T & L Essentials

USD #232

August 18, 2014

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The New Blackboard Learn Site

Our new Blackboard site can be found at https://usd232.blackboard.com/. The new site will be listed on the bottom of the District homepage as “New Blackboard Learn”. In order to give staff time to migrate over their course content the old site will be available through the district website until September 30. It will be titled “Old Blackboard Learn”.

Staff may login to the new site using their network username and password.

We have created tutorials for Exporting and Importing Content from an Organization or Class and these are located on the staff drive. In addition, we have created a tutorial on how to enroll in an organization. All Organizations are now self-enrolled. School sites have a password, which we will share with principals so they can share with members of their team. All Curriculum and PD OnDemand Organizations in Blackboard have the same access code to enroll: TandL

Staff may request for an Organization to be created or for classes to be bundled using the following online form. Please allow one week for all requests to be completed.

Requests (Organizations or Class Bundles)


The T&L staff will be out in September to provide ongoing Blackboard PD to all staff members.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we transition to the new site!


Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013

The District and k12itc are excited to present Microsoft Office 2013 for education-including email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat, and online document viewing and editing. Office 2013 is now available for installation through Software Center.


Quick Start Guide: These printable guides contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way around. Please visit: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/office-2013-quick-start-guides-HA103673669.aspx

Microsoft 2013 Resources are also located in the PD OnDemand Organization in Blackboard.

If you do not have Office 2013 or are having problems with it please submit a help desk request by going to http://helpdesk.k12itc.com.


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Teaching & Learning

USD #232

Jessica Dain, Ed.D

Director of Teaching and Learning

Christy James

Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning

Ceresa Schaffer

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Kristl Taylor

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator