Welcome to CCSD 89 Technology Update Page

Use the following instructions to migrate your laptop to 10.7 (Lion) to work with the new PowerTeacher Gradebook.

Step 1: Identifing your computer's current Operating System Version and the current version of Java.



Step 2: If your computer's Operating System verision is 10.6.8 continue on to Step 3.
If your Operating System version is 10.7.5 or greater, go to "Step 5: Updating Firefox."

Step 3: Boot you laptop into 10.7 - Lion
(READ THESE DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE PERFORMING THIS STEP)

Step 3.1

Go to the Apple in the upper left hand corner, click on "Restart..." and confirm that you want to restart the system.

Step 3.2

Once the screen goes black, press an hold the "option" key, a gray screen with multiple hard drives will appear, at that time you can let up on the "option" key.

Step 3.3

Select the hard drive labeled "Lion HD" by using the mouse to double click on it or click on it and press the enter key.

Step 3.4

Proceed to log in to your laptop using your current computer username and password.

Step 3.5

Return to this page (http://www.ccsd89.net) and proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Installing the 10.7.5 Combo Update
(READ THESE DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE PERFORMING THIS STEP)

Step 4.1:

Download the following file: MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.5.dmg

Step 4.2:

Once it is done downloading, it should open on it's own in a second window, if not, locate the file in your downloads folder and double click it to open it.

Step 4.3:

Click "Continue" three times and then "Agree" to the Terms of the Software license agreement.

Step 4.4:

Be sure that you are performing a standard installation of this software on the disk "Lion HD" and click "Install."
If "Lion HD" is not on this screen click "Change Install Location" and select "Lion HD"

Step 4.4:

When prompted to authorize the installation, type in your username and password and click "Install Software." Then Click "Continue Installation" to acknowledge that your computer will reboot after the instalation process.

NOTE: This step could take 30 to 40 minutes to complete, please leave teh power cord attached and leave the computer to do the software install.

Step 4.4

Proceed to log in to your laptop using your current computer username and password.

Step 4.5

Return to this page (http://www.ccsd89.net) and proceed to the next step.

Step 5: Update Firefox

Step 5.1:

Download the following file: Firefox_40.0.2.dmg

Step 5.2:

Once it is done downloading, it should open on it's own in a second window, if not, locate the file in your downloads folder and double click it to open it.

Step 5.3:

Drag the "Firefox image" into the Application folder to the right of the image, when prompted with "An older item named "Firefox" already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the newer one you're moving?" click on the "Replace."

Step 5.4:

Once this update is complete, close all the Firefox windows and return back to this page.

Step 6: Update Chrome

Step 6.1:

Download the following file: googlechrome.dmg

Step 6.2:

Once it is done downloading, it should open on it's own in a second window, if not, locate the file in your downloads folder and double click it to open it.

Step 6.3:

Drag the "Google Chrome image" into the Application folder below the image, you my be prompted with "An older item named "Google Chrome" already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the newer one you're moving?" click on the "Replace."

Step 6.4:

Once this update is complete, close all the Google Chrome windows and return back to this page.

Step 7: Updating Flash

Step 7.1:

Download the following file: AdobeFlashPlayer_18_a_install.dmg

Step 7.2:

Once it is done downloading, it should open on it's own in a second window, if not, locate the file in your downloads folder and double click it to open it.

Step 7.3:

Click "Open" when prompted with "Install Adobe Flash Player" is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?"

Step 7.3:

Type your username and password in the pop up box and Follow the on-screen instructions to update Flash for your computer.

Step 7.5:

Once this update is complete, close all the Flash windows and return back to this page.

 

Step 8: Updating Java

Step 8.1:

Download the following file: jre-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg

Step 8.2:

Once it is done downloading, it should open on it's own in a second window, if not, locate the file in your downloads folder and double click it to open it.

Step 8.3:

Follow the on-screen instructions to update Java for your computer's operating system. it will require you to close these windows and then reopen them once it is complete.

Step 9: New Internet Filter

The district has implemented a new web filter. In order to access secure sites like your gmail, you will need to install a certificate on your laptop and mobile device (iPhone, iPad, etc).

First download the following file for the filter certificate: SmoothWall Certificate

For your laptop, you will have to install the certifcate in a couple of places.

  1. Locate the file called "Guardian_CA_Cert.crt" in your downloads folder.
  2. Double click the file "Guardian_CA_Cert.crt" and this should open the keychain manager.
  3. You will be prompted to install the certificate, click "Add" and in the next scree "Always Trust," use your login and Password to apply this certificate to your user account.
  4. Close or Quit the Keychain Access application.
  5. Then open up Firefox
  6. In the menu bar, click on "Firefox" then "Preferneces," the preferences window will appear.
  7. Click on "Advanced" located on teh left side of the Preferences screen.
  8. Click on the tab "Certificates," then the button that says "View Certificate" A window will pop-up
  9. Click on "Import" and then locate the file called "Guardian_CA_Cert.crt" (in your downloads folder) and click "Open."
  10. Make sure the three (3) checkboxes are selectedor have checkmarks in windows that asks "Do you want to trust "smoothwall.csd89.org" for the following purposes?" Then click "OK"
  11. Click "Ok" to close the next pop up box and you can close the preferences window.
  12. You are now done installing the Certificate.

For your iDevice

  1. Download the following file for the filter certificate: SmoothWall Certificate
  2. Once the download is complete, tap the certificate to install it on your device as a profile.

Step 10: Feedback and Verification

Please complete the below form and click on "submit" to send the Technology Department a verification that this worked.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact District 89's Technical Support Department.