Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Week of October 25, 2021

 Technology-Related Reminders for this Week:

  • Oct. is Cyber Security awareness month.  Two requirements:
  • Quarter 1 Grading is around the corner (November 12th is Grading Day):
    • Elementary staff to complete Academic Feedback Form (instructions) and post to Canvas InBox for families to receive
    • Secondary staff to post grades in Synergy to be printed on Qt1 Report Cards (instructions), which will be posted to ParentVUE for families to receive

Technology Need to Know Updates:

  • Please do NOT update to iOS 15 or macOS Monterey. These OSes are not supported by LightSpeed yet. (our new internet filter)
  • Mac users were impacted by a district-wide (3000+ computers) internet filter software updated on Wednesday around 2:30pm.  Reinstalling LightSpeed from Self Service and restarting resolves this issue.  

Canvas Grade Passback:

  • GREAT NEWS - Gradebook nightly sync is now available (KB article for details)
  • Known "Gotchas" as a Reminder:
    • Canvas "do not count towards final grade" setting on assignment does NOT transfer to "not for grading in Synergy gradebook:
      • SOLUTION: do not sync this assignment
    • Canvas "Missing" status on assignment does NOT currently set the MI (missing) comment in Synergy.
      • SOLUTION: View missing individual assignment status in Canvas

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Technology Update - Week of Oct 18, 2021


TTSD Filter Update = "Update Now"

You may notice a Smart Agent update on your Mac computers, if. you see the following, please DO click "Update Now." The update will take place in the background...

Canvas Release Notes (2021-10-16)

Additional Details, see the 2021-10-16 Community Tag

New Features

  • Navigation: Sticky Navigation Menus
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Status Label Edits

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Assignment Search
  • Notifications: Course Notification Customization

Feature Previews

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator Default Setting Adjustment

Wednesday, October 6, 2021


 Cyber Security Training for all TTSD Staff - Complete by Oct 29, 2021

Take the Training

Cyber security awareness is now critically important for both your personal and staff/student safety and wellness. In this 15 training, you will find valuable and entertaining information on how to protect personal information and why TTSD is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on all staff Google Accounts by November 1st.  (KB article for help on Muti-Factor Authentication setup)

Cyber Security Training includes:
  • Best Practices
  • Data Security
  • Ransomware

Below is a funny reminder that nothing on the internet is really free. Free content is usually supported by advertising, and the more advertisers know about customers the better they can target advertisements effectively. Your personal information itself is a BIG money game in the world of advertising and online sales!

Week of March 11: Update on Generative AI @ TTSD

Generative AI at TTSD: "Generative AI, like a digital assistant, learns from examples to create new content such as images, text, or mu...