Technology Team

Technology Operations

This page is a way for us to pass along useful technical tips as well as providing updated information as the product changes. Any new technical notices will be posted in the latest information section.  A permanent part of this page will be links to the RDS clients and District Skyward URL's. As well as the Workstation requirements at the bottom of the page.

Latest Information

Windows 7 computers that do not have at least the RDS 8.0 client will need to have the prerequisite hotfix and updated client below installed. Windows 8 and 10 computers already have updated clients.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2592687/remote-desktop-protocol-rdp-8-0-update-for-windows-7-and-windows-serve

Internet Explorer 11 will have one less user name/password screen. Firefox and Chrome will require users to enter their credentials an extra time. MS Edge is not recommended.
MAC users need to install the latest RDS client from the MAC store.
 

ZOOM

To retain the ability to shadow users and assist them within the web client we are using the Zoom tool. To be able to do so requires a Zoom client install on district computers see the link below.

https://zoom.us/download

 

Skyward Links to remember:

Bookmark website - Below is a link to Skyward bookmarks for all of NWRDC's districts.  This link can also be accessed at the bottom, right hand side of every page on this site, under Additional Links/Member School District Skyward Links.

http://bookmark.nwrdc.wa-k12.net

The Bookmark site has been updated to include links for RDS clients.
 

WESPaC and IEP Online Work Station Requirements

Select this link for a printable workstation requirements file

J.C. Sain - ASP Infrastructure Support Analyst
jsain@nwrdc.net