Welcome to the OPS Get Started page!  This page is designed to help students, teachers, and staff setup and configure their device to use OPS provided resources like email, Google Apps for Education, and other resources.  It is also designed for those who just need a refresher on how to setup and find technology related items.  

Accessing Your Email

 Access email on the web

To check your email from the web visit http://outlook.office365.com and login with your email address and OPS password.

OR

On the OPS website, https://owensboro.kyschools.us, under "Staff" on the main menu, click "OPS Email" and login with your email address and OPS password.

 Use Outlook to access email

 Set up email on a mobile device

Follow the steps on this web page: Set up Office apps and email on a mobile device
Office 365 is the type of email account or "provider" for your school email.


Filewave

What is the Filewave Kiosk?

The Filewave Kiosk is used to install software, printers, and other items.  The Filewave Kiosk should be the first place you look if need something installed on your device.

The Filewave Kiosk on a Mac

  • Click on the red Filewave icon on the toolbar in the upper right of the screen

  • Click on "Install Software"

  • Click "Install" next to the item you would like to install. When the item is installed the button will change to "Installed".

The Filewave Kiosk on a PC

  • Click on the red Filewave icon in notification area in the bottom right of the screen.

  • Click "Install" next to the item you would like to install. When the item is installed the button will change to "Installed".

Google Drive

Google Icon Google Drive; what is it and what you need to know.

With Google Drive, you can upload and store all your files online.  You can access them from any computer, smartphone, or tablet that has an internet connection.  This makes Google Drive an excellent choice to preserve your important data.

All OPS staff and students have a Google Apps account.  Just use your OPS email address and password when signing into Google Drive or any other Google App.  All staff and students have unlimited storage in Google Drive.

Once the Google Drive app is installed get into the habit of making sure the Google Drive App is running on your computer.  If the app is not running some of your files may not be synced.

On a Mac the Google Drive icon will be in the toolbar at the top of the screen if it is running.

On a PC the Google Drive icon will be in the notification area in the bottom right corner of the screen.

If you do not see the icon try reopening the Google Drive App.  

If the icon is grayed out, click on the icon and make sure you are signed in or that you have access to the internet.

Please visit the Google Apps Learning Center for more information on Google Drive.

Google Icon Setting up Google Drive.

Google Icon Sharing from Google Drive.

The Google Support website does a really good job of explaining how to share files and folders from Google Drive.


Please be careful when sharing files and folders.  Make sure you set the correct permissions on the files and folders you share.


 


More Information

 Need Technology Support?

If you need assistance with any technology related issue including technology purchasing please submit a ticket on our Technology Web Help Desk website and your school tech and/or district tech will assist you as soon as possible.

Click here for instructions on how to submit a ticket if you need help.

How do I add School Printers?

To add a printer open the Filewave Kiosk to see if the printer you want to add is listed.  If it is listed click "Install".  If the printer is not listed, and you would like it to be in the Filewave Kiosk please submit a technology ticket.  Please see below for more detailed instructions:

These instructions are for Mac users only.  If you use a PC and need help adding a printer please submit a technology ticket and we will be happy to assist you.

Click on the Filewave icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen and then click "Install Software...".

To limit the list to only printers click on "install Printers" on the left side of the Filewave Kiosk.

Click "Install" next to any printer you would like to add to your Mac. If you add a Ricoh copier make sure you also Install the "Create Ricoh User Preset"

If you install a Ricoh printer please follow these simple instructions to setup the Ricoh User Preset to allow you to print to the Ricoh.  You will only have to do this once.  In Word or TextEdit click "File" in the menu bar then "Print..."

Make sure the Ricoh you wish to print to is selected in the "Printer:" field.  Then in the "Presets:" field select "Ricoh".

Then print your document.  The Ricoh preset setting will be saved for that Ricoh printer for all applications.  If you install multiple Ricoh printers you will need to set the Ricoh preset for each one.

 Staff Website Links


Taking Care of Your Device

Proper Care

Here are some helpful reminders on how to care for your district assigned device:

  • Keep all food and drinks away from your district assigned device.
  • Do not eat over or near your district assigned device.
  • Absolutely NO stickers, writing, decals, markings, etc. on the device.
  • How to Clean Your Device

    MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad, or iMac:

  • Use a lint free cloth (terry cloth, microfiber cloth) and moisturizer-free, unscented, hand sanitizer to clean the device including the screen.
  • DO NOT use paper towels or tissues.
  • Put the hand sanitizer on the lint free cloth first, DO NOT put hand sanitizer directly on device. Wipe down the device with the lint free cloth.

  • All other devices:

  •  To clean the screen of your device please click this link and follow the instructions.
  • To clean everything but the screen use a lint free cloth (terry cloth, microfiber cloth) and moisturizer-free, unscented, hand sanitizer.
  • DO NOT use paper towels or tissues.
  • Put the hand sanitizer on the lint free cloth first, DO NOT put hand sanitizer directly on device. Wipe down the device with the lint free cloth.
  • What if my Device Gets Damaged?

    Accidents happen.  The important thing is to tell someone in the technology department immediately.  Even if you think the damage is minimal it is vital to inform the technology department so we can inspect the device and minimize the damage to the device.

    Liquid spilled on or near your device must not be ignored!  If liquid is spilled on or near your device do not assume since the device is still running everything is ok.  Even a small amount of liquid can ruin a device.  

    Think you'll be fine letting your device dry out after a liquid spill?  Think again, once the liquid has dried, yes your device may still work for a day, a week, a month, maybe even a year, BUT the additives in the liquid are still on the device and over time these additives deteriorate the circuitry of the device and can eventually cause irreversible damage to the device.  Notifying someone in the technology department as soon as possible when a liquid spill occurs, no matter how small, can prevent such damage from occurring.


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