Supporting Meaningful Tech Integration
November 2023 News & Updates
Winter Weather Resources
As winter weather approaches, we know the possibility exists that our district will need to implement Virtual Learning Days. Our EdTech team has put together some resources to help prepare you for that circumstance. Check out the links below to learn more about the district's expectations for teachers, how to use Zoom, and lesson ideas for virtual learning.
Canvas Winter Break Rollover
If you have S1 and S2 sections of your course in Canvas, you'll need to switch to the S2 courses after break. The first step will be to crosslist (combine) all your S2 sections. Don't crosslist your S2 sections with your S1 sections because grade syncing won't work. If you don't sync grades from Canvas to Infinite Campus, do it how you want! 🙂
Click here to view the crosslisting tutorial in the MPS Teacher Passport course. If you're not enrolled in Passport course, click here to enroll.
Then, depending on your preference, you can copy all your content from S1 and pick up where you left off, you can copy selected content, or you can just copy your homepage and start fresh. Tutorials for each option are listed below. You can also find them on the homepage of the MPS Passport Course:
Canvas External Tool Bug
There is a known issue with some external tool assignments (connecting content from a textbook platform to your Canvas assignment) that is causing the instructions you write in Canvas to be overwritten. To avoid this, connect the external tool content first and then go back and add the title and instructions to the Canvas assignment.
Incident IQ - My Classes
If you have students in your class who are experiencing an issue with their device, you can now use the MY CLASSES feature inside Incident IQ to submit a ticket on behalf of the student. This is all done based on rostering in Infinite Campus, so only teachers with rostered sections are going to be able to see MY CLASSES.
Submitting Tickets Through My Classes
The My Classes feature in Incident IQ allows you to access your class rosters based on information pulled from IC. This not only allows you to see your entire selection of classes and class rosters, but also allows you to submit devices on behalf of students quickly.
You can quickly identify and submit tickets for students through a class roster. To begin, you will need to click on My Classes.
On the next page, you will need to select the class of the student you want to submit a ticket for.
From the class roster page, you can choose the student needing assistance, and then submit a ticket by clicking on the Submit Ticket.
This will open up a new window to choose the issue the student is experiencing and complete the ticket submission process.
To login to IIQ, visit https://moore.incidentiq.com/. Be sure to bookmark it for easy access later! We also have a link available in your Clever portal.
For more information about submitting tickets via Incident IQ,
Lightspeed Classroom Resources for Teachers
Teachers are able to monitor their students’ laptops/Chromebooks while they are in class by using Lightspeed Classroom. Lightspeed Classroom allows teachers to view what websites students are browsing on their devices, block or allow specific websites, send teacher's computer display out to student devices all at once, as well as many other amazing features.
Teachers can access a link to Lightspeed Classroom through their Clever portal or by using the URL https://login.lightspeedsystems.app/.
For an in-depth training, click here to access the Lightspeed's Classroom Teacher Training website.
For a quick printable how-to guide, you can view our Lightspeed Classroom User's Guide for MPS Teachers
Some of you may now have a Newline board in your classroom, and may possibly be seeking some training materials for yourselves or for your building. Well, we’ve heard your requests and have put together some supportive materials for you.
You can also checkout our MPS Teacher Passport Training Course, select the Device Support section, and choose the Newline Boards option to see more information available (you will need to be signed into Canvas to open this link). If you haven’t signed up for the MPS Teacher Passport yet, click the image at the bottom of this newsletter to enroll!
Hot off the press: the newest issue of Connecting the Dots with Canva for Education! Dive into this edition to learn more about the latest Canva Magic releases as well as our favorite tips on how students can creatively showcase their learning in Canva at the end of a unit/semester.
What's new in Seesaw?
- Check out this month's featured collections, including lessons on Computer Science Education week and skills games. Share the December Classroom Dailies.
- Already thinking about winter break? Be sure to assign the “Winter Break Workshop” to students so they can continue to work on their skills with their families in a fun and creative way over the break! (PreK, K-2, 3-5). Pro-tip: Schedule these ahead!
- Join Seesaw’s Learn and Earn Giveaway! Educators will complete the activities on the Learn and Earn board. As rows are completed, exclusive Seesaw gear is unlocked.
If you don't have the MPS Teacher Passport course on your Canvas dashboard, click the image below to enroll. You'll find tutorials and resources on all things MPS EdTech!