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Virtual Desktop (VDI) Change Control Policy

This policy outlines the process to request, and make changes to the VDI environment. Generally, it applies to any activity that would trigger a “Recompose” of one or more desktop pools. User entitlement changes, and other general access changes are not subject to this policy. Unlike traditional desktops, Virtual Desktops (VDI) are rooted in a…

Personal Wireless Access Points

In support of St. Mark’s educational and residential life goals, the school provides wireless network access to faculty, staff, and students. St. Mark’s has a responsibility to all faculty, staff, and students to ensure this access is available, and operating at an acceptable level of performance in all designated “learning spaces”. Wireless network access is…

Internet acceptable use policy

In support of St. Mark’s educational and residential life goals, the school provides Internet access to faculty, staff, and students. Faculty and staff are expected to use the network in a manner in keeping with the school’s general standards for community behavior and consistent with our role in loco parentis for our students. St.Mark’s has a responsibility…

Web Filtering

St. Mark’s has an obligation to filter and record certain types of internet traffic entering or originating from it’s network. We record all inbound and outbound internet traffic and associate it with a user account or specific device, per our Internet acceptable use policy. At this time, the only content categories that are actively blocked…

Setting Gmail as your default email program in Google Chrome

Many people over the years have wanted to use Google Chrome as their default browser and Gmail as their default email application whenever they click on a mailto: link on any website or link within another email.  There are many Chrome extensions that have been made to provide this utility. This Google support page describes what…

I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

Managing your Google Group

Add and Remove members in your group If you are a group administrator, here are the instructions for managing your group. To get to Groups, open the Google Apps flyout (on top right) and select GROUPS. From there, select “My Groups” and any groups if which you are a member or OWNER of will appear.…

Set up your wifi (so it works better)

Good day St Markers! We wanted to let you know about some of the changes to the web filtering this year, and what you can do to ensure the best experience using the internet at St. Mark’s. Set your Internet Proxy settings to “OFF” for maximum performance. If your device is set to “auto detect”…