is an Internet based communications tool for use by the staff and
students of King’s Norton Boys’ School.
allows users to connect to the schools’ computer network from home,
a public library or an Internet Café.
connected to the network, users are able to access files stored in
area, access the schools’ private Intranet and access shared
documents. At the request
of individual teachers, students may also be able to deposit homework
in special folders for the teacher to collect and mark electronically.
is designed to allow you access to the schools’ network out of
hours. This means that
you can gain access at evenings and weekends. Using KNect
also means that you no longer have to transfer files to and from the
school on floppy disk.
simple user guide will help you grasp the core functions of KNect.
You should refer to the ‘Help’ section once logged into KNect, or speak to Andy Craythorn at the school if you encounter
difficulties. A more detailed user guide can be downloaded at www.kingsnortonboys.bham.sch.uk/knect.pdf
You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view this.
computer should have a processor speed of 800mhz and at least 128Mb
RAM to use KNect. You
will need to have an account with an Internet Service Provider that
utilises your computers’ modem or broadband system.
will need to have Internet Explorer Version 5 or above installed and
on to the KNect website
Load Internet Explorer and connect to the Internet.
In the Address bar, type
KNect is a secure website so you will need to type https
You will receive the following message informing you that you
are connecting to a secure
4. After pressing OK, you will receive another message as
When asked “Do you want to proceed?”
you must click Yes.
You will now be prompted to enter your username and password to
access the network. This
is the same username and password that you use within
school to access the network and your E-mail.
Your username and password are CaSe SeNsItIvE.
If your credentials are refused, try typing them in the
You are now connected to KNect and should see a screen
similar to that below.
KNect homepage displays a link to your MyWork folder and any
shared documents made available by the ICT Manager.
It also contains links to the school Intranet, a noticeboard,
the school website and your school email account.
list of available topics is available beneath this icon. Select
your chosen topic to access its shared documents.
this to access the school Intranet
will be posted on this page
you need help, there is technical advice available here as well
as a copy of this document and a more detailed user guide.
is recommended that you add the KNect home page address (https://folders.kingsnortonboys.bham.sch.uk)
to your Favourites. This means that you will not need to type
in the full address every time you access the KNect website.
KNect has been developed by Andy Craythorn