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12th September 2018

Storytime Live Streaming

Tune into our Storytime page to view a regular LIVE VIDEO of State Library Victoria's storytellers & volunteers running Storytime.

We know that not every child can get to their library to participate and we want to share the fun with as many kindergartens as we can.

Feel inspired? Find a public library near you running Storytime programs: https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/public-libraries/find-your-local-library



5th September 2018

Online TLDS platform is NOT a record keeping tool

Essentially each service will have your own policy regarding retention of documents for a child's record. DET has outlined the legislative requirements (Page 5 of Guide to Information sharing ), but services do have freedom within that legislation to make your own policies regarding child assessments.

DET has advised that the Online TLDS should not be used as a record keeping tool, and not relied on to meet kindergartens' document retention obligations - so a copy of the completed TLDS should be maintained as per each kindergarten's service policy.

If you require more information, please contact DET directly via psts@edumail.vic.gov.au



6th August 2018

Tip - How to save Word document to PDF format?

How to save Word document to PDF format?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to save Word document to PDF format?



27th July 2018

Kindergarten IT Program Online TLDS Course Resource

We realise that there are a lot of people could not enroll into our KITP Online TLDS training course due to the limited seats we can offer.

Kindergarten IT Program Online TLDS course resource now can be found by going to our Training page or Download Here (PDF, 5 MB)



19th July 2018

2018 midyear IT survey prize winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the prize draw for our midyear IT survey.

Thank you, we received 108 survey responses (online through our website and at the ELAA conference), all surveys went in the draw to win Storytime Live Books for their Kindergarten and the lucky winner was...Iris Ramsay Kindergarten!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to complete the survey. The feedback is essential to informing how we support the IT needs of Community Kindergartens.



16th July 2018

Online TLDS Introduction video

How to use the new Online TLDS platform? Having difficulties to use the Online TLDS platform? Please refer to our introduction video.



28th June 2018

Online TLDS Login Credentials

Please note: Department of Education and Training will email the Online TLDS login credential to kindergarten's Service Email Address.

If you are not sure about what your service email address is, you can find the information on Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority's website: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/national-registers/services?s=&field_service_id=&f[0]=service_state%3AVIC

If you want to change/update the service email address, you can go to National Quality Agenda IT System's (NQAITS) website: https://public.nqaits.acecqa.gov.au/Pages/Landing.aspx

If you are not able to log into the NQAITS portal, we suggest you to speak to your service manager or contact NQAITS directly via licensed.childrens.services@edumail.vic.gov.au. The timeframe for updating a service email address will likely be 24hrs.



25th June 2018

Online TLDS training

Please note: Due to the high volume enrollment regarding to the new Online TLDS training, we would like to point out again that the training will only cover the basic technology/functionality of the online platform. It is designed for educators with limited IT knowledge or experience. If you are able to use online platforms (for example online banking or online shopping) the user guides, tip sheets and phone help desk is likely to be sufficient.

The training will not provide guidance for educators on completing the content of the transition statement itself.

Please refer to the Department's resources for developing transition statements https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transitionstat.aspx

If you need to cancel your current training booking, please contact 1800 629 835 or email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au



25th June 2018

Preparing for the school break

Just before you leave for the school break its helpful to:

  1. 1. Shut down your computer
  2. 2. Switch off the modem
  3. 3. Switch off the power and unplug at the wall socket

This can stop a possible power surge or damage to your computer if there is a storm and it also saves energy. Post-It note your keyboard - Turn the modem and power back on - to remind staff on return from break.

Webmail

If you want to check your webmail over the break, remember the new webmail is here:
https://webmail.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/

The username is the full email address.

How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail


20th June 2018

IT skills training in July/August 2018

Topics include: Online TLDS and KIMs.

Face to face training sessions start from 23rd July 2018!

We are offering face to face training for two important online platforms Kindergartens use, the Online TLDS and KIM platform. These courses are available to all registered Victorian kindergartens, which is twice the usual number we offer to. So book in soon to avoid missing out.

Please note: The Online TLDS training does not provide guidance for educators on completing the transition statement itself, only the functionality of the online platform. Please refer to the Department's resources for developing transition statements https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transitionstat.aspx

Call 1800 629 835 or Book now online



28th May 2017

The mid-year survey is now opened!

Complete the Survey and win books!

The 2017 midyear survey is now opened.

Please go to the following link to complete the survey: Click Here.

Thank you. Your feedback is important to us.



24th January 2018

Welcome back to 2018!

The Kindergarten IT Program welcomes kindergarten teachers, staff and children back for the new year. We are already receiving enquires about training offerings. A new round of IT training will be available for booking in February 2018.

The face to face sessions will be covering topics including; iPads, Children's Portfolios, Cyber Security Fundamentals and Privacy, KIM and Building a website using WordPress.

We wish you a successful 2018!



18th December 2017

Tip - How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail

How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail



11th December 2017

Christmas Holiday updates

Please note that the IT support will be closed on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th December 2017. IT Support service will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 9AM.

Just before you leave for the school break its helpful to:

  1. 1. Shut down your computer
  2. 2. Switch off the modem
  3. 3. Switch off the power and unplug at the wall socket

This can stop a possible power surge or damage to your computer if there is a storm and it also saves energy. Post-It note your keyboard - Turn the modem and power back on - to remind staff on return from break.

Webmail

If you want to check your webmail over the break, remember the new webmail is here:
https://webmail.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/

The username is the full email address.


28th November 2017

Tip - How to migrate emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook

Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Live Mail. If you are still using it, we suggest you to migrate all your emails to Outlook.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to migrate emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook



2nd October 2017

Tip - How to Scan a document?

Scanning is an essential part in today's work environment. Therefore, we would like to introduce you some general steps for scanning a document.

Note: Our general scan steps may not apply exactly to your situation. If you encounter difficulties, we suggest you to contact your scanner's manufacturer company for support or refer to the user manual.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to Scan a document?


11th September 2017

Tip - How to do basic browser housekeeping?

Why do you need to do basic browser housekeeping?

In order to prevent browser hijacking by ads, spams and re-directs, we encourage you to reset your web browser often.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to do basic browser housekeeping?



19th May 2017

Tip - Thinking of changing Telephone Service Provider or Telephone Account details?

Are you thinking about changing your telephone service provider to another company or changing the details of your current telephone account? Sure thing, however, you need to be aware that the ADSL (Internet) connection normally goes along with the telephone line, so changing telephone service provider or current telephone account details sometimes results in internet connection getting cut off without you (or us) being aware of it.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - Thinking of changing Telephone Service Provider or Telephone Account details?



13 December 2016

Getting started with WordPress

Have you just taken over the role of maintaining a kindergarten WordPress website?

Our new Quick Guide to editing WordPress pages will get you started with:

HTML5 version of the Quick Guide to Editing WordPress Pages

Flash version of the Quick Guide to Editing WordPress Pages

Find more resources on our Community Kindergarten Web Publishing Page