11 articles School Policies

School policies regarding technology and technology use.

Who has access to Canvas?

The school chose to adopt Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate the timely communication about student progress and responsibilities between and among the students and faculty. As a high school, we support students as they develop their skills and build experience as independent, resourceful learners with a strong sense of self-efficacy. To…

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…

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…

iPads and the App Store

In the interest of supporting exploration and innovation, faculty members who have been issued an iPad by the school may be reimbursed each year for up to $25 of App Store purchases related to their work at St. Mark’s School. Receipts should be submitted promptly to Academic Technology (email is fine). Faculty who expect to exceed…

Laptop Specifications

St. Mark’s implemented a laptop requirement beginning with the 2015-16 school year (also known as Bring Your Own Device or BYOD). There are common area computers and printers available for student use in the Library and the Student Resource Room. These are shared resources and can be congested at times and are only available when…

Required Software for Mac OS

Where do I get it? What’s it for? How do I use it? Microsoft Office Download from the Office.com portal Log in with your St. Mark’s credentials (Available in July) MS Office is provided free of charge to all students while they are enrolled at St. Mark’s. Writing (Word), presentations (PowerPoint), data collection and analysis (Excel)…

Required Software for Windows

Where do I get it? What’s it for? How do I use it? Microsoft Office Download from the Office.com portal Log in with your St. Mark’s credentials (Available in July) MS Office is provided free of charge to all students while they are enrolled at St. Mark’s. Writing (Word), presentations (PowerPoint), data collection and analysis (Excel)…

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…