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-​Access Email ​-Use Computer Cart -​Log On ​-Clean SMARTBoard
​-Add Software ​-​Create Password -Print ​-Set-up SMARTBoard
​​-​Change Password -Get Help (Service Desk) -Save Files
​-Scan from Xerox

You can access your e-mail on a district computer through the Outlook program or online anywhere through Outlook Web Access (OWA).
Outlook Program on a District Computer
When you log onto the network, you can access your e-mail through Microsoft Office Outlook. This program is more robust than the online version (OWA) discussed below. 
While using Outlook away from the network, you are not actually sending or receiving e-mail, but instead, are working from a “cached” Exchange-mode version. Once you log onto the network and open Outlook, your cached e-mails in your OUTBOX will be sent and other folders will be updated with the changes you have made while off the network.
You have access to the Instructional Technology training and tutorial options provided on the website:
Outlook Web Access (OWA) - online version
This is an online version of Outlook that can be used from anywhere you have Internet access. 
·          Outlook Web Access (OWA) can be used while you are away from your school computer or away from the district network, for example, while traveling or checking your mail from your home computer. 
·         The login information is the same whether you use Outlook or Outlook Web Access. 
·         TFrom the district home page, click the Staff Webmail link OR go driectly to
Can I add software?  No. The teacher computers are district-owned machines.  Therefore, to maintain network stability and maintain legal software licensing, software loads must be handled through the Technology Department.  To obtain permission for curriculum-related software to be loaded onto a notebook, you should:
1.        First, contact your school principal for permission.
2.     Second, enter the request into the district Technology Department’s ServiceDesk Plus


 There are two ways to change your network password.  Choose the one that is easiest for you.  No matter which way you choose to change your password in the Windows environment, it will change your e-mail, SharePoint, and network login passwords .


A.       When logged on the district network:  Windows Security.
B.       When you are online:  Outlook Web Access (OWA).
A. Windows Security
1.        AFTER you are logged on and Windows has finished loading, you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys on your keyboard.
2.        Choose Change Password

3.        Enter the following:

Ø  Old Password:                       (enter your old password)
Ø  New Strong Password:        See Creating Password section of this document
Ø  Confirm new password:       retype your new password
4.       Click OK

B. Outlook Web Access (OWA)

1.        Click the Options Button.
2.       Select Change Your Password
3.       Enter the following:

Account:            Your User name                          
                               (EX: johnsmith)
Old password:   (enter your old password)

New password: See Creating Password section
Confirm new password: retype your new password.
4.      Click OK.

The first time you log on, you will be prompted to change your password. Passwords must
Ø  Have at least 6 characters in length.

Ø  Have no more than 2 consecutive characters from the user’s full name.
Ø  Contain characters from 3 of the 4 following categories.

o    Uppercase characters A-Z.

o    Lowercase characters a-z.

o    Digits 0-9.

o    Non-alphabetic characters (examples: !@#$%^&*()+={]).

·         It is VERY important to keep track of your new password.  The Technology Department does NOT have access to it. 

·         If you do forget your password, call the Help Desk at 717-HELP (4357) to have your password set back to the default (NewPassword2013).

·         You may change your password at any time.  For security reasons, you may be required to change your password periodically. 

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When powering up a district computer on the USD 475 network, you will be prompted to login with your specific Username and Password.  When you first login to the USD 475 network, you will have a default password to use.   

You have a Windows login box.

UserName:     firstnamelastname   (EXAMPLE:   johnsmith)

Password:       (Use the default password for the year.  Check with IT Department. You will need to change this.  See Changing Password section of this document.)
Logging On When at Home or Off the District Network: When you take your notebook home, you will no longer be a part of the USD 475 network. You will, however, use the same username and password that you use at school.  

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 You have multiple storage options available.  This section explains your options for the following:

·         Documents Library (On your computer).
·         Network User Home Folder (H: Drive).
·         Common Folders.
·         SharePoint.

To Access/Save to Your Network User Folder within a Program:

1.        From the File menu select Save As.
2.        Name the file.
3.        Click the Save In arrow and select your network user folder (same as your login).
4.       Click Save.

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