Data Security

  • It's more important than ever to protect your computer/online accounts and student data! Account and data breaches can have long-lasting effects professional and personal lives.
    Here are some simple, important things you can do to protect your account and student data:
    - Lock your computer whenever you leave it, even for a minute!
         Windows = Windows + L keys
         Mac Desktop = Control + Shift + Eject
         Mac Laptop = Control + Shift + Power
         Chromebook = Click the padlock icon in the status area menu
         Tablets = Press the power button without holding it too long
    - Never give your password to anyone!
         We often hear about people giving their password to a coworker because it's the only way they know how to get a particular piece of work done. Never do this. Call the technology help desk and describe the work. The technology department can make sure that every employee has the access they need to get work done using their own accounts. Sharing account information with others can lead to data breaches that the account holder will be held accountable for. Careers can be ruined in these cases, so don't let this happen to you.
    - Make sure your password is strong!
         Go to at any time to change your password or help a student reset their password. The minimum requirements for passwords at this time are 8 characters, 1 capital, and 1 number.
    - Never ask others to give their password to you, not even students!
         Students should not share their passwords, even with adults. We have ways to reset their password if necessary, so we should never maintain lists of student passwords and we should always require students to change their password from the default. Yes, even kindergarteners.