New, free training courses are now available

New training courses are now available for nominated contacts from both LGfL / TRUSTnet connected schools to attend. The courses cover a wide range of the services included in the LGfL / TRUSTnet bundle and are available for both technical and non-technical staff alike to help ensure you are getting the best from your service.

Training Courses are now available to book via myUSO, not the support site as has been the case in the past.

If you are not already using myUSO in school why not consider attending the myUSO training course? Free for all staff (not just for Nominated Contacts) the myUSO course will help ensure you are using the myUSO range of cloud-based services and resources such as online storage, file sharing, secure file exchange and online homework apps to the fullest.

The training is hosted at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington, is free to attend, and also includes a complimentary lunch!

Please see below a list of the available dates for the Winter.

17th May 2017 – Web filtering using WebScreen2.0 for Nominated Contacts

6th June 2017 – How to use myUSO

28th June 2017 – USO Basics for Nominated Contacts

For further information on any of the courses or to reserve a place please click the link below.

https://my.uso.im/training/booktrainingnc.aspx

Many thanks,

The Training Team at Atomwide

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New Training Courses for LGfL and TRUSTnet Schools

New training courses are now available for nominated contacts from both LGfL and TRUSTnet connected schools to attend. The courses cover a wide range of the services included in the LGfL bundle and are available for both technical and non-technical staff alike.

The training is hosted at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington, is free to attend, and also includes a complimentary lunch!

Please see below a list of the available dates for the Spring.

28th June 2016 – Training for Primary School Nominated Contacts (non-technical staff)

30th June 2016 – Training for Primary School Nominated Contacts (for technical staff)

5th July 2016 – Training for Secondary School Nominated Contacts

7th July 2016 – Web filtering using WebScreen 2.0 for Nominated Contacts

For further information on any of the courses or to reserve a place please visit the support site, relevant links below.

LGfL Schools

https://support.lgfl.org.uk/secure/training/bookcourse.aspx

TRUSTnet Schools

https://support.trustnet.pro/secure/training/bookcourse.aspx

Many thanks,

The Training Team at Atomwide

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New Training Course Dates for the Spring

New training courses are now available for nominated contacts from both LGfL and TRUSTnet connected schools to attend. The courses cover a wide range of the services included in the LGfL bundle and are available for both technical and non-technical staff alike.

The training is hosted at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington, is free to attend, and also includes a complimentary lunch!

Please see below a list of the available dates for the Spring.

21st April 2016 – Training for Primary School Nominated Contacts (non-technical staff)

26th April 2016 – Training for Primary School Nominated Contacts (for technical staff)

28th April 2016 – Training for Secondary School Nominated Contacts

05th May 2016 – Web filtering using WebScreen 2.0 for Nominated Contacts

For further information on any of the courses or to reserve a place please visit the support site, relevant links below.

LGfL Schools

https://support.lgfl.org.uk/secure/training/bookcourse.aspx

TRUSTnet Schools

https://support.trustnet.pro/secure/training/bookcourse.aspx

Best wishes,

The Training Team at Atomwide

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Training course on web filtering using WebScreen 2.0

Atomwide will be offering a half-day training course devoted specifically to configuring filtering settings using WebScreen 2.0 – the filtering system integrated with the LGfL 2.0 Virgin Media network. The course will offer an overview of system features and the opportunity to create filtering policies for IP-based and per-user based filtering during the session. A significant portion of time will be devoted to a question and answer session to ensure those attending attain a high level of understanding of how to best make use of the system.

The course is open only to Nominated Contacts from schools that have already switched over to the Virgin Media network or schools that have a confirmed installation date that is no later than one week after the course date. Those attending should ensure that filtering admin permissions are granted to their USO accounts prior to the course date.

Training will take place at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington on Thursday 3 November between 9.30am and 12.30pm. To book your place please visit the course bookings page in the LGfL USO support site.

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Nominated Contact training courses

Due to ongoing demand, Atomwide is announcing further dates for additional Primary School and Secondary School Nominated Contact training courses. All courses are currently specific to LGfL 2.0-subscribing schools and their London LA Advisors, and will take place at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington.

Anyone who has attempted to reserve a place and found that all available courses were fully booked can now revisit the Course bookings page in the USO Support Site and apply for a place on one of the newly announced dates.

Anyone who is unable to reserve a place on these courses is advised to revisit the page periodically as more course dates will continue to be published on an ongoing basis. Additionally, cancellations do occur so it is possible that a course that is currently fully booked may have a space open up. It is therefore useful to revisit the Course bookings page on a regular basis where any changes in course status will be reflected immediately.

Users subscribing to this site’s RSS feed will see this alert each time more course dates are released, along with all other news articles about USO and related LGfL services.

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Additional training courses have been scheduled

Due to popular demand, Atomwide have added several new dates for Primary school and Secondary School Nominated Contact training courses. These will be taking place in July at Atomwide’s offices in Orpington.

Anyone who has attempted to reserve a place in recent day and found the courses to be fully booked should revisit the Course bookings page in the USO support site and apply for a place on one of the newly announced courses.

Anyone who is unable to reserve a place on these courses should keep an eye on the page as more courses will be offered in the autumn.

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Atomwide offers Nominated Contact Training

Atomwide is offering free one-day training courses to Nominated Contacts within LGfL schools. The courses are designed to give Nominated Contacts, particularly those who are new to their role, a good understanding of USO-account administration, the USO Support Site, and the relevance of these to the wide range of LGfL services.

Courses will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of LGfL USO, Shibboleth and OTP authentication
  • Getting the most from the USO support site
  • Raising and tracking support cases and contacting the Service Desk
  • Manual account creation and administration
  • LGfL USO-AutoUpdate – configuring settings, understanding data export results, matching accounts
  • Overview of functionality that hinges on AutoUpdate
  • Introduction to ADSync
  • Configuring LGfL StaffMail, including creating aliases and shared mailboxes
  • Configuring LGfL LondonMail/SafeMail
  • Secure file transfer with LGfL USO-FX
  • Introduction to LGfL WebScreen 2.0 web filtering system
  • Introduction to parent USO accounts to access parental reporting
  • Overview of  LGfL USO-AutoText

Spaces can be reserved via the Course bookings page found under the Training tab in the Support Site. Each person wishing to attend a course is requested to make a booking themselves as it is not possible to make reservations on behalf of others. Once an initial booking is made, it must be approved by the school’s Head Teacher or a designated Course Booking Approver. “Course Booking Approver” is a newly-created USO profile setting that is granted to Heads by default and can be granted to other individuals by raising a support case.

The courses aim to ensure that Nominated Contacts have the confidence to carry out all tasks related to their role and so, questions and interaction are welcomed throughout the day.

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