Digital Learning News Brief

March 17, 2015

Welcome to Lync 2013!

Lync Basic 2013 gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, Lync Meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program.

Lync was recently made available on all district computers. To get started, visit the BISD Knowledgebase:

Tonight's Twitter Chat... Finishing the Year Strong

Join us tonight at 8 PM!

1. What did you do today to make a difference in the life of a learner?

2. What Digital Learning resources do you want to try before the end of the school year?

3. Is a 30 minute chat long enough?

4. How often should we chat? weekly, bi-monthly, monthly?



User Name Changes for ALL BISD Staff

On April 6, ALL BISD Staff User IDs will change. The new username for ALL staff will be b + 5 digit employee ID (i.e. b12345). Your password WILL NOT change.

This change will effect systems such as: Computer / Laptop login, accessing Webmail, BISD Secure WiFi on iPads and Smartphones, mail settings on iPads and Smartphones, Eduphoria, and more!

Save the Date! Digital Learning Spring Conference

The Digital Learning Team will hold a Spring Technology Conference on Saturday, April 25 from 8 AM to 1 PM at Birdville HS. Join us for an opportunity to learn and collaborate with your colleagues. Earn tickets throughout the morning for prize drawings at the conclusion of the day to win classroom technology. The schedule with links to register for sessions will be posted in the next few weeks.