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Malware / Spyware Awareness

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malwarebytesMalware (malicious software) and Spyware (spying software) can find its way onto your computer without you knowing. These bits of software install themselves on your computer locally, or within your browser, and can disable computer settings and / or send personal information to unintended sources. This is obviously a problem we want to avoid!

No system is impervious to malware / spyware, and LPS provides software, called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, to help keep our systems clean and fully functional. The best way to prevent malware / spyware from finding its way onto your computer is to be cautious with what you install. Make sure you know what the software or extension will do, and who is creating it. Just like clicking on links in emails you don’t recognize is a bad idea, as is installing unrecognizable software. Many times, this takes the form of an add-on search bar in your browser.

How might I know if I have malware or spyware on my computer?

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  1. You might see ads/pop-ups on your screen.
  2. Your browser home page might be blocked by our filters (shown at right)
  3. You have a search engine (or search toolbar) in your browser which you didn’t install / select.

What should I do about it?

It’s prudent to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware occasionally to ensure your computer is clean, even if you don’t see any of the red flags listed above. To do this:

  1. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from your Applications folder. malware_icon
  2. If you’re opening the app for the first time, it’ll need you to enter your LPS password before it will open.
  3. In the Malwarebytes window, select Scan.
  4. Following the scan, if you have any threats, make sure all threats are checked, and click Remove Selected Items.
  5. Read through the bullets and links, and then click OK.

Once you’ve removed the malware and spyware from your computer, you’ll want to reset your browser home page, as well as any startup pages which might be set. To do this, follow the instructions provided by Google.

Written by Jarred Rowe

November 28th, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Screen resolutions & display mirroring in Mac OS 10.9

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icon_512x512Mac 10.9 removes the ability to easily see all of the possible display resolutions for your projectors or external monitors. If you have document cameras or older projectors, this can leave you unable to see anything, in some cases.

Toggle Mirroring On/Off

Macintosh 10.9 changes the default behavior when connecting to a projector. Instead of the traditional mirroring you may expect, the default is now a multiple display situation. To toggle mirroring on/off with a keystroke, use the following :

command + F1

command + F1

Display Menu App

To resolve these issue and see all of your resolutions along with the option to mirror –  as you could in previous versions of Mac OS – we recommend a free utility called “Display Menu” that can be installed from the Apple App Store for Macintosh.

A NOTE ON INSTALLATION: Display Menu will not start automatically after installation from the Mac App Store. You can find it in your Applications folder. Start Display Menu from there. Once Display Menu is running, you can choose to have it automatically start every time you restart your computer by checking the ‘start on login’ option.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: http://displaymenu.milchimgemuesefach.de/about.html

Written by cpultz

November 22nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Transmit for LPS DocuShare

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About Transmit

About Transmit

Transmit is a file migration tool that allows you to view and interact with DocuShare collections through a Finder-like interface, allowing you to drag & drop files or folders full of files into or out of DocuShare. You will NOT be able to modify file permissions, co-locate, copy file locations, or any other common DocuShare tasks. You can simply drag & drop files. However, this ability alone makes it a useful tool.

Transmit is available for Macintosh only. If you are a WIndows user, you have similar functionality in the DocuShare Client tool.

Configuration

Transmit can be found in the Applications folder of all teacher and administrative laptops. (If Transmit is not installed please submit a help ticket [http://help.lps.org] or contact the HelpDesk [x1735] to have the client installed.)

When you first open Transmit you will see the basic layout of the application. The left half of the application contains the files on your local computer. The right half contains the server configuration, and after following the setup instructions below, will contain your DocuShare files and folders.

Configuration

1. Connect To a WebDAV Server

To begin the setup, you have to tell Transmit that you want to connect to a WebDAV server. Do this by clicking on the little plus on the bottom of the right-most panel of Transmit.

2. Enter the Basic Connection Information

Enter the following text EXACTLY as shown here

  1. Server: docushare.lps.org
  2. User Name: lps.net/yourLPSusername
  3. Initial Path: docushare/webdav

NOTE:

  • The user name that you type after “lps.net\” should be your LPS username WITHOUT the @lps.org part at the end.
  • The character between “lps.net” and your LPS user name is a FORWARD slash [ \ ]. This is the opposite of what we typically see in web addresses. That character is found above the [RETURN] key on most keyboards.

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Access and Transfer Files/Folders

From the Favorites menu at the very top, select DocuShare. You should be prompted to enter your password, then be connected to DocuShare.

Your local computer files are displayed on the left, while your DocuShare files are now displayed on the right. If you would prefer to see only your DocuShare files, select the single square Window button in the top toolbar. (1) Selecting the double square Window button will return Transmit to split view.

You can browse DocuShare just like you would your computer. Change the View options (2) using the toolbar at the top.

You can simply drag and drop multiple files and folders from your computer (left) to Docushare (right) and vice versa. When doing so, a bar at the bottom of the Transmit window will show you the progress of the transfer.

All files added through Transmit will inherit the permissions of the collection you are putting them into on DocuShare. Besides changing the name/title of a file, it is not possible to change the properties (including permissions) of a file using Transmit. For property changes and other DocuShare functionality, you will need to access DocuShare via the web.

Access and Transfer Files/Folders

Replacing Existing Files

If you add a document to DocuShare with the same name as an existing document, you will be asked if you want to replace it.

Clicking Replace (1) will add a new version to the existing document on Docushare.

You can access previous versions of the document via the DocuShare website.

Replacing Existing Files

Moving Large Numbers of Files

The use of Transmit for moving large amounts of data into (or out of) DocuShare is not very a very forgiving process.

If you drag 1000 files at once and there is a problem with any single one of thse file, or if there is any momentary hiccup in your network connection, Transmit will drop the entire transfer like a hot potato. You then get to go back and attempt to figure out what files moved and what files did not.

Experience has taught us to:

  • Move manageable amounts of data at a time. Chunk your uploads into smaller batches.
  • Be certain that file names are solidly managed.

Written by cpultz

October 30th, 2013 at 11:03 am

Managed Software Center: Install Software on Your LPS Macintosh

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Self-Serve Software

Depending upon your role in LPS, you may have a reason to have software applications on your laptop that other LPS employees may not need, or be licensed to install. In an effort to get the right software to the right staff members, LPS offers a way to install your own software, on your LPS computer, using a tool called Managed Software Center.

Managed Software Center works similarly to the “Software Update” tool you are already familiar with on your Macintosh, with one significant difference. The software available through this tool is curated by Lincoln Public Schools. You will only see the software that LPS makes available to optional install on your LPS laptop.

 

Launch Managed Software Center

  1. Open the Applications folder on your Macintosh computer
  2. Double-click to launch the application called Managed Software Center
  3. If you want to install software that is not already on your computer, click the Software screen.
  4. If you want to update software that was previously installed with this tool, click the Updates button.

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Installing New Software

  1. Click the Software button along the top of the Managed Software Center window to see a list of available software titles.managed-software-center install
  2. Click the “Install” button beside the software title you wish to install. You will see indicators that the software is “downloading.” If there are any other updates available you will be redirected to the Updates screen to include them along with your new software install.
  3. From the Updates screen, click the “Update All” button to install your new software and any accompanying updates. You should find it in the Applications folder, ready to open and use.
Helpful Information
  • Certain software will require a license code upon first run. Seeing a title in this list does not ensure that you have a license to legally use the software in question. Unless you have received other instructions, contact the Helpdesk for assistance in acquiring license codes, or determining whether you qualify for one based upon your role or location.
  • You might be asked whether you want to log out to run this install, or not. While a logout is always good practice, in most cases you do not need to. You can click the “Update without logging out” button if it is an option.

 

Operating System Updates

Managed_Software_Center-OSXEvery year Apple Computer puts out an updated version of the operating system for computers running Macintosh OS X. When Computing Services determines that the core software tools used in LPS work reliably in the newly released OS, it will appear in Managed Software Center as an available update that you may choose to run at any time.

Before installing make sure that:

  • Any important files on your computer are backed up elsewhere. (LPS OwnCloud, LPS Google Drive, etc.)
  • Your computer is plugged in to power.
  • You have at least an hour where you will not need your computer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the LPS Help Desk before beginning.

 

Updating Existing Software

If you previously installed a piece of software with this Managed Software Center utility and an update is released, it will notify you of the available update. Clicking on the notification dialog presented on your computer screen will launch Managed Software Center and bring you to the “Updates” screen. (It is similar to the Apple “App Store” tool found on your Macintosh in this way.)

You can also choose to launch the update tool at a time that is more convenient for you by following the instructions offered above and clicking the “Updates” button.

No matter how you get to the Update screen, the following steps apply:

  1. Click the “Update All” button. You will be provided updates as the tool downloads and installs the updates to your software.NOTE: You might be asked whether you want to log out to run this install, or not. While a logout is always good practice, in most cases you do not need to. You can click the “Update without logging out” button if it is an option.
  2. When installs complete, the tool will check for any additional updates. If none are found you will be told that “Your software is up to date.

 

managed-software-center UpdatesAvailable

 
 

Uninstalling (Removing) Software

Managed Software Center can also be used to UNINSTALL software that was originally installed using the same tool.

  1. managed-software-center-REMOVEClick the Software button at the top of the Managed Software Center window.
  2. Find the software you wish to remove from the list of titles available.
  3. Click the REMOVE button.
  4. You will be taken to the Updates screen. Click Update to initiate the removal tool. (I know, I know, it sounds all backwards. Just play along.) You will see updates on the progress of the removal.

 

Written by cpultz

October 30th, 2013 at 8:49 am

ACCESSORIES: 13-inch MacBook Air

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Computing Services often receives questions about what accessories we recommend to go with teacher laptops. The truth is that there are thousands of items that will work great with this laptop, but what follows are some recommendations in a number of categories.

NOTE: If you are purchasing as an LPS entity please use the LPS Buying Guide links.  Otherwise, for personal purchases use the links of the online stores.

northfacebagCarrying Cases

There is no end to the models, styles, material and color combinations available for bags that can be found to carry this laptop in safely. Any department or sporting goods store, and many clothing stores now offer a selection, though the best prices may be found online. You can find a functional bag for $15, or a fashion statement for $300. Most of the bags with features we love live in the $35-$100 range.

Experience has taught us to look for a few features when choosing a laptop bag:

  • Make sure your bag of choice has a strap or handle. Many laptop “sleeves” do not, and are therefore easy to drop.
  • Many bags come with a padded pouch for your tablet device (iPad?) as well as an easily accessible top pouch for a cell phone.
  • Some bags feature upright, zippered pockets for your water bottle. This is a nice hands-free way to carry liquids with less risk of spilling/seepage on your laptop.
  • brenthavenbagYour laptop is 13-inches. Larger bags are not necessarily better, because the laptop can move too freely within the bag, and the additional cargo you squeeze into the larger bag may actually end up doing damage to the laptop.
  • If you travel by air, it is nice to have a bag that zips open to expose the laptop without having to remove it from the bag. NOTE: your laptop should never be checked, always carry it with you. checkpoint
  • Shop around! The price for the same bag can vary wildly from store-store, site-site.

A few brands we like:

 

External Storage

seagatedriveThe MacBook Air has two USB 3.0 ports. Any USB hard drive should work, but ones that specifically state that they are USB 3.0 will be much faster than ones that are USB 2.0.

Portable External Hard Drive Storage  
USB 3.0 drives are available in multiple storage sizes and colors, each changing the price. We recommend at least 1TB.

 

USB 3.0 Flash Drives (16GB+)
If your storage needs are not as great, a USB 3.0 thumb drive is smaller, cheaper, and fits in your pocket.

 

External Optical Drive (CD/DVD)

LPS has provided a number of these external USB optical (CD/DVD) drives to school media centers for teachers to check-out as needed. If you have a more persistent need and wish to have one available permanently, this is a fairly inexpensive option. (~$25)

LG Super-Multi Portable DVD RewriterCDW.com or LPS Buying Guide

 

Shell/Case

A shell does not offer complete physical protection for your laptop, but it can protect from everyday wear and tear, keep simple bumps from leaving permanent dents and bruises, and can offer a splash of color. Look for shells that fit a 13″ MacBook Air.

Skin

A skin won’t protect your laptop from physical harm, but it will help your laptop resist scratches and stand out in the sea of identical MacBook Airs, allowing you to express some personality. Look for skins that match 13″ MacBook Air.

Stickers

Note the difference between a vinyl skin and a sticker. Stickers have adhesive backs, vinyl skins do not and are therefore easy to remove without leaving residue on the laptop. No stickers are allowed on LPS devices.

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Power & Cords (Adapters)

Mini-DisplayPort-to-VGA-Adapter---Apple-Store--US-Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air: Apple.com or LPS Buying Guide

MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter: Apple.com or LPS Buying Guide
If you have an older MagSafe power brick, this adaptor should let it work with your newer MagSafe 2 laptop.

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter: Apple.com or LPS Buying Guide
This will let you connect your MacBook Air to most projectors.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter: Apple.com
This will let your MacBook Air connect to certain newer projectors and most HDTVs.

 

Mice

Anywhere-Mouse-MX---Compact--Wireless-Mouse---LogitechApple Magic Mouse
This is the standard mouse that ships with Apple desktop computers.
Apple.com or LPS Buying Guide

Logitech Mice
Logitech makes great computer mice at every price point ($6 – $100) and feature set you might desire.
Logitech.com or LPS Buying Guide

Written by cpultz

October 25th, 2013 at 9:31 am

Make a Virtual Copy of a DVD (Mac)

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You can keep a virtual copy of a physical DVD on your computer if it is needed for instructional purposes. This is especially useful on computers that do not have a DVD drive (like the 2013 teacher Macbook Air laptops.)

Note that not all DVDs allow for this process. While most DVD will work fine in a disk image as shown in this tutorial, as they say in the commercials… your milage may vary.

Download a PDF of these instructions

 

1. DVD Drive

To begin, you will need access to a DVD drive. You may find a DVD drive in older laptops, or you may check out an external (USB) DVD drive from your school’s Library Media Center.

1. DVD Drive

2. Load the DVD

Begin by loading your physical DVD into the DVD drive. You should see it on the desktop of your computer.

2. Load the DVD

3. Launch ‘Disk Utility’

Open the application on your Macintosh called Disk Utility. It is found in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on your Macintosh.

  • Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
3. Launch 'Disk Utility'

4. Select the DVD in Disk Utility

In the Disk Utility application, you should see your DVD listed in the left column of the window, along with any other hard drives and external drives you may have plugged in to your computer.

Select the DVD you wish to make a virtual copy of.

4. Select the DVD in Disk Utility

5. Create a New Image

Begin the creation of your virtual disk image by clicking the “New Image” button at the top of the Disk Utility window.

Make sure that your DVD was selected when you click the new image button, otherwise it will be empty.

5. Create a New Image

6. Name your virtual DVD

In the pop-up window, enter a name for your virtual DVD in the “Save As” box, and select the location where it should be saved in the “Where” box.

6. Name your virtual DVD

7. Set the image type

In the drop down menus, make the following selections:

  • Image Format: DVD/CD Master
  • Encryption: none

Click the Save button

7. Set the image type

8. Disk Utility Progress

The disk utility application now begins the process of making a virtual copy of your DVD.

This can take a great deal of time. Expect the process to run for at least 10 minutes, potentially taking an hour or longer, depending upon the amount of data stored on the DVD.

Monitor the progress with the blue bar in the pop-up window, as shown here:

8. Disk Utility Progress

Find & Use your DVD.

You will find your virtual DVD disk image wherever you told it to save.

Double-click on the .cdr file to see the same contents you would see if you had the physical DVD.

Depending upon the type of DVD you are working with, you may see different results.

9. Find & Use your DVD.

Opening Movie (VIDEO) DVDs

If this was a DVD movie that was intended to be played in a traditional DVD player, you will just see contents like what is shown in the folder above. There should be _TS folders for AUDIO and VIDEO. You cannot open these files directly.

To view this movie,

  1. Make sure the disk image is opened
  2. Launch the application “DVD Player” found in the Applications folder on your Mac.
  3. In the File menu for the DVD Player application select “Open DVD Media…” and locate the VIDEO_TS folder inside the virtual DVD disk image. (Sometimes, the DVD will simply auto-play and you can skip step 3.)
Opening Movie (VIDEO) DVDs

Other DVD Types

If the DVD you made an image of was a game, a multimedia DVD, a software installer, or another type of DVD, you may see the startup files you need when you open the disk image.

Written by cpultz

October 10th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Windows Troubleshooting

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Computer Support is here for you!

If you are having issues with your computer, you might begin with some of the ideas listed below for dealing with the general health of your machine. If these basic ideas do not get you to the desired result, you can seek support by:

  • Contacting the LPS Helpdesk during business hours (7am-5pm). 436-1735
  • Filing a support request in LiveTime (here is how)
    • Note that support tickets are appropriately routed to a technician.  Click here for a listing of LPS Support Technicians and Training Specialists.

Task Manager

To force an application to quit:

If a program is not responding and will not quit normally, then you may need to force it to quit:

  1. Press the [Control]+[Alt]+[Delete] keys simultaneously and select “Start Task Manager”
  2. In the ‘Applications’ tab of the ‘Task Manager’, select the frozen application from the list provided.
  3. Click the ‘End Task’ button.

 

If the computer doesn’t turn on or start up

  1. The laptop could just be in sleep mode.  Depending on the model there should be a slow pulsating light on the power button, or on the front of the laptop.  If so, press the power button and wait a moment to see if it wakes up.
    • If it still will not wake up, try closing the lid for 10-15 seconds, then reopen the laptop and try again.
  2. It could be because the battery is dead.  Make sure the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a functioning power outlet.  Let the laptop sit plugged in and charge for about a minute and then press the power button again to try and turn it on.
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      • Check whether your battery needs to be recharged by pressing the small button on the battery. You should see one to four lights indicating the battery’s level of charge. If only one battery level indicator light is flashing, allow the power adapter to charge the battery until at least one indicator light is glowing continuously.
      • If the power adapter stops charging and you don’t see the indicator light on the power adapter turn on when you plug in the power cord, try unplugging and replugging the power cord to reset it.
  3. If that still does not work, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds until the lights on the laptop turn off completely.  This will force the laptop to shutdown, losing any unsaved information.  Press the power button to startup the laptop.
  4. If you are still unable to start up your computer, contact the LPS helpdesk at 402-436-1735

The following troubleshooting tips are specific to the Dell Mobile Laptop Lab computers (Latitude e5430’s):

Wireless doesn’t work

There is a physical switch on the front of the laptop that can toggle Wireless on and off.  If it is switched to the right so that red is showing, then wireless is off.  Move the switch back to the left to cover the red and re-enable wireless.  Wait a few seconds for wireless to turn back on and reconnect.

UPDATE: This feature should only control Bluetooth which won’t have much affect on daily classroom use.  If this switch disables Wireless Internet please put in a ticket and a technician will come out to change the settings.

Trackpad doesn’t work

Simultaneously pressing the ‘Fn’ key (lower left of the keyboard) and ‘F5’ key on the keyboard will toggle the trackpad on and off.

The screen is too dim

Holding down the ‘Fn’ key (lower left of the keyboard) and then pressing the up or down arrows will brighten or dim the screen.  The dimmer the screen the longer the battery will last.

Num Lock doesn’t work

Although there is no dedicated number pad on the Dell laptops, there is still the ability to use the right portion of the laptop keyboard as a number pad.  The Num Lock feature allows you to type the orange characters rather than the white characters on the keyboard.

First, simultaneously press the ‘Fn’ key (lower left of the keyboard) and the ‘F2’ key to turn Num Lock on/off.  A status indicator will flash momentarily on the bottom right of the screen.

Now, hold down the ‘Fn’ key while you type and only the orange ‘number pad’ characters will type.

The screen is oriented the wrong direction

Simultaneously pressing Control, Alt and an arrow key will change the orientation of the laptop screen to correspond with the arrow key pressed.  Simultaneously press Control, Alt, and the Up Arrow key to return the laptop screen back to its original position.

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Written by Drew Ramaekers

August 21st, 2012 at 3:30 pm

What Operating System is my computer running?

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Macintosh

To find out what version of the Macintosh operating system your computer is using, visit the “About This Mac” window

  1. Choose “About This Mac” from the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Look directly below the “Mac OS X” text for your operating software Version. Note the number provided. (10.4, 10.5, 10.6).

Windows

There a several different ways to determine what version of Windows you are running.  The simplest way is to look at your Start menu in the lower left of your screen.

  • If the button says “Start” you are likely running Windows XP.
    Windows XP Start Menu
  • If the button is a circle you are likely running Windows 7.
    Windows 7 Start Menu

Another quick way to tell is at the login screen.

  • If you see the following box at login, you are running Windows XP:
    Windows XP Login
  • If you see the following at the bottom of the login screen, you are running Windows 7:
    Windows 7 Login

Written by cpultz

April 17th, 2012 at 11:24 am

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MacBook Laptops: Installed Software

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The 2008-2011 MacBook Laptop is a white Apple MacBook that can be set up to run the Macintosh or Windows operating systems.

 

Installed software: Mac OSX

Installed software: Windows 7

  • Adobe Reader v9.4.5
    Used for viewing PDF files
  • Comic Life v1.5.5
    Template based design tool for comics, how-to’s, instructional writing, etc.
  • Firefox v12
    Web browser supported by LPS
  • HBImageProcessor v1.0
    Basic image editor
  • iLife ’11 Creativity Suite
  • IP in menu bar v4.0
    Utility that show your computer’s network address in the menu bar – useful when calling the Helpdesk
  • iTunes
    Audio organization, including podcast, audiobooks and video)
  • Microsoft Office 2008 v12.1.5 Productivity Suite

  • MochaSoft TN5250 v1.7
    Client for accessing the AS400
  • NoteBook v3.0(343)
    Note taking and organization of resources
  • LibreOffice 3.0.1Productivity Suite
    • Writer word processing – similar to Microsoft Word
    • Calc spreadsheet – similar to Microsoft Excel
    • Impress presentation – similar to Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Draw drawing – similar to AppleWorks
    • Base database – similar to AppleWorks
  • TextWrangler v4.0.1 (262)
    general purpose plain text editor
  • Transmit v4.1.7
    File transfer tool that works with many protocols, including FTP & WebDAV
  • vLetter v5.0.4.0
    Cursive handwriting tool
  • VueScan v8.4.74
    Scanning utility
  • Utilities that allow specific files or processes to work on your computer or web browser
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Aobe PDF JobReady
    • Adobe Shockwave
    • DownThemAll 1.1.0
    • Flip4Mac v2.2
    • Macromedia Authorware Player v7.0.1
    • Microsoft Silverlight v2.0
    • RealPlayer v10.1.0(503)
    • StuffitExpander v12.0
  • Utilities used by computer technicians
    • BatChmod
    • Carbon Copy Cloner v3.1
    • CoconutBattery
    • Delocalizer v1.1
    • Yasu
  • Adobe Reader v9.0.0
    Used for viewing PDF files
  • Firefox v12
    Web browser supported by LPS
  • Microsoft Office 2010  Productivity Suite

  • MochaSoft TN5250 v1.7
    Client for accessing the AS400
  • LibreOffice Productivity Suite
    • Writer word processing – similar to Microsoft Word
    • Calc spreadsheet – similar to Microsoft Excel
    • Impress presentation – similar to Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Draw drawing – similar to AppleWorks
    • Base database – similar to AppleWorks
  • Utilities that allow specific files or processes to work on your computer or web browser
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Aobe PDF JobReady 2.2.1 Client
    • Adobe Shockwave
    • DownThemAll 1.1.0
    • RealPlayer

*Note: Specialty or additional software owned by individual, owned by the school building or acquired by attending a training can be installed by requesting a software installation via a Helpdesk Ticket.  *proof of licensing may be required.

 

 

 

Written by cpultz

February 9th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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LPS Laptop: Connecting to Printers

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This page outlines the process of adding printers to your laptop.

ALL USERS: You can connect to your building MFD by following the appropriate instructions or video tutorials provided here:

Printer Setup - LPS ApplicationIn the Applications folder on your computer you will find a simple application called ‘Printer Setup – LPS’ that can create a printer connection for you. To use it:

  1. Launch the application by double-clicking on the icon
  2. Enter the following information when prompted:
    1. Your LPS username
    2. Your 6 digit employee ID
    3. Your 4 digit department billing code
      Consult the ‘Accounting Code’ handout and follow your building policies on billing choices
    4. Name (address) of the printer you are adding
      This can be found on the printer/MFD
    5. Select the correct type of machine from the list
      This can be found on the printer/MFD

This should create a connection to a printer that you can use to print single sided documents securely, using your employee ID as the secure code. To modify the settings in any way, use the documentation provided above.

Removing an LPS Printer/MFDremove_printer

  1. On your desktop, click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences
  2. Click Printers & Scanners
  3. Select the printer you’d like to remove.
  4. Click the minus sign below the list of printers.
  5. Select “Delete Printer”
  6. Repeat as needed

Written by cpultz

February 9th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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