Keeping School Data Safe

Personal data is anything that can identify a living person, so as teachers we have, and produce, a great deal of this. The policy that is produced by the school is there to give you guidance in a Bryanston context, but please remember that data protection is a matter of law and breaches carry very…

iOS Updates

When did you last update your iPad? Honestly?? Apple issues iOS updates every few months, and it is important to keep your iPad up to date, to make sure you’re getting the latest bug fixes, and that apps work the way they are supposed to.  iOS updates are really easy to do. Here’s how… Plug…

Coming soon…

So what can you expect to see on here in the coming weeks? Well, a focus on collaborative learning tools such as Socrative, Quizlet and Padlet, and how they are being used in various areas of the school. There will be some information about new technologies and services that the school is using, and how…

Help! The internet is broken!!

Well, possibly not the whole internet… Some people are having problems when opening a browser, and the homepage doesn’t load. The most common reason for this is that your browser is set to the wrong address for the Intranet home page. To fix the problem: Open Safari and then click on the word ‘Safari’ in…

Office 2016 – what’s new?

Over Easter, the new version of Office has been put onto all the school desktop computers, so you might notice that things look a bit different. Panic not, however, as the biggest difference is exactly that – it looks a bit different. The functionality is essentially the same, and although there are some rather nifty…

Upgrading to Office 2016 on your laptop

If you use a Bryanston laptop, you’ll need to upgrade your version of Office to 2016 using Self Service. It is really important that you quit all the Office applications before you start. The video below will show you how to do it – the whole process takes about 20 minutes, and is simple to do…

My email looks different…

There’s been some email jiggery pokery going on over the Easter holidays, and you’ll find that when you log in to the WebMail, it looks a little different. However, unless you were using the old version of the WebMail, this is the only change that you should see – hurrah! If you were still using the…