Tip – Windows Backup and Restore

You can perform a manual backup of your Windows user files with an external drive by using Backup and Restore in Windows Settings. Backup and Restore makes copies of the user files only (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Downloads etc.) it does not back up system files or programs. This will require a reasonably large external hard

Password best practice and Password Managers

Best practice for any important online account is to use a unique, complex random password and to update it periodically.  This can be an inconvenient demand if you have many passwords memorised but becomes easy with a Password Manager.   What is a Password Manager? An App or feature that records, stores then auto-fills usernames

Switching between Windows & Mac

Switching between Windows & Mac Keyboard differences Win10:Use the  Start button (Win Key) to the left of the spacebar to launch the main menu. Hold the Start key down in combination with other keys for shortcuts. OSX: Use the  Option button for similar functions as the Win button. ProTip: The Alt key on a Windows

How to install the KITP’s version of TeamViewer on a Mac

To run TeamViewer for remote assistance from the Kindergarten IT Program, first browse to the website On our website you will see the TeamViewer button on the menu. If you are on a Mac, you will need to click on the grey TeamViewer button to download the app. Your browser page will redirect to

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Updates to the May 2019 Update (version 1903) KB4515384 (OS Build 18362.356) Release date: September 10, 2019 This is primarily a security update, although it also fixes a minor bug that causes high CPU usage from SearchUI.exe for a small number of users. This issue only occurs on devices that have disabled searching the web

How do I reduce/change video quality in YouTube?

At the bottom right hand corner of your Youtube video, you will be able to find out the current video quality by clicking the Settings icon as shown below. The current video quality will show up. Click Quality to reduce/change the quality of the video.

Create Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines

Kindergarten staff often ask us where they can download a dotted version of Vic modern cursive script so they can produce printing exercises for their children. Unfortunately we have not found such a font. So we have come up with an easy solution in Microsoft Word that uses a custom WordArt style! First: If you don’t have

Using Internet Search Engines effectively

Anyone can type words into Google and get a list of results, but are they the best results? When you want to find information on the Internet, here are a few tips for searching more effectively, for better results. Choose the right search engine There are different types of search engines including Web search engines


What is Evernote? Evernote is a free program designed for note-taking and note-sharing. A note can be text, a web page, a photo or even an audio recording. Evernote is installed as software on your computer or an App on your smart phone or tablet. Using an Internet connection it can sync your notes across

Using your mouse scroll wheel

The mouse scroll wheel is located in the middle of the left and right buttons of your mouse. It’s commonly used for easy scrolling up and down through a document or web page but has a few other functions when using it as a third button. Using the mouse scroll wheel; In the web browser;