Here is a link to a site with step-by-step instructions using all the tools in the Google Apps arsenal to setup electronic portfolios.  Click here to see the instructions.
Re-posted from Apple Co. Support site.
A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender "anti-virus" software to solve the issue. 

This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software). Its ultimate goal is to get the user's credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes. 

The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity. 

Apple released a free software update (Security Update 2011-003) that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants.

PROBLEM:  When using your Chrome browser and you attempt to log on to the Internet, a window opens and attempts to download a Cabinet file called "authrootst", or when using Internet Explorer or Firefox the logon attempt also tries to download a file rather than log you on.  

Solution: Turn off the PopUp blocker on the browser.  In Chrome click on the Wrench icon in the upper right corner and select "Options" in the menu.
Select "Under the Hood" on the left column.  Click the "Content Settings..." button at the top of the page.  Scroll down to Pop-ups and select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups".
Close the Options tab at the top of the screen.  Log back onto the Internet.

For other browsers click here to see how to disable the Pop-up blocker.

Problem:  When attempting to lg onto the Internet you receive a Certificate Error.  Click here for instructions on handling this error.
Authentication Required Prompt when accessing the Internet
When you are prompted to login to access the Internet you might be prompted with a certificate error from your web browser.  Depending on the browser the error will look different but generally will look like the following examples:
IE Certificate Error
Internet Explorer Certificate Error
Certificate Error Google Chrome
Certificate Error Fire Fox

For each of these error messages there is a link for you to accept the error and move forward.  Select the links that say "I understand the risk", or "Continue to the website" etc.  Once you accept the certificate error you will be prompted to log in.  Be sure to use your network account and password not your email address.  For those of you who are unsure click here for further instructions.

I will be installing a Certificate for the Sonicwall Gateway that is prompting for the logon so that you will not receive these errors.
Login window
How to Get to Internet Sites outside of the school realm.

Please read this carefully and fully before asking questions.

Previously I emailed everyone informing you all about the new authenticating measures needed to get to the Internet.  From now on everyone will be required to authenticate in order to get to Internet sites outside of the school realm.  You will be able to get to your files, email, calendars and many other specific sites without having to authenticate, however going to Internet sites outside of the predetermined school realm of web sites will require everyone to log in.  This is being done for greater management over personal devices.

The school realm of web sites is an expanding list of kid safe, informational or production web sites.  These sites are entered into a special list in the web filter and when accessed they bypass the login process.

Logon and Passwords

All Staff network accounts are in the form of  First-Initial+Lastname and Student accounts are Grad-year+First-Initial+Lastname.

When you access an Internet site not defined within the school realm you will receive a Login window like the one shown here.
You will need to use your Network Account and Password to successfully log in.  If you log onto a thin client regularly then this is the same network account to use,  it is not your email address.

To get the default password for many users who do not normally access the network please click here.  You will need to use your Google account to view this page.  Your Google account is your email account and password.
  • Once you are authenticated, your session is good for six hours before having to re-authenticate.  
  • There is an inactivity timer of 15 minutes.
  • There is a 5 minute disconnected user detection.

It is very important that you disable your browser's popup blocker.