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Important Tech Dates for summer of 2015

A list of important tech dates for the summer of 2015…

Friday, June 5th  12:01am   All staff Google accounts (that use @wdmcs.org for their account) will be disabled.  During the next week, we’ll be doing work behind the scenes to prepare for all email to be moved into Google.  During this time, you will not be able to log into Google Drive, access your Google documents or anything else related to your Google account. At this same time – all student @wdmtigers.org account will be DELETED.

Monday, June 15th or sooner –   All staff Google accounts (including Google Drive, Docs, and other associated apps requiring log in) will be ready to use again.  However, email will not , we will still be using Outlook for a couple of additional weeks.  In order access your Google account after June 15th, you will need to reactivate your Google by resetting your password.  We will provide directions/steps for this once we reach this date.

Monday, June 15th –  services will stop for the following items….

Schools.wdmcs.org: Our old webserver, schools.wdmcs.org, will be shut down by June 15th

Share Point:  Microsoft SharePoint is currently used to operate our intranet –  and the system will be shut down by June 15th.  Contact School Community Relations if you have materials in the intranet that need to be moved to a different location.

Moodle:  The district’s Moodle server will be turned off by June 15th.  If you would like to continue to use Moodle, please contact AEA’s Evan Abbey <eabbey@aeapdonline.org> as soon as possible, as he will assist you with moving your content over to the state Moodle server where you can continue to use it for classroom services.

Friday, June 19th starting at 5pm:  NO E-MAIL WEEKEND.  Starting at 5pm, your cell phone / computer / smart device will NOT be able to access your @wdmcs.org email account.  Over this weekend, we’ll be moving all of your existing email and folders over to Gmail.   Any email sent to you during this weekend will be  directed into your email account and will NOT be lost or bounced.  As soon as the move is completed, we will provide directions for how to access your email and how to reconnect your personal devices.

 

July 1st –   During the first few weeks of July, we’ll see a number of changes related to copiers and the district print shop.

  • New Copiers.  If you currently have a copier that was provided by the district, we’ll be providing a new replacement copier.
  • PrintGroove is being replaced during early July.  The new software for submitting print jobs will be setup and rolled out during early July.
  • Starting July 1st, each certified staff member will receive from the district $25 to use at the copier and $75 at the printshop.  (NOTE: your building/department probably already provides you with more than $75 at the printshop… this $75 just represents what the district provides for each staff member, your building/department will and can still provide the rest)

Upcoming changes to student Google accounts

On June 5th at 12:01am:   All student @wdmtigers.org Google accounts will be deleted.  Next year, students will use @wdmcs.org for their Google accounts.  The following Q&A’s are specific to STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNTS ONLY!

Q1.  What happens to all my files (email, videos, Google Drive files)?
A1.  They will be deleted.

Q2.  Is there a way for me to save my files so I can put them back when I get the @wdmcs.org account?
A2.  Yes, you can download your files to your own computer or flash drive – and then upload them back when your @wdmcs.org account is ready.

Here’s a video tutorial that explains two options for downloading your files….

 

Q3. Why are we changing from @wdmtigers.org to @wdmcs.org ?
A3.  Next year, several schools will be participating in project based learning through New Tech Networks – and they require that all staff and students use the same email domain.

Q4. When will the new @wdmcs.org Google accounts for student be ready?
A4.  At the very latest, all new @wdmcs.org student Google accounts will be ready by June 15th, 2015.

Q5.  Will my password be the same for the new @wdmcs.org student Google account?
A5.  No…  In fact, you will need to activate your new account, you will need to reset your password – and we’ll provide directions when the accounts are ready.

Q6.  What is the full time line related to moving student accounts over to @wdmcs.org?

June 5th, 2015   12:01am:  All student @wdmtigers.org Google accounts will be deleted.

June 15th, 2015:  New @wdmcs.org student accounts will be ready, however, students will have to re-activate their accounts, directions will be provided at this time.   NOTE:  access to Google Drive will ready at this time – but access to email is one week later.

June 22, 2015:  Approximately 5pm:  Email will available to student @wdmcs.org Google accounts.