+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Network and Classroom Management Thread, desktop backrounds?? in Technical; just wondered if you allow your students to have desktop backrounds and if so what is classed as a inappropriate ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    south coast
    Posts
    173
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    14

    desktop backrounds??

    just wondered if you allow your students to have desktop backrounds and if so what is classed as a inappropriate picture, ie half naked lady, gangsters, weapons??

  2. #2
    pscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tiverton
    Posts
    305
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    At my previous school I designed a wallpaper incorporating the school logo. they can't change them. But we would put different ones on at christmas and end of term with countdowns on them!

    Kids seem to enjoy the fact they were different so didn't bother trying to change them after the first week

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    south coast
    Posts
    173
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    14
    yeah im quite close at the mo to locking out the desktop option as more and more pics that are very much border line are appearing. will be a shame cause i like it to seem that having their own kind of personalises their account a bit more.

  4. #4

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,179
    Thank Post
    1,803
    Thanked 2,208 Times in 1,632 Posts
    Rep Power
    777
    Fixed wallpaper here. Different for staff and children (primary age). Only one teacher has questioned it and I 'blinded her with science'... = told her it wasn't possible

  5. #5

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,212
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 379 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    No they can't change them here.

    Different wallpaper for staff, students in each year group and administrators. It allows the member of staff to be able to see instantly if any student is logged on using someone elses account or to see if a member of staff has left their computer unattended!

  6. #6

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    In my previous, I had a student design a school wallpaper and engineered a matching GINA for the complete look. They got a (slightly) festive Christmas change, and occasionally a Tux when I was testing something, but they couldn't change them.

    Same here, but the wallpaper isn't branded, just pretty. Different colour schemes for user levels.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    94
    Thank Post
    57
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    ditto here but we add Active Desktop with MTN school news page.

  8. #8
    Talorin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    44
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    As with most others we have a standard background that they cant change. One for students, staff, adult ed ect.

  9. #9
    Irazmus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Students all have the same background which I change every half term and for special occasions (when I remember). Staff are free to set their own since it keeps them happy.

    Windows chrome is used to denote user levels. Luna blue for students, Luna silver for staff, Luna olive for admins.

  10. #10
    flyinghaggis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,022
    Thank Post
    104
    Thanked 76 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    116
    We use a fixed background for both staff and pupils here. Saves having to worry about any issues arising from offensive/unsuitable images on users screens, the associated bandwidth/storage for them and any technical issues like slow logons caused by large desktop background bitmaps.
    We get a few complaints from some quarters but so far SMT have backed us up as they can see the problems it could potentially cause and the time it could waste for no real benefit!
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 8th October 2008 at 11:30 AM.

  11. #11
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,365
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    Our basic account setup has a blank black background with Silver taskbar.

    We dont have the wallpaper "fixed" per se - the students can change it, but they are all .man profiles so the changes dont get saved.
    If any of them do change them, they learn quickly that the change isn't saved and give up.

    Staff can change the background if they like, most use something based on the name of their class (either a Tree, a Mammal or a Bird).

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Pro Desktop
    By faza in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 20th September 2008, 07:22 PM
  2. What does your desktop say about you?
    By WithoutMotive in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th January 2008, 02:59 AM
  3. Desktop
    By SteveT in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16th July 2007, 08:14 AM
  4. Active Desktop
    By wesleyw in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 24th July 2006, 02:05 PM
  5. Desktop Items
    By wesleyw in forum Windows
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11th July 2006, 12:29 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •