Category Archives: Network Drives

Web access to home directories will be removed.

We are planning to replace our firewall sometime prior to Thanksgiving –  and with that change out, staff and students will no longer have web access to their H drives from home.

Q1. Does this affect students with Chromebooks?
A1.  No, students with Chromebooks typically save their working documents to their Google Drive, not their H drive.

Q2. Will teachers still have access to their H drives from home?
A2.  Yes, teachers will still have access through the vpn software that is installed on their staff laptops.

Q3.  If a student has files/work on their H: drive, what options will they have for accessing it at home?
A3.  Options include:

  • Copying the files to their Google Drive
  • Copying their files to a portable usb drive
  • VPN software – staff and students will still have access to vpn software, but they will need a windows machine, install the vpn, and map their network drives, so vpn access is still available, but it does involve vpn software and configuration. (Directions for how to do this will be available after the new firewall is in place)

 

 

S: Drive is going away on August 8th

Saying good bye can be hard, but it’s time to move on. On Aug 8th, students will no longer have access to the S: drive.

Q1. What exactly is going to happen on August 8th?
1) Students rights to the S: Drive will be removed, they won’t be able to see or access it at all

2) Teachers will have READ ONLY ACCESS to the S: Drive.  This means they will be able to see, open, and copy out files/information as they need.  However, they will NOT be able to add, edit, or delete files from the S: Drive.

Q2. What is (was) the S: Drive?
A2.  A network drive where teachers could leave files/folders/resources for students to access from school or from home.

Q3. If it’s going away, what do teachers use to distribute electronic documents to students?
A3.  We are moving to Canvas, an online course management system, where students/families can find assignments and other resources.

Q4. Why is the S: Drive going away?
A4. Removing the S: will help create our ideal, which is to create one place for where students can find assignments, links, and classroom resources – which will be Canvas.

Q5. How long will teachers have access to the S: Drive with read-only access?
A5.  Teachers will have read-only access for the 17-18 school year only.

Q6. What if our school uses the S: drive for other purposes?  Sharing bookmarks, shortcuts to applications?  
A6.  Enter a helpdesk ticket with the techs and we’ll help work out other solutions.