Education Service Center, Region 20 Conference Center Entrance

District Technology Department Resources

ZOOM

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How to use Zoom for Online Learning

 

Warning IconNew Threat—Zoombombing 

With the increase of schools now using Zoom and other videoconferencing applications and websites, not only for staff but for students, we have seen an increase in internet trolls invading public Zoom or other meeting calls (where the invitations are open) and using screensharing features to takeover a presentation and share graphic content to all participants.

See New York Times article for reference

To mitigate against these attacks, for those hosting large or public group meetings, we strongly encourage hosts to change settings so that only the host can share the screen. For private and small group meetings, be sure password protections are enabled by default and that these are kept on to prevent uninvited users from joining.

 

MICROSOFT TEAMS

Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams – Remote Learning

 

NUTANIX

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Nutanix Frame allows you to keep your students, faculty and staff connected with secure, responsive access to applications, desktops and data – from any device, any location at any scale.  Deploy in just hours and only pay for what you use.

What can Nutanix Frame do for ESC20’s Districts?

  • Deliver the same applications hosted in onsite labs to any browser. For example, with Frame you can deliver graphical intensive applications such as Photoshop, or a full Windows desktop to any browser running on any device, including Chromebooks and iPads
  • Quickly setup a full desktop experience or access to specific applications for faculty and staff that need to work from home.
  • Deliver Windows and Office applications to Chromebooks.
  • Use any cloud provider: AWS, GCP, Azure or deploy on-prem

Please contact:

Kris Ditmore
kditmore@nutanix.com
512-565-1258
Chelsea Cunningham
chelsea.cunningham@nutanix.com
408-807-2195

 

GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION

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IT Recommendations on how to implement google for education at your district.

 

MICROSOFT

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They are providing students with free software for use at home.

Office 365 Education 

 

ADOBE

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They are providing students with free software for use at home.

Enabling student access to Creative Cloud during COVID-19 campus closures

PetaPixel: Adobe Offers Students Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps Amid Coronavirus Closures

 

CERTIPORT

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Certiport has released a 90 day emergency e-learning campaign that will allow you to get web-based curriculum that will work for Microsoft Office, Adobe, Autodesk, QuickBooks, and other titles. 

View Certiport's List of Learning Products and Practice Tests

Certiport Support: 888-999-9830 ext. 1

 

GMETRIX

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GMetrix is working to provide multiple response practice exams for MOS and Adobe (ACA) which will function via the internet at www.gmetrix.net.  Unlike the practice exams we are using today, these tests will not include task-based elements, but will still work to evaluate comprehension.

GMetrix Support Team: 801-323-5800