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How To: Whitelisting embedded MathsWatch videos

MathsWatch is a set of mathematics resources available to schools and colleges, which includes a virtual learning environment containing embedded videos. The videos themselves are hosted on the Vimeo platform, which unfortunately also contains content which is unsuitable for children. Most schools therefore prefer to block their students' access to Vimeo.

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How To: Using the Policy Modelling reports

This tutorial video shows how to use the Policy Modelling reports to see a configuration summary and drill down to understand why that configuration is being applied.

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How To: Audit what images your users are viewing

Iceni has the ability to produce an at-a-glance report showing a snapshot of the images that a user has been looking at. With these reports you can quickly spot questionable content which might otherwise have been missed. The images reports are also great for the unfortunate situation where you need to present evidence that someone has been misusing the school's computers.

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How To: Restrict iOS Updates

Apple iOS updates vary from a few hundred megabytes to a few gigabytes, and whilst the occasional update isn't a problem, a few hundred users all downloading a new version of iOS at the same time can congest your internet connection and slow down more essential traffic. To combat this, you may want to limit who can download iOS updates on your network, and block iOS updates from being downloaded during certain time periods. The Iceni filter allows you to easily set this up through a predefined Apple iOS Updates category.
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How To: Whitelisting websites and their content

Whilst we endeavor to make Iceni's filters as accurate as possible, no filtering system is perfect and sometimes you want to completely disable the filters for certain websites that you know are safe so as to avoid the inconvenience of it being inadvertently blocked. For example, educational sites that are often used by your teachers and students, which have been reviewed and deemed safe enough for you to turn off the filtering. This can be further complicated when objects from a different website, such as Youtube videos, photos, etc., are embedded in your "safe" site.

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How To: Allowing Facebook, without allowing other social networking sites

Today we're looking at a reasonably common situation: administrators often want to allow their users to use Facebook, without opening the floodgates and allowing access to every other social networking website. There are a couple of methods of doing this, and we'll discuss both and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each. We're using Facebook as an example here, but you can adapt these steps to other websites and categories as you see fit.

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