3540 E. 14 St.
Plano, Texas 75074
Phone (469) 752-8894
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Some Plano ISD courses require that your browser has “cookies” enabled. If you encounter this situation, click on Download File instructions for a PDF document for assistance.
There are three sections to the PDF document
* Enabling Cookies for Internet Explorer
* Enabling Cookies for Firefox
* Enabling Cookies for Safari (Mac)
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Your home PC is likely to have one or several programs to help make it safe from intrusion of others via the Internet. These may include SPAM blockers, Pop-up blockers, Firewalls, and/or Parental Controls.
Depending on your provider of such security measures, the steps to configure such controls to allow the required interaction with your Plano ISD eSchool course and teacher will vary. Please consult the instructions for your Security Suite to enable the settings as follows.
You must include your teacher and the eSchool office in your “Allowed” list. Both will have a “@PISD.EDU” email address. If applicable, your SPAM blocker must also be set to allow attachments of significant size of Word (.DOC) and Acrobat (.PDF) format.
Your Firewall settings must allow access to http://courses.pisd.edu and other sites that may be referenced within the course. These will vary depending on the course you are taking.
In some cases, your PC may be configured to block access to prohibit access to sites that are questionable regarding their appropriateness. All sites referenced by your eSchool course have been reviewed and are considered to be appropriate for students of your age. However, the parent is the final authority for determining settings on the home computer.
Most security programs have flexible settings, and some have the ability to exempt popups from particular sites. First, try to exempt the course sever within the popup blocker. If that’s not possible, disable the application while working on your course. Popups MUST be enabled for some of the PISD eSchool courses. However, again, the parent is the final authority for determining settings on the home computer.