Those pesky PDF forms

I know it's ridiculous. You go to our Staff Resources page. You click on a link to a form. You fill it out and save it. Then you email it--and it's EMPTY?! Unfortunately, fillable PDF forms do not work well when they are opened inside of a browser. So the "correct" process is: Save the [...]

By | 2018-03-21T08:22:00+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

One More Year of Windows 7

We originally planned to upgrade all CASE computers to Windows 10 this Summer. Unfortunately, after some recent news about Microsoft's future licensing plans, we are postponing that move until we have more information in order to formulate an upgrade strategy. If you like tech and want to go down that rabbit hole, here are some [...]

By | 2018-03-20T13:43:51+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Caution: OneNote Incompatibility

A note for OneNote users: OneNote 2016 (the one with "2016" in its name, if you're using Windows 10) has some serious issues aligning objects. Basically, if you're a heavy OneNote user and you are working a lot with people using the Web version, Mac version, or Windows 10 version (without "2016" in the title), avoid [...]

By | 2018-03-20T13:29:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

No CASE Bits this month

I had been planning to use the second half of this month to produce a short video introducing some of you two fundamental formulas in Microsoft Excel. But the month got away from me with other projects that were very high priority. I will make an effort to do two videos on Microsoft Excel in [...]

By | 2018-02-27T19:50:38+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Overcoming a limitation of Microsoft Forms using Microsoft Flow

Last week, I was given a challenge by Assistive Technology Coordinator Tricia Sharkey and Associate Business Manager Sarah Lager. The challenge was to create a Microsoft Form that would instantly publish its results to a public spreadsheet which did not include information about the identities of who submitted the form. There are two problems with [...]

By | 2018-02-28T08:26:46+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

New CASE Bits: Introduction to OneNote!

I'm happy to announce a new CASE Bits video! This one looks a OneNote, which is a hot topic lately. OneNote is a great app for "thinking out loud" and putting all your great ideas in their proper places. I use it to give CASE administration a window into my projects and activities. Our staff [...]

By | 2018-02-02T18:30:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Bringing back the App Store

Due to staff feedback and some risk consultation with our sysadmins, we have re-enabled the App Store on faculty and staff iPads. Please do not use the App Store for the following: Paid apps. You can request paid apps from your CASE program administrator, and almost always those apps will appear in Self Service within [...]

By | 2018-01-30T19:27:26+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Many Learnings Had at Arbor View Elementary

Thanks to Stacy Struebing, Beth Obremski, and Jane Ruge for a terrific tech lunch, the first of many I hope! Stuff we discovered: Due to the BoardMaker Online crash last week, many Activities and Boards have been corrupted. Make sure you check yours! Mayer-Johnson, the BoardMaker developers, have issued an apology. You can take advantage of their [...]

By | 2018-01-30T19:20:12+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

TLS 1.2 bug and Office 365

TLS is an encryption protocol that protects your information when you transmit it over the Internet. It's the reason you don't have to be afraid to use your credit card to shop at reputable online stores. Microsoft has been pushing out updates to Windows computers to make sure they are using the latest TLS standard, [...]

By | 2018-01-23T10:37:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Technology|0 Comments
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