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Information about technology and how to use it, specifically for student use.

Boardingware Guide for Students

Students and families use our new online sign out system. House Prefects, Tech Prefects and House Heads have all had introductions to the software.  In the next weeks Stacey Lee will be conducting Faculty information sessions open to all.  Ms. Lee will also reach out to our weekend duty Faculty to ensure all questions are answered…

I’d like to put this on the website…

On occasion, each of us finds ourselves managing a resource or owning information to which we really need some significant portion of the school community to have access. At this moment, the question often springs to our lips… “How can I put this on the website?” Bear in mind that there is no the website. There…

Guided Presentation of a Long Text

One thing that is often tricky is to present a long, complicated text to a group. The general guidance most people have received about presentations slides is normally something pretty simplistic like “no more than six bullet points per slide, no more than six words per bullet point.” If you like to view your presentations…

Embed Content “Full Size” in Canvas

One of the tricky things about embedding content in Canvas (or, really, anywhere) is that the standard approach is to use an <iframe> markup tag. And an <iframe> needs to be told how big it should be on the screen… and sometimes you don’t know either how big the screen will be or how big…

I can’t find one of my courses in Canvas!

As we get started into the school year, you may discover that a course that you expected to see in your Courses menu is not, in fact, in your courses menu. Here’s why: you’re enrolled in a bunch of courses. Not every course is immediately germane to your interests and needs (e.g. everyone is enrolled…

Connecting to Public Printers

For Mac Users: Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the taskbar, then select System Preferences Click on Printers & Scanners Click the “+” Click the IP tab at the top of the box Click the arrow next to the Protocol drop-down box and change the setting HP Jetdirect – Socket…

Setting up and Accessing Voicemail

SET UP TUTORIAL The first time you access your mailbox the system will take you through a tutorial to set up your mailbox (passcode, greeting, name). Your default passcode is 1865. Your new passcode can be 4 –10 digits (do not use # or * in your passcode). When you are making a recording in…

Where should I post audio for class?

Where you post audio depends on what you want to do with it. Wherever you post it, however, the same three steps will be common to all sites: choose the site, upload the audio file, share a link. What you should know… How to Post How to Share Google Drive St. Mark’s is a “Google…

Import Audio Files into Audacity

tl;dr File > Import > Audio More complete version: Be thoughtful about how you use media that you did not create. And be aware that not every kind of audio file can be imported into Audacity. The most common types of audio files that you should look for are WAV and MP3 files, although AIFF files…