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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 …

Student Welcome Pack

Credentials & Identification Card (Sixth Form Only) Credentials control access to IT services. As a student, your network credentials will allow you to login to a lab PC and use your email and associated services at school and at home. If you have forgotten your password, you can ask your teacher to reset it for …

Printing – Sixth Form Copier

If working on Remote Desktop, you will need to map the “Common Room” printer. If you are using the PC’s in the Sixth Form Centre, these printers will already be available to you. Using the “Map Printer” icon in the start menu, select “Sixth Form -> Common Room” from the program that appears Once you …

Remote Desktop – Adding Printers

Adding printers to my Remote Desktop session By default your remote desktopRemote desktop is a feature that allows a school users to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer’s desktop and interact with it as if it were local. Remote Desktop is useful for working at home or in remote locations in school. …

Audacity Tutorials

For guidance on using Audacity for audio editing, see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorials.html

Serif Suite Tutorials

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Office 365 – How to download for Free

Office and Office 365 can be accessed over a number of devices or via a web browser. Office as a desktop application is available for Windows and Mac OS. Mobile devices have Office apps installable from their respective stores. Guides for installing are below: Office for Desktop (Windows and Mac OS) Office for iOS (iPhone …

How do I reset my password?

Password Reset Options Logged in locally to a school PC Office 365 Accounts page (when at home or on the Remote Desktop) Reset via the Password Portal Register with Office 365 Self Service Password Reset A compliant password will contain: 8 or more characters Contain a uppercase letter Contain a lowercase letter Contain a number …

Setting up the Insight App

You can use the Insight app to track your homework, timetable and rewards points. As a parent you can also use the app to track your child’s school day. Step 1: Download the Insight app from your phones App Store iPhone and iPad Android (Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc) Step 2: Launch the App and use …

Remote Desktop – Connecting on a Mac

To be able to make a connection, you will need to download a extra application to use the connector file. If you do not have this application, or are unsure, click here to download it / check on the Apple App Store. Once you have the Remote Desktop Application installed, download the connector file from …

Downloading files from OneDrive Web Client

You can download multiple files stored on your OneDrive into a single zip file. This is useful when you want to make use of a gallery of uploaded photos / video on another device. Notice: You don’t need to download office files to work on them. You can use the online office apps to edit …

Uploading files to OneDrive with the App

If using a personal device, follow the guide here to install the OneDrive app: iOS Android Once you have the app, launch it and sign in with your school account, the username will be in the format: auser@ccs.northants.sch.uk Tip The guide will show screen grabs from the iOS app, but the concepts shown should be …

Remote Desktop – Connecting on a iPad

You can auto configure the app by downloading the connector file from the below link: iPad Connector File Skip to Step 3 if using a staff iPad Step 1: Open the app store Step 2: Search for and install “Microsoft Remote Desktop” Step 3: Press the + icon and Add a new “Desktop” connection. Step …

Zipping a file (unsecured)

If you need to zip a file without a password, you can use Windows built in zipping function to do so. To zip a file, open File Explorer from the start menu. Locate and highlight the file(s) you want to zip. Right-click the file you want to zip, and then select Send to > Compressed …

Office 2016 – Compressing images in Office documents

Reducing the overall file size of a document can help when emailing, printing and general use of a document. Most file size reduction can be achieve via image compression. For example a 200Mb document, could be reduced to a 2Mb document. A reduction of 99% of the file size. To compress the images in a …

Office 365 waffle

You may be asked to use the Office 365 waffle to access Office 365 services. To see the waffle, you need to be signed into Office 365 Sign in The waffle lives in the top left corner of the screen: And when pressed, shows all of your assigned Office 365 apps

How to navigate the start screen

On the Start Menu, you can navigate using the scrollbar or by clicking on the letter titles You can also use the search bar to type for what you are looking for

Outlook on Mobile

You can access your school email via your Mobile Phone or Tablet. We recommend using the Outlook email app, as it offers a familiar fully support exchange email experience. Outlook can be downloaded for iOS: Outlook App And Android: Outlook App When asked to sign in, if prompted choose “Office 365” as the service and …

Understanding the Remote Desktop

The remote desktop system gives staff and students the ability to sign into a Windows desktop from a remote location. It supports connection from a home PC and across the wireless network on campus. When you connect to the remote desktop, you are connecting to a server farm in the schools server room. This gives you …

OneDrive Client Android

You can access your OneDrive files on a Android device (Phone / Tablet) via the OneDrive app. You can download the app from here. OneDrive App Once the App is on your device, launch it and login with your school email address (username@ccs.northants.sch.uk) and password