Technology Information

This portal is your access point for the assessment system tools and resources.

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  • All AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, THSS, and ORS will be down for maintenance starting on Friday, 10/20 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time and will reopen on Sunday, 10/22 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

    Added October 12,2017
  • TIDE code was updated by AIR on Friday, 9/22.  The new code allows users to reset their password when an account is locked.

    Added October 03,2017
  • AIR is enhancing their capacity to defend against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks by implementing a protection system offered by a company called Akamai.  Akamai’s solution provides the most protection available on the market.

    There is minimal risk involved in moving from AIR’s current DDoS protection at Rackspace to the Akamai system, but we want you to be aware that AIR is making a change. Essentially, with the new system, traffic to AIR’s websites will pass through Akamai’s network to be scrubbed for any potential DDoS attacks before reaching our systems at Rackspace. This will not result in any increased latencies or other noticeable impacts to the field.

    On Saturday, September 23, AIR began routing Idaho’s inbound Internet traffic to AIR’s sites at Rackspace through Akamai’s network

     Most users will not need to do anything as a result of this change. However, since AIR’s preparations include configuring new IP addresses for some applications, schools that perform whitelisting and/or traffic shaping on their networks should be aware of these IP addresses and should double-check their configurations. Current IP addresses and their associated URLs are available upon request by contacting the Idaho Help Desk.

    Added October 03,2017
  • The 2017-2018 Comprehensive Technology Manual is now available in the Technology Information Resources section under the System Information – Systems Manual sub-folder. This document contains technology requirements for online testing, secure browser installation instructions, technical specifications, operating system support plan, and voice pack installation instructions. This manual is intended for technology coordinators and network administrators.

    Added September 27,2017
  • The new Secure Browser for Linux is now available on the ISAT portal. This Secure Browser can be accessed via the “Secure Browser” icon found on the bottom right column of the home page. This new browser will support Fedora 25-26 and Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04.  Please contact the Idaho Help Desk if you have any trouble downloading the browser.

    Added September 19,2017