Students it’s that time of year again! State testing time is upon us and we want to make sure that you and your laptop are prepared. You definitely don’t want the added stress of a low battery during testing time. To help avoid any issues on testing day, be sure to prepare your laptop the night before. Below are a few helpful tips from your Technology Department to ensure a smooth testing experience.
1. Be sure to reboot your machine the night before or first thing in the morning before arriving for testing so that any pending updates are complete and your computer will be ready to go. As always, to reboot please select the Windows start button, then select restart instead of using the power button to shut your device down. This will allow time for any policy updates as well as a chance to receive any Microsoft updates that are waiting. Also remember to let the updates fully complete before attempting to use the laptop. Some updates may take longer than others and may require multiple restarts so be sure to allow for plenty of time for these updates to complete.
2. Charge your laptop the night before testing and arrive to testing with a 100% Battery Life.
3. Set your volume to the maximum before entering the testing environment. The volume of your laptop can be controlled from the system tray speaker icon located at the bottom right of your screen.
4. If you have any issues with your device, please reach out to the student IT helpdesk prior to your testing date.
For more information on how to prepare your laptop for testing, check out our video:
Good luck and happy testing!