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Why is this Flash content not working?

Adobe Flash is being discontinued as a product in 2020. Flash player has long been criticised as a vector for security vulnerabilities and the slow performance of webpages. See Adobes own announcement: https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/ Major browser applications (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox) have already started the process of phasing out the ability of websites to play flash content, this …

Data Protection – How to create a secure Zip file

You may need to email a file to a third party that contains private information. To protect this data you will need to ensure it is encrypted and password protected. Staff machines have a program called WinZip installed that will allow you to created encrypted, password protected Zip file. Important Do not attach the zip …

Front of Class PC – Locking the Screen

If you need to leave your PC unattended (out of visual sight) then in the interests of data protection you are required to lock the screen. On a Windows PC, this is simple to do via the key combination shown below (Hold down Windows Key and tap the “L” key: Your screen will then lock …

Front of Class PC – Setting Default Sound Output

You may find that sound does not output from your PC even if the rest of your sound system appears to be setup correctly. This can be due to the PC trying to output sounds to the headphone jack, rather than the speaker system. Note: If you are on a Front of Class PC and …

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”

Common Web Browsers

When diagnosing or avoiding problems, you may be asked to use a different web browser. Here is how to identify them:

Front of Class IT – How to open a DVD

Windows 10 does not include DVD playback by default. To play DVD’s we use a program called DVD Player that can be found on the Start Screen. Note: Only Region 2 DVD’s can be played. Other regions are not supported. You can check the region on the DVD case

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

Front of Class IT – Introduction

Each CCS classroom comes equipped with a Front of Class PC. A standard room will have a projector and a audio system connected to the PC. Some rooms also have interactive whiteboards installed. More specialised rooms, such as the main hall, also have microphone support on top of the standard audio. Diagnosing audio and visual …

Front of Class IT – Checking Audio

If you are experiencing audio problems, you can check some of the basics with the below guide. Is the PC set to mute or a low volume On the right hand side of the task bar, there should be a volume icon that you can increase and decrease using the mouse pointer. Is the Amplifier turned off …

Connecting to school wireless

How you select a wireless network will differ dependant on device. This article will give you a overview on how the wireless and connection to the internet works. Via your device, connect to the CCS-OpenWireless network. Launch a web browser, and try to connect to a site such as “bbc.co.uk“. You will be prompted to …

Front of Class IT – Working with Projectors

If your projector is not showing the screen as expected, please follow the checklist below: Is the PC set to Duplicate or Extend its screens? Are the ports all connected? Are both the PC and Projector turned on? Are you on the Remote Desktop? Is the computer set to “Duplicate” its screen? The PC needs to be …