Faculty Website Update - April '15
Let's do this thing
The Future is Bright
To prepare for this transition many people within SAS have been instrumental in helping build-out the new system. Some feedback we've heard from these folks has included:
- "It is SO MUCH EASIER!"
- "It is SO INTUITIVE"
- "This is going to make teachers work-lives SO MUCH BETTER"
As a reminder, this new system is built using software from a company called Whipple Hill. It will replace everything that currently happens after you login, including:
- course pages
- grade book
- grade reporting
- official notes (aka InForm alerts)
- and more!
Here is a brief update on what's coming and some events to plan for.
The Website Traiblazers will be available to you to answer questions as you begin to use the new system. Look for their snazzy Website Trailblazer shirts!
Upcoming Training Sessions
On Monday June 1, which is an in-service day, we will have an all-faculty training that will explain how to access the new system, and give instruction on how to begin setting up your Course Pages for next year.
(2) Course Page Parties: June 2, July 15, August 12
As per the Division Heads, all faculty members will be required to attend at least one of three Course Page Parties that will be offered over the summer. These will be more general working sessions, with some instruction to help you get your course pages set up.
(3) Pre-Service Training: August
During our pre-service days before classes begin we will host trainings and offer resources to bring you up to speed on how to use the pieces of our new system that you'll need for the first day of class.
We're looking forward to a simpler and better experience for all!