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BYOD – Laptop Specifications – Sixth Form

Introduction As a Sixth Form student at Caroline Chisholm School it is advantageous to bring your own device with you to aid your learning. As a school, we are increasingly shifting our resources online and collaborating through services such as Microsoft Teams. It is very likely that a lot of your lessons will include a …

Connecting to a Teams Public Live Event

Connecting on a Desktop or Laptop Occasionally the school will arrange public live events via our Microsoft Teams platform. The following guide will show you how to join a event from your home PC. Step 1: You will receive a live event weblink. You use this link to join the event at the specified time. …

Microsoft Teams – First Time User Help

Accessing Teams via a web browser Go to: https://teams.microsoft.com Login with your school email address: e.g. 00asmith@ccs.northants.sch.uk and your school network password   Download the Teams Client onto your Device Click this link to download the teams client for your Device – https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app Install the teams client and then Log in with your school email …

Teams – Accessing Teams files using Windows Explorer

You can access files stored in Microsoft Teams via Windows Explorer using the X: Drive Step 1: Using the start menu select “This PC” Step 2: The X: Drive is listed under Devices and Drives Step 3: Inside this drive you should see all the Teams sites that you are a member of

Remote Working – Supporting Remote Working

Remote Working Please find below guidance on working around problems you may occur when working remotely Microsoft Teams Q: How do I login to teams? A: You use your school email address. i.e. 00astudent@ccs.northants.sch.uk and then your network password. You can login to teams here: Login to Teams Q: The teams app is crashing for …

Remote Desktop – Struggling with Remote Desktop Performance? Alternative Remote Working Guidance

If you are working in a location that has limited broadband capacity or wireless is limited in certain parts of your residence, you may find that having a continuous connection to the Remote Desktop is not feasible. This could impact your ability to work on the remote desktop successfully. This article aims to give school …

Outlook – Removing Cached Email Addresses

How to remove email addresses from the Auto-Complete List? When you type the first 3 characters in the To: field, Outlook will show the nicknames and automatic completion cache as a drop down list. You may have addresses that you want to remove from this list. You can refer to the following steps to remove …

Microsoft Forms – How to

Microsoft Forms is the school provided equivalent to Google Forms. We recommend using the school provided system to produce forms as part of our data protection requirement. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/sign-in-to-microsoft-forms-620daa7a-3e03-4013-8f92-5cce86210ef6

OneDrive – Setting up the client on a Personal PC

Setting up the Windows Client If you have not configured OneDrive before on your laptop Step 1: Start the OneDrive Client from the Start menu Step 2: Enter your school email address on the dialogue that appears You will then be asked to enter your school network password. Once you have done this, there will …

OneDrive – Opening Files Directly from Office

If you are on a machine that cannot support the sync client (i.e. Remote Desktop), you can still access your files stored in OneDrive directly from the Office applications. Tip You can also use the same method to save files. Use File -> Save and then follow the same procedure below Steps: Click on File …

Data Protection – Choosing a strong password

Passwords protect both your personal data and the schools networks and services. Please take the time to choose a strong, memorable password or passphrase, whilst considering the guidance below: Tip Guidance on resetting your password Strong passwords Recommended techniques for inventing a strong password you can actually remember include: a mix of upper and lower …

OneDrive – Why use OneDrive?

View the below video to find out the advantages to using your school OneDrive to store work.

Remote Desktop – App Pointer Mode

The pointer mode on the mobile app can be switched between “touch” and “mouse pointer”. Touch mode will follow wherever your finger is placed directly. Where as “mouse pointer” mode treats your mobile display like a track pad. Try both modes and see which you prefer. To change the mode: Tap on the 3 horizontal …

How to create a zip file

Find the files that you want to “zip” together. 2. Highlight the files 3. Right click on the selected files and select “Send to” -> “Compressed (zipped) folder”

Outlook Web Access – Change display settings

Change display settings Use display settings to control the appearance of the message list, reading pane, and layout of conversations in the message list. 1. Go to Settings  >  Display settings. 2. Select one of the following tabs: Reading pane – Choose how the reading pane is displayed, or if you want it hidden. Message list – Choose …

Outlook Web Access – Change how email is sorted

Change how your email is sorted 1. At the top of the message list, select Filter.     2. Select Sort by and choose how you want to sort your email.

Email – I am not receiving all / some messages to my inbox

There are several possible causes when email stops arriving into a user’s Inbox, some of these are preference options that you can set on your inbox Junk Mail filtering (Office 365) To keep CCS email clear of spam and security threats, emails are put through algorithms to determine their likelihood of being nefarious. Suspicious messages …

Downloading photos from OneDrive with the App

On the OneDrive app, browse to the photo that you want to download. Tip: You can select multiple files by long pressing a file. Doing this will change the view mode and allow you to tag extra photos to download Once you have selected the photo(s) that you want to download to the iPad. Press …

Insight – Logging in

To login to Insight, visit information.ccs.northants.sch.uk Parents When your child first joined the school you will have provided a personal email address to use for contact from the school. This email address is what you will use as a username to sign into insight. Your password will have been sent to you in a letter …

Outlook Web Access – How to access

Outlook Web Access is the online version of your school mailbox. You can access it via any modern web browser. You can use links provided by the school which will allow you to use a simple school username (i.e. asmith) School Homepage (Under Banner Bar) https://www.ccs.northants.sch.uk Internal Network Launch Pad All school PC have the …