September Technology Updates

Piedmont Cluster - Matt Briggs

General Updates

The Canvas Challenge

Just a friendly reminder that the Canvas Challenge MUST be completed by Tuesday, October 6th. After completing the Challenge and attending two build sessions you will earn 1.0 CEU of content credit. At Piedmont Middle the first session will be September 22nd, while at Piedmont High the first session will be September 30th. I will be offering work sessions at both schools for those that would like to sit down and have someone around while they work through the Challenge. The county will also offer general work sessions this month - check your email for updates on those dates.


Click here for an overview of the Challenge.

Linking Canvas to the Employee Directory

Since UCPS will be utilizing Canvas this year, employees should update their class links in the employee directory to reflect this change. In Canvas you can keep your course private, granting access to only you and your students. While your course if private, you can still set your syllabus page to public so parents can view your syllabus page from the employee directory. The directions linked below tell you how to edit your course syllabus page, as well as directions on how to link this to your employee directory.


Editing your Canvas Syllabus


Linking your Canvas Syllabus to your Employee Directory

Quick Resources

Teacher Start Page

Technology Services has created a startup page for teachers with useful links. These sites can be accessed below.


High School Startup Page


Middle School Startup Page

PowerTeacher Resources

The UCPS PowerTeacher Resource Site is an excellent place to provide assistance for setting up and utilizing your gradebook. If you need further assistance you can see me or your school's designated PowerTeacher Trainer.

Professional Development Information

Piedmont High 1st Session: Tech Updates and Canvas

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 8am-3:30pm

3006 Sikes Mill Road

Monroe, NC

About Me

ITF Hours: 8:00 - 3:30

Monday/Wednesday: Piedmont High

Tuesday/Thursday: Piedmont Middle

Friday: TSC/Piedmont High/Piedmont Middle