Monthly Archives: November 2014

Updating iOS With iTunes on a Computer

This guide will walk you through the process of updating your iPad or iPhone to the most recent iOS version using the desktop version of iTunes.
This will be especially useful for people who do not have enough space to update on the device itself. By using iTunes the update is downloaded to the computer and installed on the device from there instead of the having to delete content from your device in order to download the update.
As with any major software change, you should make sure that your device has completed a full backup on either iCloud or iTunes.

Backup to iCloud — before you begin this process.

Open iTunes and Find the Preferences for the Application


This step and the next step are mostly necessary for computers that are shared with multiple users or if it is on a computer that is not used by the same person as the iOS device to be updated.

(1) Open iTunes

(2) Navigate to the menu bar and click on iTunes on the upper left corner of your screen.
(3) Click on “Preferences…”

Turn Off Auto Sync


(1) Select “Devices” from the options on the top of the window that just opened.

(2) Make sure that there is a check mark next to “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”
These steps will make sure that the content from the computer does not sync over to the iPad.

Start the Update Process


Make sure at this step that the iPad is plugged into the computer using the charge/sync cable.

You may see an option to either “Set up as new” or “Restore from a backup”. Make sure to select “Set up as new” and this will not erase the data on your device. Otherwise click “Continue” to start the update process.

Locate the iPad in iTunes


Look for “iPad” in the top right corner of iTunes.

**If you have the sidebar view turned in iTunes you will see the name of your device listed there instead**

Tell iTunes to Update Your Device to the Most Recent Version


Make sure that you click “Update”. Do not click “Restore iPad…” as this will erase everything on the device.

Click “Update” to Confirm


Review Features and Agree to Terms & Conditions


Let iTunes Download the Update


iTunes may need to download the most recent version of the software if it does not currently have a local copy. This process may take a little while depending on the speed of your internet connection.

Let iTunes Run the Update


Follow the Steps on the iPad to complete the process


After these steps your iPad should be all up to date.

Back Up Notability to Google Drive

Step 1 of 3 – You are here
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This guide will walk you through the process of configuring your Google account to allow Notability to keep a backup of all your notes on Google Drive.

Locate the Notability settings


Tap log in next to Google Drive


Enter your e-mail and password


Tap Accept


Notability has to ask for permission to access information on your Google Account. This is an important step to make sure that you can properly back up all of your Notatbility notes. After you tap Accept you will be returned the the Manage Accounts page in the Notability settings.

Configure Google Drive Settings


(1) Select Auto-Backup
(2) Tap on the gear icon next to Google Drive

Configure Google Drive Settings (cont.)


With Google Drive backup you can configure a few different settings, but most people typically use the default settings.
(1) The default Destination Folder is /Notability/. Notability will create a folder called Notability in your Google Drive, but you may change this to any folder you’d like.
(2) Notability will backup in a variety of files formats, but PDF is the recommended if you want to be able to view the notes in other Apps.
(3) You can choose to backup all of your subjects or pick specific ones only.

Set Macintosh Screen Resolution for Projector


Click on the "Apple" menu, and select "System Preferences…"


Select "Displays" from the Hardware options.


(1) Be sure to select "Display" from the top menu options.
(2) FYI, you can disable screen "Mirroring" with this option.


800X600 is the default. Far too small.


(1) Select 1024×768 (70Hz, if given the option) to set the display to a more comfortable resolution.
If you have screen mirroring activated, this may distort the display on your main computer, but will look correct on the SmartBoard.
***PLEASE NOTE*** After making this change, you WILL have to re-calibrate your SmartBoard. This setting should be retained whenever you connect your projector, so you should not have to change this setting again.

Set Default Mail Account (iOS)

This guide will walk you through the process of chaning your Default mail account so that when you share a document or website from Safari, Notability, etc. you can make sure it is sent from your addresss.

Open Settings


Open the “Settings” app from your homescreen.

Changing Mail, Contacts and Calendars Settings


(1) Navigate to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” on the left side navigtion.
(2) Check to see what you have named your Dana Hall account. **This was done when you first set-up your e-mail account. Yours may not be called “Dana Hall” **
(3) Tap “Default Account”

Set Default Account


Make sure to tap on the accont name that you identified from the previous step.
Now when you share a document you can be sure it will send from your Dana Hall account and not your personal.

DiLL Teacher Software install

Use “Managed Software Update” to install the DiLL Student and Teacher software.
Access your files on the DiLL file server.


Open a new Finder window, then Select (1) Applications, (2) Utilities, then (3) Managed Software Update.
Double-click Managed Software Update to acivate it.


In the top section (1) you will see a list of software to be installed up updated.
Below that, you should see a button called (2) “Optional software…” click that.


(1) Check BOTH the “DiLL Client 1.6.9” and “DiLL_Teacher_Software” install items.
(2) Click “Update software list…”


(1) Notice that the DiLL software has been added to the list of software that will be installed.
(2) Please note, that this software installation will force a restart when it is complete. (save and close all files)
(3) Click “Update now” to begin the installation process.


The Managed Software Update application will warn you that you will now need to log out and update.


The system will log you out and the softwre install will begin. This process should onyl take about a minute. Please do not stop the process, or close your laptop lid.
Your computer will restart when the process is complete.


In the Applications folder, you will now see:
DiLL Catalog Manager
DiLL Client
DiLL Lab Controller
and a “DiLL Teachers Guide” instructional PDF.

To access the DiLL file server (formerly Sanako Server)


In the Finder, select the “Go” menu, and click “Connect to Server…”


In the “Server Address:” filed, enter:
Click “Connect”


Click on the “Faculty” share, then click “OK”.


The Faculty share will mount to your Computer, and you can then access your files.

Default Mail Handler

Change how “mailto” links are handled in the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.

How to set your “mailto” email link handling in Firefox and Google Chrome.



In Firefox: (1) Click on the “Firefox” application menu.
(2) Select “Preferences…”




Log in to your Dana GMail account.
(1) Click on the “handler” icon (double-diamond) in the right or the URL address bar.


In the resulting popup:
(1) Select “Use Dana Hall School Mail”
(2) Click “Done”.

Dana Lab Workstation Login

danauser Lab and Cart workstation access

Dana Hall is changing the way the general use Apple workstations in the Labs and Carts are configured. This will improve overall stability for everyday tasks. We are moving to a single user model for everyday access, with specific “projectuser” accounts to be set up for ongoing student projects that require storage of files on the workstation. Students will still be required to save to the Student’s file server instead of the local Desktop or Documents folders.

Log in


Log in as either “danauser” or “projectuser”
“danauser” has no password
“projectuser” password would be issued to you by your teacher

Connect to shares


Connect to “Student_Homes” or “Student_Groups” via the shortcuts in the Dock.

Connect to shares


When prompted, enter YOUR personal Username and Password, then click “Connect”.

Access shared volumes


The Server volumes will mount to your Desktop for easy access.

Access your personal data.


Access your files by opening the “Homes” share, then find your User folder from the list. You can then see your individual Desktop, Documents, Movies, etc.
Do not save files to the Desktop folder of the workstation, as they will be deleted permanently when the next user logs in.
If you need to save a file and the “Homes” share is not available, save to the “Documents” folder on the workstation and contact the Tech Department immediately.

**TIP** When browsing the list of student usernames, type the first few letters of your username and the selection will jump to your name.

Log out to end your session


When you are finished with your session on this computer, select “Log Out danauser…” from the Apple Menu.