Indian Hill High School Student Technology Requirements
In grades K-8 students use district-owned Chromebook devices. As student coursework becomes more rigorous a more powerful computing device is needed. Indian Hill High School uses a technology uses a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) model for students using technology at school. We ask that each student bring their own computer to school in order to complete their coursework. In the event that providing a computer is a financial hardship, a student should meet with their counselor to discuss accessing a district-owned loaner device.
Computers are made available for use by the students of the Indian Hill School District for the purpose of supporting and enriching their educational experience. Along with that privilege comes the responsibility to utilize technology in an appropriate manner. The use of our district’s computer resources is a privilege, not a right. Each student is responsible for the detailed guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) found in the student handbook. In addition, here is the official District policy.
Install Microsoft Office
ALL STUDENTS: Please install Microsoft Office to your laptops, including OneNote for creating and organizing notes for classes.
Students may install Microsoft Office for free on their laptops (Windows or Mac) and up to 4 other machines at home. You simply agree to remove it if you move/leave the district.
To install, go to http://portal.microsoftonline.com and login using your Google ID in this format: [email protected] (so Kris Kringle who graduates in 2024 would login as [email protected]). Use your Google password as the account password.
When you start using the Office programs, it may ask for either an installation key or your office 365(work/school) account. THERE IS NO INSTALLATION KEY. Select to use your Office 365 (work/school) account as above with whatever you made your password.
If you are new to the district for the upcoming school year, all new accounts will be created in early August, and then ad hoc as students enroll during the school year.
Students: All school laptops borrowed from the Media Center must be returned by 2:30 each day.
To access school printers, students need to login to their CHROME browser with their school issued Google account (@ihsd.us). This will give them access to the Media Center printers, Career Center printer and the Language Lab printer from home or school - even in apps outside Chrome like Microsoft Word. The printers will just appear as selections available in their printer list.
BYO Technology Support
The District is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of any equipment not owned by the district. Equipment brought onsite by an individual is the sole responsibility of that person, including care, handling and safekeeping. District technical support is available to help students get connected to our network as well as school issued accounts. Repairs, upgrades, and other types of hardware/software maintenance will not be performed by district staff.
Graduating seniors should make plans to transfer their files saved on our domain servers. Google offers several different methods of transferring or downloading these files. Please refer to more detailed instructions.
Securly is our web filtering provider that helps keep staff and students safe here at Indian Hill Schools. It enables us to have control over what websites are available here at IH and allows us to keep the internet centered on learning and engagement. Web filtering is also required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Securly is required to be installed on all devices (including BYO machines) in order to access our network. In order to install Securly on a student device students will visit www.securly.com/ssl The site will autodetect the device's operating system and provide the appropriate set of instructions. The Securly certificate is only active when accessing Indian Hill's network. Technology department staff are available to assist students in installing the certificate on their devices as needed.