Scrambling and Protecting Gradebook Files on a Portable USB Drive
The past Using Gradebook Software From a Portable USB Drive article disclosed how to run a gradebook program from a compact USB Flash drive. This is exceptionally helpful as it enables you to chip away at your understudy reviews on any computer whenever, regardless of whether system or Internet availability is restricted. When utilizing a gradebook along these lines it is vital to consider the security parts of the evaluations put away on a compact USB drive. In one sense, putting away understudy reviews on a convenient drive is no less secure than putting away their evaluations in a paper based gradebook – both can be lost and found by somebody other than you – the way that a USB drive is so little can be an issue. USB Flash drives are regularly called thumb drives for the reason of their size.
If not looked after there is the genuine plausibility that your USB drive, with every one of the data on it, could be lost. The expanding limit of such drives additionally implies that there is significantly more data that could fall into the wrong submits the occasion of the drive disappearing.
In the rest of this article, choices for ensuring and anchoring your gradebooks are clarified. There are three methodologies secured here.
- Encryption of the whole USB drive, so none of the substance can be seen without the right secret word.
- Use the secret word insurance of your gradebook program, if accessible.
- Encrypt individual documents on the USB drive so a secret key is required to open and work with the gradebooks.
Scramble the entire drive
There are a few programming systems that are very secure and can encode the whole volume of a USB streak drive. One case of this technique is TrueCrypt which is a very secure and prevalent for a few clients. However, generally such programming has one noteworthy confinement. Regularly there should be an extraordinary Windows driver introduced on every PC that you need to have the capacity to open the records of the usb drives. On the off chance that you are utilizing your gradebook program at particular settled areas, at that point this may not be an issue as you can introduce the encryption driver on every one and afterward unreservedly move between every PC to get to your records.
And, after it’s all said and done there is the additional obstacle that introducing the unique Windows driver is not generally conceivable. Introducing the product required for the encryption programming may require a level of access to Windows, for example, being a manager. This may not be handy on the off chance that you need to utilize your gradebook program on a workstation at work, or in another condition where you do not have the flexibility to introduce extra programming. Since adaptability is the purpose of having a gradebook that can keep running from a compact drive, encoding a whole drive is regularly not prescribed.