MBA Tech Tips

Important Updates and Helpful Information Issue 9

Tech Tips

Your tech team would like to provide up-to-date and timely tech tips, updates, and information that will hopefully make your job much easier. If you have questions or training needs you'd like to share with us please fill out the form at the end of the newsletter. We are here to support you.

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Real, Relevant & Rigorous!
Empowering Teachers to Go Beyond the Basics
with SMART Ambassador Liz Zielinski
Thursday May 27, 2021 @ 5:00pm EST

Meet SMART Ambassador, Liz Zielinski. Liz will guide you through how she creates REAL, RELEVANT and RIGOROUS lessons that empower her students to go beyond the basics and shine! Learn “HOW TO” create authentic experiences using SMART Learning Suite Online.

Free training opportunity to learn more about the Smart Learning Suite Features. Click the link below to sign up for this training. It's 4:00 p.m. CST time.

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Track Reading Progress in TEAMS

Reading Progress in Teams supports your students improving reading fluency through independent practice. Teachers can provide one reading fluency assignment for all students or differentiate for the class' differing needs. Students read out loud and record either through audio or video that teachers can review at their convenience. Reading Fluency practice can literally happen anywhere.

The program is set up with an auto-detect feature for quick reviews or teachers can manually mark errors. Data is collected in the Insights dashboard giving the teacher a visual way to see progress for individuals or the class. It provides a view of trends and data: accuracy rate, correct wpm, mispronunciations, omissions, and insertions. The program also indicates actionable insights for educators to address common challenges across the entire class or individual student.

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Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams | Improve student reading fluency, save time and track progress
Attend a free training May 19, 2021 3:00 p.m. PST

Use this link to sign up for a free webinar on Microsoft Reading Progress

Change in Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates Location

Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu into a new menu in the title bar:

  • Zoom Controls
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • About
  • Check for updates

When this will happen

  • Rollout to Standard release will begin in late May and complete by early June.
  • Rollout to GCC will begin in mid-June and complete by early July.

The Me Menu will be focused on account management, with account and tenant switching moved to level one of the menu.

Account and tenant switching will be moved to level one of the menu.

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The selected actions in the Profile Menu are moving to a new menu in the title bar.

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