The following services are offered by the Manistee ISD Technology Department

High Speed Internet Access (MISD-NET)
Fast, reliable, affordable connectivity to the World Wide Web.

Safe Internet Browsing (Child Internet Protection Act Compliance)
The Manistee ISD operates and manages a centralized content/web filter for the local area districts. Web filtering allows controlled access and significantly reduce security threats, legal liability threats, productivity threats and network abuse threats.

County-wide Technology Cooperative
The Manistee ISD operates and provides a full range of technology services through a technology cooperative. Onsite technical and remote technical support is available.

County-wide Helpdesk System
As part of the County-wide technology cooperative a help desk system is provided to manage the requests at a County and local District level. A helpdesk system allows organizations to keep track of what needs to get done, who is working on which tasks, what has already been done, and when tasks were (or were not) completed.

Wide Area Network Connectivity
High speed Education network connects Manistee County School Districts together using fiber optics. This high speed network allows us to deliver exciting technologies to all students and staff.

Web Site and Domain Name Hosting
A service that provides schools with online systems for storing information, images, video, or any content accessible via the web. DNS is also the system stores information about host names and domain names in a kind of distributed database on networks, such as the Internet. Most importantly, it provides an IP address for each host name, and lists the mail exchange servers accepting e-mail for each domain.

Google Apps Education
Powered by Google, the Manistee ISD provides Google Apps for all staff and students. Services include: E-mail, Postini spam filtering, advanced calendaring, Google Groups, Google Docs, and much more.

Moodle Online Course Management
Moodle is Course Management System (CMS), also know as a Learning Management System or a Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle allows instructors to create dynamic web sites for their students which include activities such as – Forums, Wikis, Quizzes, Lesson Plans, Homework Assignments, etc.

Virtual Machine Hosting
Virtualization technologies enable the consolidation of servers by running multiple virtual servers on a single system. This reduces the number of physical servers and also reduces energy costs.

Network / Systems Monitoring 24 x 7 x 365
Our network is monitored around the clock. Monitoring systems are designed to alert our technicians if outages occur. Alerts are sent via pager, cell phone and e-mail.

Advanced Firewall Protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access Services
Our firewall is an enterprise class device which protects users and systems against Internet threats such as hackers. Anytime, anywhere, secure and encrypted access to internal or Intranet systems from the public Internet.

Distance Learning / Video Conferencing
Also known as Two-way Interactive Television, ITV enables interactive video for virtual field trips, classroom sharing, professional development, projects and meetings. Unique partnerships with Wexford-Missaukee ISD and West Shore Community College enable exciting new ways to deliver education.

County Wide Technology Meetings
With a focus on Education Technology, these meetings are designed to present projects and happenings to Manistee County Technology Directors, Coordinators and Technology Liaisons. The main goal of these meetings is to make information available to local schools and the community.

Technology Plan Review
Technology planning is federally mandated for local school agencies seeking technology funding from federal programs, including the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) and No Child Left Behind legislation. Our department insures your plan is compliant with state and federal standards.

Single Record Student Database (SRSD)
A state database of student information, submitted three times a year by all public schools in the state of Michigan. It is used to track students statewide and provide a way of reducing student record duplication. The ISDs role in the SRSD submission process is to be a single point of contact between the state and the Local Education Authorities (LEAs). as part of that role, the ISD error checks and transmits the LEA count information to the state.

Technology Training / Tutorials / Consulting and Support
Training on services provided at Manistee ISD. Online tutorials allow home access to training materials. Fast, friendly response for all technical support issues on services provided by the Manistee ISD and qualified, experienced staff assisting schools in making important decisions on technology needs.

Collaborative Purchasing
Provides the latest in technology solutions through collaborative purchasing, includes software, licensing, hardware and more.

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