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Showing posts from December, 2019

Follow up FAQ from Securly update

We've been getting a lot of questions about my last post and Securly Certificate installation and personal cell phones/mobile devices, so I want to provide you with a few of the more prevalent questions and answers to those.  1. Do I have to have Securly on my phone.  No, you do not have to have the Securly Certificate on your cell phone. You do not have to connect your cell phone to the CCSD network here on Campus if you don't want to. Also, if you do want to connect to the CCSD network, you should still be able to access email from a mail app (gmail, apple mail, etc) or a calendar application (Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, etc) from your phone without the Securly certificate installed. 2. Some of us have noticed recently that we are unable to do a search on chrome when connected to the wireless. It says connection not private or something like that. Any idea why? Will this update help?  If you want to connect to the CCSD network and do searches on Safari, Chrome, e

Securly update - Must implement to access internet on campus

We utilize Securly as our content filtering solution to meet CIPA  (Child Internet Protection Act). The version of Securly that we use is a certificate based filter and devices that want to access the internet on our Campus network need the certificate installed on the device along with authentication with your @crprairie account. Securly has issued a new certificate that must be installed on any machine that accesses the internet on our network. This must be done by January 1, 2020. So, whether that is your mobile smart phone, school issued device, or anything else. Updated certificates and installers can be found on our website here: We have already updated student Chromebooks and MacBooks for HS students. We will work with building tech staff to update iPads and MacBooks that elementary schools may have. Please reach out if you have any issues or questions!

Google Voice - update

Well, sometimes Google does great things for education and sometimes they don't... We've received a few inquires about Google Voice no longer working for folks and we want to provide an update on what we know. Google is not providing Voice accounts for G Suite users (company or school) for free any longer. We found this information from a college that has G Suite What that means, we (tech department) can't get back or help you with Google Voice any longer. If you account goes away, which they (Google) seem to be starting to deactivating accounts, we can't get them back. One thing you can do is set up a Google Voice account for a personal email and use that if you still wish to use Google Voice. This seems to still be an option for folks. Sorry we weren't able to be ahead of this, but we haven't seen anything from Google specifically outlining that a change was made...