with the techs and we can assist.
Q6. Will the techs be pushing out the Safari Montage plug in to district machines or will it have to be installed?
A6. We’re looking into pushing it out, but so far it has not panned out. We’ll continue to research it, but for now, you’ll have to install it manually
Q7. Are TV channels available? I tried them out – and some are working and others are not…
A7. If you login from school – then yes, a few TV channels are available. Yes, it is correct that not all TV stations are working yet, we’re having sporadic problems with the VCR/TV tuners that we’re using, but we’ll be working on that issue in the next few weeks.