Monday, June 13, 2022

Week of June 13th

 End of Year Checklist for All Staff & Teachers

End of Term GRADEBOOK Checklist (Canvas, INC, Synergy)

The end of the school year is a fast-paced time when everyone is looking to help students complete the term.  Please refer to the following KB articles to help you with Canvas > Synergy gradebook sync (make sure you know about "remaster grade passback" and how to support students who are receiving a grade of Incomplete ("I")

Canvas Updates: Fall 2022

  • "Google Assignments LTI" will be the primary Canvas integration for Fall 2022:
    • Allows for a template/copy for each student
    • SpeedGrader integration (available this summer)
    • Visibility to "work in progress" for teachers
  • You can REUSE your 2021-22 course content:
      1. Identify the course that holds the information you would like to copy into a new course.
      2. Go to the course that will receive the material you wish to reuse and select Setting > Import Content into this Course.
    • Canvas is available for Summer Classes - please just submit a Tech Request to have a course made for you.  You will invite your students to your summer course (not rostered from Synergy)
    • There will be NEW Course template for 2022-23 (Preview and Self-Enroll as STUDENT:

    Canvas User Guides for New Quizzes Feature:

    Friday, June 3, 2022

    Week of June 1st

    Down Day Weekend - Sunday, June 5, 2022

    The first Sunday of EACH month is reserved for the IT Department to perform disruptive (but necessary) maintenance on our networks systems.  With 24/7 access to online resources for our staff and students, we have reserved the FIRST Sunday of each month to perform this work.

    Please note Sunday there will likely be disruption to various systems that may impact your access to: TTSD phone system, network resources (wifi), internet filter and Mac/iPad "Self Service"

    Timeline for new schedules/classes in StudentVUE/ParentVUE & Canvas

    DRAFT Timeline:
    • July 25th: Blackboard will be updated
    • August 19, 2022 = “Push out” of MS/HS schedule & all ES sections in Synergy must be complete by this required date
      • NOTE: Teachers will have access to TeacherVUE Aug 19
    • August 22, 2022: 
      • Remind will be updated
      • Courses/Sections available in Canvas to teachers = Monday Aug 22, 2022
    • Aug 30, 2022 (7 days before school begins): Courses/Sections available to students/parents via StudentUVE/ParentVUE
    • Sept 5, 2022: Courses/Sections available in Canvas to students/parents


    Items Out Email

    Please look for an email in your InBox with any and all TTSD technology devices issued to you as a staff member.  Please review this email carefully and work with your school media assistant or call x4051 to renew any devices you have that are "overdue" and/or discuss items you may no longer have in your possession.

    Admin By Request 

    Most cyber security scams are successful because when scammers reach the computer, they have FULL admin rights to run any malicious program they want.

    In order to protect the district from cyber crime, TTSD's cybersecurity insurance policy requires that our computer users not have administrator access.

    As a result, all TTSD devices will have "Admin By Request" installed.  You MUST take the following steps to run updates, install software, allow system permissions (*like access to microphone or screen in Google Meet):

      1. Click the "green check mark" to launch Admin By Request
      2. Enter your email and the reason why you are needing admin access.
      3. Click Continue to ACTIVATE.  
      4. ** You will know you were granted Admin access when you see a green countdown timer.   

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