As I’m preparing to assist with Google-focused professional development for staff here at the ESC, I wanted to share more broadly some tips and tricks for working more efficiently and effectively within the Google G-Suite, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar, and other apps. Some of the resources below are mine and some are from elsewhere; I hope that some of these tips are helpful to you! Continue reading Google G-Suite Tips and Tricks
As I noted in a previous post, teachers can still access grades/rosters and assignment submissions for Tri 1 courses. That said, we are working with Canvas support right now on an issue that is preventing teachers from editing Tri 1 course grades in Canvas.
We hope to have this resolved soon. In the meantime, I’ll note that grades can still be entered and edited within PowerSchool.
I’ll post an update as soon as I have one.
As we learn during our first year Canvas implementation, I have some notes to share regarding teachers’ and students’ access to last trimester’s Canvas courses and data.
Accessing Previous Grades – Teachers
If you log in to your T1 Canvas courses this morning, you will find that the “Grades” page appears to be empty. In order to view and work with T1 grades, you will need to click the gear icon in the top right, and then choose “Show Concluded Enrollments”.
Yesterday, I received a couple of emailed inquiries and a petition from students regarding a change in behavior when Chromebook lids were closed. Previously, the Chromebooks were set to automatically go to sleep when the lid is closed – this helps to prevent inadvertent battery drain and overheating – and then to wake up when the lid is opened. Continue reading Chromebook Logouts on Lid Closure
The district recently distributed a survey regarding educational technologies to parents district-wide, and one parent reached out with questions regarding where they could get more information about our technology programs. This, combined with the fact that we recently published our 100th article and have been going strong for just over one year, leads me to conclude that it’s about time to reintroduce the Iowa City Schools’ Technology & Innovation blog!