DCS Tech News

myQ - Print Management System - New!

We are migrating from Printanista to a new print managment solution.

MyQ is a full-featured print management solution which offers:

  • The ability to scan directly to your One Drive
  • Scan-to-email knows your email address, no digging through the address book
  • Better reporting for administrators
  • You can print from Google Chrome again like the good, old days!
  • and more...

Click here to log in to the print server and authorize MyQ to scan to your One Drive. You only need to do this once and you must be on our network to do it.

Student Password Reset

High school and middle school students' passwords have been reset for the beginning of the new school year.

Find more information on student account details, usernames and passwords on the DCS Technology Knowledge Base.

Faculty Password Reset

Faculty members can reset their own password at any time. Get the scoop on the DCS Technology Knowledge Base.

Computer Login Issues

If you have issues logging in to your computer with your DCS Microsoft account, let your tech know the exact message you get when you try to login. This will help them to identify the issue most quickly.

If you need to reset the password for your your DCS Microsoft / Office 365 account you may do so at Office.com. Enter your email address, click Next, then click the Forgot Password link beneath the password field. Follow the directions to reset your password.

DCS Office 365 account

This account is used for Microsoft Single Sign On and is used to login to your school computer as well as access a growing number of sites and services. Once your password is changed in Office 365 it has been updated for computer login as well as all of these Single Sign On services.

System Name Faculty Students
Computer log-in Email address & password Email address & password
Office 365 Email address & password Email address & password
Schoology Email address & password Email address & password
DCS_RADIUS Wi-Fi * Username & password Faculty Only
Linewize web filter * Username & password Username & password
MyVideoSpot Email address & password Email address & password
Adobe Creative Cloud Email address & password Email address & password
How easy is it for a hacker to get your password?

Strong passwords help prevent unauthorized people from accessing files, programs, and other resources, and should be difficult to guess or crack. A good password:

  • Is at least eight characters long
  • Doesn't contain your user name, real name, or company name
  • Doesn't contain a complete word
  • Is significantly different from previous passwords
  • Contains uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols

Creating Strong Passwords

This interesting chart shows how long it will take for a hacker to get your password. Stay out of the purple and red at least.

password strength chart

One Drive Basics

One Drive is included with your Office 365 account. It provides up to 1GB of Cloud Storage for files and is the recommended location for safe storage for all of your files.

One Drive Basics

Student Login Help

Links to Office 365, Schoology, and most commonly accessed websites can be found in the blue sidebar to the left.

Check out My Apps for quick links to all of your applications available with Office 365 Single-Sign On.

studentportal

Student usernames follow the format 'js234567@dcsms.org' - 2 letters and 6 numbers. The 2 letters are the initials of their first and last names and the 6 numbers are the last six digits of their lunch number for a total of 8 characters.

Example: If Amy King's lunch number is 1234567, her computer / Email / Schoology username is ak234567@dcsms.org.

Student passwords are the school mascot plus their 6-digit birthdate in the format MMDDYY.

Example: Tigers030406

School Mascots
Center Hill Mustangs Lake Cormorant Gators
DeSoto Central Jaguars Lewisburg Patriots
Hernando Tigers Olive Branch Quistors
Horn Lake Eagles Southaven Chargers

In most cases you should use the entire email address (with @dcsms.org) as the username.

Students should log in to Office 365 / Email at DCS Email first to ensure they are properly identified by all systems. This authentication determines access for One Drive documents in Schoology, Youtube access, and much more whether you are on a personal or school-owned device.

Do not go to www.schoology.com to get to your Schoology classes.

Go to https://desotoms.schoology.com, access DeSoto County Schools Schoology here, or click the Schoology link in the sidebar.

More information:
Get Microsoft Office

All DeSoto County Schools Middle and High School Students and DCS Employees have access to up to 5 free installations of Microsoft Office for their personal devices.

When you have logged in to your DCS Office365 account in your web browser, go to your Office365 Home Page

In the upper, right-hand corner, click "Install Office," then select "Office 365 apps" from the drop-down.

office365 install button

This should immediately begin the download.

You do not need a license key. Once you run any of the Office apps, click "Sign In" in the upper, right-hand corner of the application and sign in with your DCS Office365 account.

sign in to Office App

There are also free apps for mobile devices.

Microsoft Office for iOS

Microsoft Office for Android

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