Technology Toolkit for Administrators
The purpose of this website is to provide information to support you as a campus administrator.
How do I install a printer or copier?
Click here for instruction on how to install a network printer on your computer.
uniFLOW SecurePrint is a “Find-Me” printer that will hold your print job until you go to a printer(Canon) to release it regardless of location. “Find-Me” lets you go to any uniFLOW canon in the district to release your job. Holding your job until you are there helps avoid waste, mix-ups, or privacy concerns. This creates a more secure system for data, saves the district money with centralized printing costs, and is environmentally responsible by lowering our carbon footprint.
Click here for easy-to-follow instructions on how to print with uniFLOW.
How do I change my office phone's voicemail message?
For principals, teachers, and staff:
Dial your district phone number.
Once your voicemail picks up press *
You will hear “Enter your ID (extension of your district phone) Followed by #”
You will hear “Enter your pin followed by #”
Press 2 to access your mailbox
At this point you have accessed your mailbox. Go ahead and press # followed by a * to cancel the submenu
Press 4 for setup options. At this point you will hear the option to change your voicemail greeting
If the campus voicemail only needs to be changed:
Campus principal sends an audio recording to email@example.com
How do I monitor browsing history for students at my campus using ContentKeeper?
ContentKeeper is the district's website filtering system for students.
Access ContentKeeper by navigating to filter.nisdtx.org.
Use the ContentKeeper Administrator Guide to:
View student browsing history
To request an activity report, submit a HelpDesk ticket.
View blocked sites that students have tried to browse*
See usage trends for your campus
See “top” sites in multiple categories
*The items above will show up on the report, however, it doesn’t indicate that the student successfully browsed/viewed them.
How do I put a student on Chromebook Restricted Mode in order to limit their technology access?
As you navigate parent conversations, the goal is to provide the students with the least restrictive environment. All information regarding student devices can be found on our students device section of Northwest ISD website. If you need to move a student to restricted mode, please put in a helpdesk. Only principals and assistant principals can use these instructions to move students to restricted mode. If you are unable to put in a helpdesk, please reach out to x81000.
Administrator on the Go
How do I view campus camera footage using Avigilon Control Center?
Avigilon is your campuses camera software.
To access video footage on your laptop:
Use these instructions to install this software on your laptop.
Then, use these instructions to learn how to use this software.
To also access video footage on a phone or iPad,
Avigilon cloud services can be requested via a HelpDesk ticket.
Once that is processed, you will be provided with a link via your NISD email to setup your web client access to your campus cameras.
Download the "ACC Mobile 3" app and within the App Store.
For additional assistance with this software please contact HelpDesk.
How do I make phone calls on-the-go using my district phone number from a personal cell phone?
Download the WebEx App!
Web Ex for making phone calls from your mobile app is ready! The end result is that you can take office calls on your cell phone using the Web Ex app. If you need to call a parent, but can’t be at your desk, this app is for you.
Go to your app store and download the app named “Webex”. This is NOT the Webex Meeting. Log in with your NISD credentials and you are ready to go.
Instructions for installing WebEx
Disclaimer: Please know this is a supplemental tool and not intended to replace your desk phone. Additionally, the WebEx app is not intended for 911 calls.
For additional assistance with this software please contact HelpDeskat 81000
How do I use a VPN to remotely access recources like eSchool Plus or eFinance from home?
eSchool Plus (NOT Teacher Access Center) and eFinance are more secure products that require the use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). If you need to access those sites, you can join the VPN by clicking here to see instructions.
Where can I find eSchoolPlus resources for Administrators?
Explore the Data Loop website for information, instructional videos, and documents for District Administrative Staff Member; this is designed to support campus administrators. Direct additional questions to the Data Services department.
What eSchool (Teacher Access Center) resources are available for Teachers?
Explore the TAC Resources website available at TACresources.nisdtx.org for attendance, gradebook, progress reports, report cards, and more!
Direct additional questions to the Data Services department.
How do I send emails to parents, staff, and students using ParentSquare?
ParentSquare is the district communication platform.
Access ParentSquare through the Portal.
Explore these resources for how to post create a post, send a message, make a group, and more.
How do I use the campus PA system, also known as Informacast?
InformaCast Fusion is cloud-based, on-premises and mobile device notification system that allows you to send messages comprised of text, audio, images, and confirmations to your defined recipients. Recipients are any combination of individual users, anonymous users, applications, Cisco IP phones, IP speakers, and computers running the InformaCast Desktop Notifier.
How do I adjust my Zoom settings to feel like a webinar?
As a licensed Zoom user you can still create a Zoom meeting for up to 300 people for an unlimited time by changing the default settings for a “webinar feel”. To successfully adjust these setting please review this resource.
If a true webinar is needed, enter the details of your request here.
How do I report Phishing emails?
At times, malicious attacks or phishing emails come through that try to get information from employees by getting them to click on harmful links or attachments. NIISD employees can watch this video to learn how to use the Mimecast menu to report phishing.
How do I share student data safely and securely?
All new files you create or upload into Google Drive are protected, encrypted for security, and only accessible by YOU as the default. Click here to learn how to share safely from Google Drive.
Northwest ISD has specified three classes below based on TEA recommended Categories: High Risk, Confidential, and PublicPolicy. Click here to review classifications.
What processes and standards should I follow when purchasing hardware, software, digital tools, or materials?
Can I Buy This? - Resource Purchasing Steps for NISD Staff
When establishing initial contact with a vendor or provider of a digital platform, digital textbook, digital materials, or other digital resources, these “make or break” questions will let you know if the resource can be used in NISD.
We have a Technology Standards Page that will assist you in purchasing technology equipment.
Refer to the Technology Requisition Procedures infographic as a cheat sheet for purchasing procedures; this has also been shared with the campus office manager.