Modify Parent Directory Preferences in Parent Portal

  1. Click Directory Preferences
  2. There are switches for “Student Directories” and “Household Directories”
  3. If the preference has been changed to “Visible”, parents  can select which contact type should be visible by other users.Note: both student and parent can access to “Student Directories” and “Household Directories”. Therefore, if the preference is set to “Visible”, other students and parents can see the information on the directories.

Reset Parent Portal Password (New)

To Reset Parent Portal Password (New)

  1. Please go to Parents Portal and click on “Can’t access your account?
  2. Type in your CDNIS email address and press “Send Instructions“.
  3. You will receive an email with the username and a link to reset your password.image
  4. Type in a new password and press submit. image
  5. Go back to Parents Portal and login again.

Unsubscribe from Teacher Blogs

At the end of school year, parents are recommended to unsubscribe to your child’s teacher websites.

To unsubscribe, 

Step 1: Look at the bottom of email updates that you get from your class blog and click on the UNSUBSCRIBE NOW link.  (see below pictures as an example)

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Step 2: Then it will open your internet browser and you will see a message from Feed Burner.  Click on the button that says: Yes, unsubscribe me now

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Step 3: Then you will see a confirmation message that means you are done with the process and you won’t receive any more update notification from this website.

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Backup and Restore your WordPress Blog and Portfolio

Here is the link to the tutorial that will teach you how to export the WordPress blog (or the student iFolio) and import it in a new personal WordPress site. In the process, you will be asked to put in the staff or students’ credentials to access the site.

Student blog site address is : http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/

Login Username is : student number

Login Password is : student’s network password (if forgot, please obtain from OneDoor)

If a leaving student has a WordPress account, it can be exported and imported onto a new personal WordPress account. Please be reminded that the free WordPress personal blog doesn’t restore your media files (ie. photos, videos, audio files). If needed, after importing onto a new site, the media files could be downloaded to a personal space for storage. Or choose to apply for a paid (with media) WordPress account at https://wordpress.com/.

Students should export their WordPress files before the last day of attending CDNIS.  After that the account will be disabled.

See this video tutorial (https://vimeo.com/116316322) for instructions.

Adjusting resolution while using AirPlay

AirPlay is a convenient way of wireless projection. However, the default resolution may not always be the perfect fit. Learn how to adjust the Apple TV’s resolution with this guide.

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  1. Activate AirPlay with the Apple TV in your room.
  2. Locate System Preference on the Apple Menu.
  3. Locate the Displays pane in System Preferences.
  4. Locate the Apple TV-RoomNumber (AirPlay) window, it’s usually on the AppleTV side.
    If you’re unable to find this window, click Gather Windows.
  5. Select Scaled, and find 1280 x 720 from the drop-down menu, which effectively lowers the resolution.
  6. Check if the new resolution looks better on the projector.
  7. If you prefer the previous resolution, revert by clicking 1080p or Default for display