IT Status & Updates

  • ChromeOS Devices Will Require FISD WiFi When On-Campus

    Posted by Howard Carlin on 1/24/2023 4:30:00 PM

    Beginning February 1st, Forney ISD chromeOS devices will give strong preferential behaviour to the Forney ISD WiFi network. This means that if a Forney ISD device is in range of the FISD WiFi, it will not allow users to switch to a different network, including a personal hotspot. Once the device leaves campus, or in the event the FISD network is down, the device will be allowed to connect to other networks.

    The reason for this change is that it effectively stops the use of personal hotspots in our schools and ensures that students and staff are always operating inside the safety constraints of our network web-filtering.
     
    If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about this change, please submit a Help Desk request.
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  • Service Outage: Canvas

    Posted by Kathy Kimbrough on 1/23/2023 10:50:00 AM

    Forney ISD IT is currently investigating reports of Canvas being unavailable. We are working with their tech support to resolve the issue ASAP.

    More updates to follow.

     

    Update 1/23/2023

    Site is backup and available for login. 

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  • New Forney ISD BYOD WiFi

    Posted by Howard Carlin on 1/13/2023 8:15:00 AM

    Forney ISD has long allowed staff and faculty to connect personal (BYOD) devices to our FISD network. To improve our infrastructure systems, Forney ISD IT is modifying this process and has new instructions (linked below) for staff to connect their personal device to our district WiFi.

    WiFi: How to Connect a Personal Device

    All staff who utilize our complimentary WiFi need to follow these instructions to move from the "FISD" network to the "FISD BYOD" network before Wednesday, January 18th. After this date, all non-FISD devices will no longer connect to the "FISD" WiFi network.

    Update (Jan 19th, 8:30AM)

    As previously communicated, changes to the "FISD" network were completed last night and all personal (BYOD) devices must now use the "FISD BYOD" network.

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