Category Archives: Mac/OSX

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.

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.

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.

Alfred’s EMT


Log in as “Danauser” on any lab machine.
Click on the “Groups” server shortcut in the Dock.


Log in with your student username and password.
Click “Connect”.


Select the “EMT” volume from the list of available shares.
Click “OK”.


Double-clik the “Essentials of Music” from within the “Alfred Music Publishing” folder.


(1) After the program loads, select your user name from the drop-down list.
(2) Use the password provided to you by your teacher.
(3) Click “Log In”