Today we rolled out a new feature for Bradford Learning Network(BLN) schools that we hope to roll out to other Broadband providers.
Regional Broadband consortiums such as the BLN purchase curriculum focused resources for their customers. We found that a number of schools were not aware of the resources they had access to so we decided to add a links section to safe search that will be displayed when any computer on the Bradford Learning Network accesses safe search.
The links direct the users to the single sign on link of their specific resource and have the Shibboleth WAYF set.
If you would like similar functionality for your RBC or LA then please get in touch!
Technical note: We automatically detect the location of the visitor IE schools from the Bradford Learning Network just visit http://primaryschoolict.com and get the appropriate links. We do this based on IP address of the visitor
Within the Group Policy Management Window browse to the Organisational Unit containing your school users
Right click on the Organisation Unit and select Link an existing GPO.
Select your new GPO from the list and click Ok
Your new GPO is now linked and will be applied to the users contained within the Organisational Unit you selected
Please be aware if you have another GPO applied at a higher level, for example in the Default Domain Policy settings may not be applied as anticipated. This can happen if you have two conflicting GPO’s. For example if you have two policies to set the homepage, one using www.bbc.co.uk and another using www.google.co.uk, one of the setting will take precedence.