d. Uncharged batteries or failure to bring the laptop to class will not be an acceptable excuse for late or incomplete work or inability to participate in class activities. e. All students are required to carry their chargers (AC Adapters) to school. f. Students will only use AC power adapters supplied by the school. MTPS 1:1 Laptop Program Student Guidelines – 2019-20 School Year 4
g. Be careful not to cause a tripping hazard when plugging in the laptop. XII. Software and File Management General Information a. Laptops come with a standard pre-loaded software image. This image may not be altered by students or parents. b. Do not remove any software or change computer settings, unless directed by school staff. c. Software applications may be installed by members of the MTPS technology services department. d. The software installed by MTPS must be left in usable condition by users of the laptop. e. Do not change the computer name. f. Do not remove or change operating system extensions. g. Do not attempt to circumvent any security restrictions or security settings on the computer. h. The school does not accept responsibility for the loss of any data deleted due to re-imaging or maintenance performed on the laptop. i. Periodic software updates will automatically install on the laptops as they become available. Music, Games, or Programs The MooreNet Acceptable Usage Agreement states that students are expected to comply with ethical-use guidelines and abide by the federal copyright laws. Music, videos, and games may not be downloaded, installed, or saved to the hard drive. Music and games can be disruptive during class and may not be used in school unless the student has permission from the teacher for an educational project. Deleting Files Do not delete any folders or files that you did not create or that you do not recognize. Deletion of files could interfere with the functionality of the laptop. Student Storage/Saving Files a. Students are expected to use their MTPS Google account (@mtps.us) and Google Drive to save school-related files. b. Students may use the “My documents” folder as well as the computer’s desktop for temporarily saving files, but note that those locations are NOT backed up and files saved there WILL BE LOST if the laptop needs to be reimaged and MAY BE LOST if technical staff need to troubleshoot the computer. c. Students’ “P-drive” on the MTPS computer network may be used for saving files, but note that the P-Drive is NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM THE INTERNET so files saved there will not be accessible from home. d. The use of thumbdrives or other external storage media is not recommended. Screensavers/Wallpapers The laptop is equipped with a standard screensaver and wallpaper which should not be modified.
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- Fall '19
- laptop computer, School Year, MTPS, advance of students