SDMS FYI November 2021

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR DALLAS ISD EASYIEP™ USERS

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Internet Connection - DISDWIFI

Are you having problems accessing confidential information when using wireless connection?

Use the DISDWIFI internet connection. DISDWIFI is more secure and recommended for staff. DISDGLOBAL connection is recommended for students.

Microsoft Stream Videos

Microsoft Stream has been disabled. Recordings will still be saved in the OneDrive of the person who created the meeting and started the recording. Videos can be found in the "recordings" folder in their "my files" within their OneDrive. This will prevent Dallas ISD staff from streaming ARD meeting videos created using Teams.

If you have questions, please call the SDMS Help Desk at (972) 794-3550.


Be careful to whom and how you give access to videos of private meetings such as ARDs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are no longer in a dropdown. More than one accommodation can be selected at the same time from an Accommodation Category.



Revised Accommodations

Designated Supports

  • Basic Transcribing/Speech to Text
  • Text to Speech - select eligible test question and answer choice to be read in order
  • Text to Speech - automatically read all eligible parts in order

TELPAS

  • Braille/Refreshable Braille

Coming Soon

ARD... Deliberations and ARD/IEP Team Signatures

  • A Dyslexia Representative will no longer be required to sign when a student has been identified as Dyslexic.

ARD...Transition Information and Grad Plan

  • The option "Passing state assessment is not required" will only be available to select when a student is in the 12th grade.
  • The textbox for the option “Passing state assessment is not required" will be replaced with checkboxes for Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and U.S. History.

EdPlan - Missing Progress Report

Missing Progress Report show student progress reports finalized for a campus or multiple campuses. The report lists progress reports that have been completed based on the dates entered. It also shows blanks when a Progress Report has not been finalized.


The report includes School Year, School, Student, Student ID, Grade, Language, Case Manager, and Progress Report Event Dates.

EdPlan Enhancements

  • Stay on top of enhancements to the EdPlan application.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

The SDMS Support website has dozens of helpful documents and videos that support EdPlan/EasyIEP functionality. Contact the SDMS help desk via email SDMS@dallasisd.org, phone 972-794-3550, and Support Hub Ticket.

SUPPORT HUB - SURVEYS

At SDMS, we are always seeking new ways to improve customer service. And the best way to do that is to ask the experts—our customers. Support Hub customer surveys come directly to your email once a Support Hub ticket is closed. The survey is short and only takes a minute.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY SDMS

Click Here to access EasyIEP course titles and descriptions.

Click Here to register for courses in Cornerstone.

SPECIALIZED DATA MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Linus D. Wright Dallas ISD Administration Building

9400 North Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75231

Help Desk 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday


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