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4th July 2017

Tip - Password protecting electronic documents

When sending electonic documents via email with private information, you should protect the documents with passwords. Then send the password and the password-protect document separately to the recipient(s). How to create Password-protected Word documents?

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March 2017

Tip - How do I manage personal information online?

As you become more confident in using the web, and start exploring things like online shopping or social media, you'll find that you need to share a range of personal information, such as your name, email address and credit card details, in order to access some information and services.

This personal data is very valuable, so just as you keep your personal documents safe at home or in your wallet, you also need to look after your personal information online.

Refer to our Tip - How do I manage personal information online?


March 2017

Tip - How to factory reset your browser

If your home page keeps changing back to another page, this might be a sign that your computer is infected with a virus. After you have updated your computer with the latest antivirus software, restore your browser home page.

Refer to our Tip - How to reset your browser


March 2017

Tip - Know your file types

Some types of files are more dangerous to download than others. The first step to protecting yourself from dangerous files is learning to recognise what it is you are actually downloading. The name and file extension can tell you a lot about a file.

Refer to our Tip - Know your file types


March 2017

Tip - Tips to protect your privacy

The more you know about your rights, the easier it will be for you to exercise them.

Refer to our Tips to protect your privacy


March 2017

Tip - Turning off peer to peer software

Peer to peer file sharing programs are designed to run in the background, constantly sharing files with other users online. The program may be using resources and bandwidth without your knowledge. Although there are some legitimate uses for peer to peer sharing, usually it is not a service you will need running all the time.

Refer to our Tip - Turning off peer to peer software


March 2017

Tip - BitTorrent clients and peer to peer file sharing

BitTorrent clients such Utorrent that allow you to download files shared as "torrents". Although making use of BitTorrent programs can be legitimate, there are some risks

Refer to our Tip - BitTorrent clients and file sharing


August 2016

Tip - Ransomware and fake email

Ransomware is a type of malware that makes your data such as documents and photos unavailable. Usually by scrambling (encrypting) the data so it is unusable. Then, offering to unscramble the data if you pay the ransom. Data recovery is not guaranteed after paying ransom.

Refer to our Tip - Ransomware and fake email


April 2016

Tip - How to check your WiFi security

To accompany our previous tip, guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network, we have created a tip on how to check your WiFi security.

Refer to our Tip - How to check your WiFi security


March 2016

Tip - Guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network

A wireless network (Wi-Fi) is a great way to be anywhere in your Kindergarten and connect your internet service. But it-s important to be aware when your wireless network is open to unauthorized use.
Just like the security lock on the kindergarten front door, the Wi-Fi network should be protected using a strong password. This is to prevent unauthorised access to your network and in turn, into to your confidential or personal files on computers or on a shared drive.
If the Wi-Fi connection is left open without password, anyone can connect to your Wi-Fi and access your data or degrade your connection speeds (refer to tip #3 for how to check).

Refer to our Tip - Guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network


Feb 2016

Tip - Scam email & fake websites

Important information for all Victorian kindergarten staff:

Further to our alerts regarding Cryptowall virus, many email users are being lured to sites such as fake Australia Post websites.
At a glance these sites appear legitimate but attempting to use the services will lead to downloading the CryptoWall virus.

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Jun 2015

Tip - Photo editing with Picture Manager (video tutorials)

Picture Manager is included in Microsoft Office Suite and can manage, edit, share and view your pictures from where you store them on your computer.

In the following video tutorials you will learn how to open Picture Manager to view your pictures and use the editing tools to adjust:

- brightness and contrast
- colour
- crop
- red-eye removal
- resize your picture

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Jun, 2015

Tip - Create Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines

In this tip you will learn how to...

1. Download our template -Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines
2. Save the document to your computer
3. Edit the text to create new words
4. Create new WordArt and format the text to have dotted lines

Read more...Tip - Create Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines


May, 2015

Tip - Phishing scams

-Phishing scams- or -spam- emails are designed to obtain sensitive information for malicious purposes.

Find out what to look for and best practice to keep your computer and information safe.

Find out more...Tip - Phishing scams


April, 2015

Tip - Create a website in Wordpress

Community based Kindergartens are eligible for free Web Publishing through the Kindergarten IT Program.

We offer Wordpress CMS website builder. It-s easy to use, you can choose a theme, add a banner image, change the colours, create & customise pages!

Find out how...Tip - Create a website in Wordpress


April, 2015

Tip - Search our website

We have loads of useful IT Tips & resources on our website.

Can't find what your'e looking for?

Click into the Search field at the top of our website, type your Keyword(s), e.g. iPad.
Click Search. Search results will appear listing the resources found on our website.

Read more...Tip - Search our website


March, 2015

Tip - Format the template for uploading multiple enrolments in KIM

In our training course Introduction to KIM, we cover how to format the .csv template to upload multiple child enrolments for a Single Service in KIM.

Read more...Tip - Format the template for multiple enrolments in KIM


March, 2015

Tip - iPad Apps for Early Learning

We have updated the list of suggested iPad Apps for Early Learning.

Click here for...Tip - iPad Apps for Early Learning (updated)


December, 2014

Tip - Protect your computer and data

The following computer maintenance tips can help protect your computer and all the data it holds: Tip - Protect your computer and data (December, 2014)


November, 2014

Tip -Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad

The iTunes program allows you to import CDs, manage and play music on your desktop computer. Once you have imported your music into iTunes you can create playlists of your favourite songs.

Read more... Tip -Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad


October, 2014

Tip - New Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme

We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Word

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Microsoft Word...
Tip -Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme


October, 2014

Tip - New Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme

We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Apple Pages.

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Pages on your iPad...
Tip - Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme


More IT Tips

Tip - Create an online presence for your Kindergarten (Nov, 2014)

Tip - Using Internet Search Engines effectively (Oct, 2104)

Tip - Troubleshooting Techniques (Aug, 2014)

Tip - Lock an iPad into one App (Jul, 2014)

Tip -Using your mouse scroll wheel (Jun, 2014)

Tip - Evernote (June, 2014)

Tip - Upgrade to a wireless (Wi-Fi) network (May, 2014)

Tip - Make text and icons appear larger on the screen (May, 2014)

Tip - Portfolio Templates for Word (Apr, 2014)

Tip - Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages (April, 2014)

Tip - Add Victorian Modern Cursive Script font in Word (Mar 2014)

Tip - Set up a Kindergarten Email Account in Outlook 2007 (Feb, 2014)

Tip - Set up a Kindergarten Email Account in Windows Mail (Feb, 2014)

Tip-Scan your computer for viruses (Feb, 2014)

Tip - Set up Kindergarten Email on your iPhone (Feb, 2014)

Tip - Set up Kindergarten Email on your iPad (Feb, 2014)

Tip - -I can-t turn the computer on, the screen is blank- (Jan, 2014)

Tip - File Sharing at your Kindergarten (Jan, 2014)

.Tip - Perform a file clean up! (Dec, 2013)

Tip - Create a Contact Group! (Dec, 2013)

Tip - Email photos using Windows Photo Gallery (Nov, 2013)

Tip - Can-t send emails? How to troubleshoot the issue (Nov, 2013)

Tip - Spam Email (Nov, 2013)

Tip - Think Green IT! (Oct, 2013)

Tip - Electronic File Management (Oct, 2013)

Tip - Prepare documents for email (Sep, 2013)

Tip - Format & Sum currency data in a Spreadsheet (Sep, 2013)

Tip - Web Browser Basics (Sep, 2013)

Tip - Create Letters or Labels using Mail Merge Wizard (Sep, 2013)

Tip - Caring for your computer (Aug, 2013)

Tip - iPad Apps for Early Learning (Aug, 2013)

Tip - Android Apps for Early Learning (Aug, 2013)

Tip - Create a Newsletter in Word 2007 (Jul, 2013)

Tip - Surge Protection (Mar, 2013)

Tip - Computer Virus, beware! (Feb, 2013)

Tip - Suggestions to help get your website found on the web (Jan, 2013)

Tip - Accessing emails through Webmail (Jan, 2013)

Tip - Lost Internet Connection, Can-t Send Email? (Dec, 2012)

Tip - Perform a File Backup (Nov, 2012)

Tip - Email clean up (Oct, 2012)

Tip - Preparing for the school holiday break (Sep, 2012)

Tip - Changing your Telephone Service Provider or Account details? (Aug, 2012)

Tip - Security and upgrading to a Wireless Network (Aug, 2012)

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