The Halton Cloud provides tools and storage for each student and staff member of the Halton District School Board. Tools include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and forms. This tool will expand as other tools like Blogger and Youtube are added.
The benefits include:
- Availability at school or anywhere there is an internet connection
- No additional software, other than an internet browser, is required
- Sharing and collaboration of content including sharing with parents/guardians, students and staff and
- Large electronic storage capacity.
Each student and staff member has access to the Halton Cloud using their computer login. There are additional Resources and more information regarding the Halton Cloud. We strongly encourage the use of Google Chrome to access the Halton Cloud.
Privacy and security of the Halton Cloud
The Halton Cloud is our term for Google Apps for Education. It includes Google Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Sites, Groups and Contacts. Data within the Halton Cloud is protected by the Google Apps for Education. Further to the agreement, there is an addendum that was provided by the Ministry of Education, Province of Ontario and agreed to by Google.
All users whose accounts whose username ends @hdsb.ca is protected under the terms and conditions of the agreement and addendum. Therefore their data within the Halton Cloud is protected. Further information Google Apps for Education and security and privacy has been made available by Google.