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Remote Access through LGfL using Cisco AnyConnect

Mar 18, 2020   //   by Andy Badger   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

Below is a video to show how to access files on the school server remotely from home on a school laptop.

How to find your computer name

Mar 18, 2020   //   by Andy Badger   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

Below is a very short video to show you how to find your computer name.

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How to quickly insert symbols into documents

Mar 2, 2020   //   by Andy Badger   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

You can quickly insert frequently used symbols into most documents (spreadsheets, word docs, powerpoint etc) by holding down the left ‘alt’ key on your keyboard and typing the character code. For example, if you were to open a Word document, hold down ‘Alt’ and type 246 on your numberpad you will see a division symbol (÷) These symbols are also subject to the same formatting as regular text so you can change the colours and size of the symbols in the same way you would change text. Below are some symbol codes you may find useful; Read more >>

Send Encrypted Files to non LGfL Users using USO-FX2

May 3, 2018   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

The Push files feature allows you to share files securely with individuals who may not have a USO account but with whom you need to exchange sensitive information.

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Apr 19, 2018   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

Copy, paste, and other general keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Ctrl + A Select all items in a document or window
Ctrl + X Cut the selected item
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy the selected item
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste the selected item
Ctrl + Z Undo an action
Ctrl + Y Redo an action
Windows logo key  + L Lock your PC
Windows logo key  + D Display and hide the desktop
Alt + Left arrow Go back
Alt + Right arrow Go forward
Alt + Page Up Move up one screen
Alt + Page Down Move down one screen
Ctrl + R (or F5) Refresh the active window
Ctrl + Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl + Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl + Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl + Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
Ctrl + Esc Open Start
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Esc Stop or leave the current task

Logging ICT Support Issues – Helpdesk tips

Mar 26, 2018   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

We would like to encourage all staff to raise ICT support cases via the school’s online ICT support helpdesk*. Our online helpdesk is the most efficient method of communicating ICT support issues to our team. The main benefits of using the helpdesk are; Read more >>

Homepages – Staff and Pupil

Mar 26, 2018   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

Each school has two bespoke internet homepages – one for Staff and the other for Pupils.  Each page has a link to the school website, a Google Safe Search searchbar and a number of hyperlinks to various online website resources specific to each school.

The hyperlink grid underneath the search bar can be customised.  If you require any links to be added or removed, please raise a support case detailing which sites you want added or removed and whether they are to be added to the pupil page, staff page or both pages.  We will confirm these changes with the ICT lead at the school and get the changes underway.

Flash in Google Chrome

Mar 16, 2018   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

You will no doubt be aware that Google Chrome no longer allows Flash content on websites to operate without some significant intervention. We’ve been advising for a while now that any sites you visit with Flash content should be viewed in Internet Explorer. We anticipate that Flash will soon be phased out and this problem will go away by itself but in the meantime, see the info below to give you a brief explanation of why Flash has been blocked on Google Chrome. Read more >>

Getting the best out of Google

Mar 21, 2012   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments
Much of this content comes from Google support.
  • Phrase search (“”)
    By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. Google already uses the order and the fact that the words are together as a very strong signal and will stray from it only for a good reason.
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Sending files securely – LGfL USO-FX2

Mar 11, 2012   //   by inspireict   //   Free tutorials  //  No Comments

Short guide for sending and receiving encrypted messages for USO-users to share files securely with any other USO account holders within their school, in other schools, in the Local Authority, or any other establishment that uses LGfL USO authentication.

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