Technology Help and News for Families
Google Chrome Log In Information:
Student's Google Username is LastName(s)Femail@example.com
Example for Leia Organa-Skywalker with Student ID 123456789:
The GCS Network credentials remain the same:
Setting up Instances of Chrome to Make Logging in Easier
Frequently Asked Questions
The app does sometimes seem to spontaneously disappear.
If you are using a GCS-provided iPad, tap on Self Service at the iPad home page and download the Teams app again.
The Teams app for Chrome does not function correctly at this time, so we are asking students to access Teams through the pivot on the left-hand side when they log in to portal.office.com with their GCS Microsoft credentials (StudentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org and birthdate: MMDDYYYY).
If you are getting a message that the meeting does not allow guests, dismiss the message and then sign in with your student's GCS/Microsoft credentials:
Password: MMDDYYYY (birthdate)
If you are getting a message that the password is incorrect, contact the teacher or media specialist and ask them to go to helpdesk.gcsnc.com to fill out a password reset request. They will need the student name, birthdate and ID number.
If you are getting a message that the account is not found, contact the media specialist and ask her to have Technology Services check the student account. She will need the student ID number.
You have to access Canvas through NCEdCloud/Rapid Identity.
If you are unable to log in to NCEdCloud/Rapid Identity, please try the troubleshooting tips under the FAQ for NCEdCloud.
If you are able to get into NCEdCloud/Rapid Identity and then don't have the Canvas icon, please ask your teacher to get in touch with our Blended Learning Specialists.
If you are able to get into NCEdCloud/Rapid Identity and you have the Canvas icon, but nothing happens when you click it, try turning your device off and on and see if any updates are available for your Canvas app. If neither of those works, ask your teacher to reach out to our Blended Learning Specialists.
First, try clearing the cache. In Chrome, click on the three dots in the top right corner. Then scroll down to More Tools and click on Clear Browsing Data.
Log out of the device, turn it off and turn it back on again.
Go to onedrive.gcsnc.com and try to log in to force a Zscaler login.
If that doesn't work, ask your teacher for a password reset.
Try again in a few minutes.
Then, if you still can't get logged in to NCEdCloud, contact our Library Media Specialist for help.
**Rarely, NCEdCloud is down. The district has been pretty reliable about sending out ConnectEd messages when that happens.
**If you have more than one student using the same computer, check out the video on setting up instances of Chrome. That will reduce the necessity of clearing the cache.
Start with the Frequently Asked Questions here.
Ask the teacher for help.
Contact one of our media specialists. Contact information and office hours are on their red business cards at the top of the page.
Visit the website helpdesk.gcsnc.com. There is a searchable database of frequently asked questions and you can fill out a request for help if you can't find your answer.