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FAQ - Students

I have my laptop with me in class. How do I get on the Internet now?

Answer: Most laptops or other personal devices (smart phones), will detect a wireless connection when you are near one. Most of the time your technology tool will ask you if you would like to join the network. When prompted, choose TigerGuest from the list.

My laptop is not prompting me to choose a wireless network. Is there another way to connect?

Answer: In the settings menu of your device, there is usually an icon for a network, go to this icon and choose the TigerGuest from the list or prompt your computer to look for wireless networks in range. Always consult your devices’ owner’s manual for exact directions for accessing a wireless network.

I brought my iPad to school to use in the classroom, but my teacher said I couldn’t use it in her classroom. Can I still use it?

Answer: The teacher in the classroom is the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use your technology tool, then you should follow those directions. Access is only available, not guaranteed for each classroom situation.

I just can’t get my laptop to connect to the network. Can I get some help from someone?

Answer: Resources may be available to help you connect to the TigerGuest on campus; however, you will need to consult with a technology advisor for these resources. It is not the responsibility of your teachers or other Fort Gibson District staff to troubleshoot individual devices during the school day. Check your owner’s manual for issues concerning connectivity.

I need to save my work. Where Should I save my work?

Answer: You can access Google Drive and save your work in folders created by you. f you do not know your login credentials ask your teacher.

How do I print my work?

Answer: You can use the school desktop computers to print your work.Currently BYOD & 1:1 machines are not configured to print.

My laptop was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?

Answer: Bringing your own technology tools to school can be useful, however some risks are involved as well. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number to have in case of theft. Fort Gibson School District is not responsible for the theft of a device nor are we responsible for any damage done to the device while at school. Any time a theft occurs, you should contact a school administrator to make him/her aware of the offense.

Why am I filtered on my own computer? Shouldn’t I be able to see what I want to on my own device?

Answer: Student filtering is a requirement of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered, regardless of the tool you use to access it while in a public school. Your laptop or phone is the device, the network you are using while at school belongs to Fort Gibson School District and will be filtered.

Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use Policy I signed at the beginning of the school year even though this is my own personal computer?

Answer: Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy for Fort Gibson School District remains in effect even when you are using your own laptop, smart phone, iPad etc. Violating the terms of the AUP would be a student code of conduct violation and would be dealt with by an administrator. You can review this policy here: Acceptable Use Policy

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