The MISD provides secure network accessible storage space on staff servers so each employee can save important documents. Items such as self-created documents should be saved to this location. By saving your files to your Private Network Folder you're insuring their security in the event something happens to your computer.
Your credentials should work on any MISD owned Macintosh.
Once logged in you should find these two folders on the dock.
1) Represents your Private Network Folder "PNF" where you should save your job related files. The files within this folder are securely saved and backed up so they are not lost even if something were to happen to your computer.
2) TeacherShare is used to share files with your fellow teachers across the district and is available to every professional staff member. TeacherShare is not a private folder. Any files saved to this folder will be accessible to anyone within this group of employees.
If you're having difficulty locating these folders hovering your mouse over the items in the Dock will cause their names to appear.
If your PNF does not mount on your computers Dock or on your Desktop you can manually connect by following these steps. Please also let the help desk know these folders are not automatically mounting by calling 7777.
When you click on either of these folders a popup window will appear showing you the contents of the folder.
By right-clicking on either of these folders a popup list will appear showing you various options for how these folders show their data. Feel free to experiment with these settings but be aware that these particular settings will revert to their defaults the next time you log into the computer.
It's nice to have access to your PNF and TeacherShare from the Dock but it's often more convenient to be able to access these from your Finder window.
1) In the open Finder window make sure you have the Column view button selected.
You'll now have two folders in the side bar with your username as their name.
1) One of the biggest advantages to adding your PNF to your Sidebar of your Finder windows is access to your PNF while in any Open or Save dialog box. This makes it easy to save and open documents from those menus as you work.
You should only save or backup files to your Private Network Folder that you normally save to your desktop or document folders.
Media files such as tunes, pictures and videos should not be backed up to your Private Network Folder. Media files take up too much space to be able to store them on our staff servers. If you need to back up these files please burn them to CD's using the build-in CD-RW drive or use any other external device you have access to.
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