NEWS FROM TECHNOLOGY

Keep up-to-date with all of the IT news from your Technology Department by reviewing this page weekly. We will be continually updating this page to ensure you have the opportunity to see what is going on with Technology. Additionally, please feel free to comment on any of the News Articles, as we would enjoy the interaction and feedback.

October 2017

TECH NEWS: The New District Website is HERE!

  All District Staff,   Over the past several months, the Communications and Technology department have been working extremely hard to bring a new and improved website to the district. With all of those efforts, we are exited to share that the new district website is here and will be deployed the week of October 9th, 2017.   Additionally, we are very excited about the new look and layout, as well as the ease of use when scrolling through the information. Not on...
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September 2017

BUSINESS OFFICE NEWS: Important Benefits Information

Important Benefits Information - Action on Your Part is Required Once again, it is time to prepare for and participate in the Rock Island - Milan School District Annual Employee Benefits Enrollment being held from September 18th - October 13th, 2017. This year enrollment elections must be made for all core employer paid benefits and new voluntary benefit plans.  All employees should review their current coverage and employee information to ensure they have the co...
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TECH NEWS: Global Google Drive Outage

Google is having trouble with their Google Drive product this morning. This is affecting all RIMSD staff and students. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
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August 2017

TECH NEWS: Email Archives from August 2016 through December 2016 Deletion

On September 30th, 2017, the email archives from August 2016 through December 2016 will be deleted from the web client. However, you have plenty of time to back these folders up, on your own, by using the following steps located here. Once you have downloaded the folders, which will be in a Zip file, we recommend you store them on your district Google Drive.  
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TECH NEWS: How to Transfer Settings from Safari to Chrome

We would like the District to use Chrome as their Internet browser, other than times where reviewing reports in K12 is required. Therefore, if you are currently using Safari, here is how you would transfer your settings over to Chrome.  
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July 2017

SECURITY ALERT: New Phishing Campaign Spotted

A new phishing campaign sent spam messages requesting login information from RIMSD employees.
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TECH NEWS: Email Service Upgraded to v12

IceWarp Cloud Scheduled Maintenance July 15, 2017 1:00AM-4:00AM CDT   Our District email service was upgraded to an improved interface on July 15th. This upgrade provides several new features, however, if you notice you cannot view your email, your browser cache may need to be cleared. The Technology Department prefers that all users utilize Google Chrome for the Internet browser, except when requiring reports from the K12 system, as you will need to use IE for this task. Below ...
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June 2017
TECH NEWS: New Ransom-ware outbreak, what you should know.

TECH NEWS: New Ransom-ware outbreak, what you should know.

A new ransom-ware infection dubbed "Petya" is affecting systems and encrypting files across the globe.
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May 2017

TECH NEWS: JumpCloud RADIUS Maintenance Outage

On Sunday, June 4th 2017, from 11:00AM to 11:30AM JumpCloud will be conducting system maintenance on our RADIUS Service (the RIMSD wireless network), which will result in downtime for any user attemtping to connect. If you have any questions on this maintenance window please contact the Technology Department.
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TECH NEWS: New Service from Technology Called Live Learning Sessions

All,   By definition, Learning is the process of absorbing information in order to increase skills and abilities and make use of it under a variety of contexts. However, with all of the new systems that have been/will be put in place over several months, it may be difficult to absorb this information. Therefore, the Technology Department has created a service called Live Learning Sessions, which can be located on RIMnet, under the Technology section.    ...
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