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on a desert island..

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by thai_angel, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. thai_angel

    thai_angel New commenter

    I have just moved to a new school in the sticks/jungle in a developing country that has a room full of computers and no network printer. None of the students have accounts or network folders, we are using G-suite to save work at the moment. The computers reset each time they are switched off. How easy (at no cost) would it be to set up so the students can logon each time they use the computer? Also creating school emails for all the students? all advice is welcome as are tutorials I can follow to do this.
  2. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    cheapest and quickest way - If you're using G suite anyway, is it G Suite for Education ( which is free for schools)? If not sign up for that. As administrator you can set the students up with emails and they will have their own logins. Assuming you have a reliable internet connection, use this as your network storage. Get a cheap B&W laser printer and connect it to your router (google for instructions for the printer you've got).

    When you say the computers reset each time they switch off, do you mean their desktops are not saved?
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  4. thai_angel

    thai_angel New commenter

  5. thai_angel

    thai_angel New commenter

    ....nothing is saved, some of the computers have to have the clock reset bios before we can even boot up. the reason for this is the act tech guy said they had a problem with viruses. I have taken to using google drive so the students have somewhere to store their work.
  6. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Sounds like yout
    Not convinced about the virus excuse. Sounds more like the CMOS battery is dead. Replace these and see if that fixes some of the problems. If there is a virus problem, consider wiping the hard drive and installing Linux on them (as it's free and you'll be less prone to virus/malware)

    Sign up for the education package at Google to give your students and yourself unlimited online storage.

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