IT for Students
The following insturctions are for students logging on to the school computers for the first time.
Turn on the Computer
In some cases you may have to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys all at the same time to allow you to log in.
Login as Student
If someone else is logged in already choose #Other account" then type
then press "enter" (key with a bent arrow on it)
Find the school website
Google Our Lady's College, Drogheda or just type ourladys.ie in the address bar.
Click on the Email link on the homepage, the green button on the right belwo the banner picture slideshow.
Otherwise type portal.office.com in the address bar.
Sign In to Office 365
You may have to click on Other User or similar.
It will ask you to update your password. First type the initial password in the box that says Current Password. Then create a password that has at least 8 characters including at least one big letter, one small letter and one number. Do not use part of your name or date of birth or anythin easy to guess.
Remember to write down your password and keep it safe and sectet from all others, except perhaps your parents, as you are responsible for all emails sent in your name.
Set up Office 365
Once you are logged in for the first time the system asks you to set up your language (choose English (Ireland) ), your time zone (choose 0:00 Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon) your screensaver etc. and your signature. Make a fiormal signature to save you having to type your name at the end of each email e.g.
Practice sending e-mails to other students.
Set up your calendar
Check out OneDrive
Clcik on the hamburger and choose OneDrive. Look in Shared with me to see if someone has shared files with you.
Logins on the Student Network
On Windows 7 computers, on the student (olc) network, students or teachers should log in as follows:
Username: olc\username, where username is normally firstnamesurname with no punctuation or special characters e.g. "olc\aineoreilly".
Password: pres. Passwords are normally reset to 'pres' at the start of each year, and students must reset this password on first use.
If a student has forgotten their password temporary login is available as explained on a notice on the door of each computer room. Their work will be saved in a general student folder and will not be private.
A list of usernames is available in a folder on the teacher`s desk in each computer room.
On the student network (olc\) students should save their work to the H: drive, not to the Documents folder. Saving to the Documents folder saves it to that machine only and their work will not be available if a student logs on to a different machine.
To save to the H: drive:
Open "My Computer" and click on the Folders icon near the top.
Underneath the Computers folder, as a subfolder of it (you may have to click on the + symbol) find the drive marked H as:
where username is the student`s name e.g.
Within the H: drive students can make a Documents folder etc. as they wish.
[J. Loughran, Sept. 2012]