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 and all school sites will migrate to our new web server

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.

IMC Survey

We recently surveyed district staff regarding the future of the Instructional Materials Center (IMC), that is currently located at the Learning Resource Center.  Here’s the results…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-HJYPQFLD/

Q1. What was the survey about?
A1.  The survey presented some possible future ideas for the IMC, including moving to our Operations center, keeping the status quo, or closing.

Q2. Has a decision been made about the future of the IMC?
A2.  No decisions have been made.

Q3.  When do we expect a decision? Is there a specific timeline?
A3.  There is no timeline. At this time, the center will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm at the Learning Resource Center, as it is today.