Technology Department

Jeff Vanderlaan, Director of Technology

The Mission of the Lansing School District, relative to technology, is to facilitate educational excellence through the proper use and integration of technology in instructional and business practices.

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PDF Document480 Quick Reference
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Video DocumentInteractive Training Video
Video DocumentBasic Training Video

eFinance Training Documentation

PDF DocumentAccounting - eFinance Guide
Powerpoint DocumenteFinance Access Information
Powerpoint DocumentAccounting - eFinance Purchasing Quick Tips
Powerpoint DocumentHR - eFinance Guide

Equipment Quotes

**Attention: Hardware & Software Purchases**

The technology department reserves to the right to refuse support for any hardware or software that does not meet approved specifications. We are in the process of updating the prices for the Laptop and Mini-Laptop. For more information, please contact the Technology Department (x2850).

PDF Document50" LED
PDF Document60" LED
PDF Document75” Clevertouch 4K Interactive

Clevertouch peripheral items
PDF DocumentReplacement pen 3 packs
PDF DocumentReplacement remote
PDF DocumentWebcam   (Details)

PDF Document21" Monitor
PDF Document21" Monitor Touch Screen
PDF Document24" Monitor
PDF Document27" Monitor

Laptop (Quotes are good until 9/30)
PDF DocumentDell Latitude 3190 2n1 11inch Highly Durable 2n1 Notebook
PDF DocumentDell Latitude 3310 13 Highly Durable Notebook
PDF DocumentDell Latitude 3500 15 inch
PDF DocumentDell Mobile Precision 3541 15inch CAD Notebook

Desktop (Quotes are good until 9/30)
PDF DocumentDell Opt 3070MFF micro for LAB setup
PDF DocumentDell Opt 3070MFF micro
PDF DocumentDell Optiplex 7070SFF

Chromebook - Coming soon!

Charging Carts
PDF DocumentBretford CUBE Cart, up to 32 17" laptops/Chromebooks

PDF DocumentiPad 7th gen 32GB single
PDF DocumentiPad 7th gen 128GB single
PDF DocumentiPad 7th gen 32GB 10 packs
PDF DocumentiPad 7th gen 128GB 10 packs
PDF DocumentiPad Pro (11 inch) 128GB single
PDF DocumentiPad Pro (11 inch) 128GB 10 packs

PDF DocumentEpson DS-530 Document Color Scanner

PDF DocumentExtreme Folio for iPad 5 - Please call us for quote.
PDF DocumentGuardian for iPad 5 - Please call us for quote.
PDF DocumentProtective for iPad 5 - Please call us for quote.
PDF DocumentProtective for iPad 7

PDF DocumentDocument Camera
PDF DocumentHeadphones - with microphone
PDF Document27" laminator
PDF DocumentLaminator film Standard
PDF DocumentLaminator film EZ load film

PDF DocumentLarge B&W - HP LaserJet Ent M608n
PDF DocumentSmall B&W - HP LaserJet Pro 404dn
PDF DocumentLarge Color - HP Color LaserJet Ent M553dn
PDF DocumentSmall Color - HP Color LaserJet Pro M454
PDF DocumentLarge Color – HP Color LaserJet MFP M479dn

PDF DocumentAdobe Acrobat Pro 2020
PDF DocumentAdobe InDesign License Subscription


Office 365

On April 1st, 2013 the district will switch to a new email program, Office 365.

Here are some key points you may wish to know:

  • Email address—you will keep your present email address
  • Inbox size—you will have 25G of space vs the 500Mg you presently have
  • Cost savings—This email program is offered free to educational institutions, saving our district license, software, and maintenance agreement costs.
  • Groupwise email—The district will not be moving your present emails into the new system. Directions will be provided if you wish to so this. Groupwise emails will be available until June 30th for your review.

First Steps

Welcome to Microsoft Office 365 for Lansing School District
The directions below and several helpful resources have been included to help you get the most out of Office 365.

Sign in for the first time
Your account is ready to go. Just sign in, register your account and you'll be up and running.
IMPORTANT: You can log into your account today, but you will be unable to send and receive email until Monday, April 1.

To connect:

  1. Go to
  2. Use the following credentials to sign in:
  3. User ID: (ID’s are the same as the CIMS or GW login ID’s, you must include the when signing in)
  4. Password: pass12345 (Password is pass + your 5-digit employee ID #)
  5. Click Sign in.
  6. Complete the account registration by verifying your account information. If you forget your password, this information will help verify your identity.

Tip: Add to your favorites list to make it easy to sign in.

Change your password
A temporary password is created for you to sign in for the first time, but we recommend that you change this password as soon as possible.

Get help setting up your email
To quickly connect to your new email account, see the Email Setup Wizard

Get help with the Outlook Web App
Go to Outlook Web App for help on using your new account.

External LinkOffice 365 Sign In
PDF DocumentOffice 365 Update - Additional support instructions
PDF DocumentAddress Book Migration
PDF DocumentEmail Migration Instructions
PDF DocumentOffice 365 Login Instructions
PDF DocumentUsing your iPad for Office 365 email
Word DocumentCreating a group in Outlook
Word DocumentSharing a group in Outlook
Word DocumentTime Zone Set-up

Vendor Contact Registration