Back to School 2016-17

WHPS Tech Tips

Synergyse is now called Training for Google Apps

Over the summer, Synergyse was rebranded as a Google extension called Training for Google Apps. The changes don't affect any functions of the Synergyse product. The extension and portal continue to function the same way they used to.

Need support?

Please continue to send all requests for technical support and training through the HelpDesk.

Click here to view the updated HelpDesk instructions.

Brush up!

Are you a new teacher to WHPS? Or, would you like to brush up your tech skills? Click here to view training resources for many technologies used in WHPS.

Log in!

Click here to find descriptions and links to commonly used technology-based programs with info on how to log in.

What's new in Google Classroom? Here's a description of new features that were added over the summer with links to more information. To get the latest updates on Classroom, follow Google for Education on Google+ or Twitter and subscribe to the Google for Education blog.


August 2016

  • Guardian summaries: Teachers and administrators can invite guardians to sign up for email summaries to keep up with their students. Guardians can choose how often to get a summary—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time. Summaries include a student’s missing or upcoming work as well as new announcements and questions posted by teachers in the class stream.

  • Topics for stream organization: Teachers can organize the class stream by adding topics to posts. Teachers and students can filter the stream by topic.

  • Teachers and students can preview materials attached to assignments or posts.

  • Teachers can add a subject when creating a class.


New mobile app features:

  • Mobile annotations: Teachers and students can draw on, highlight, and write notes on documents and PDFs in the Classroom mobile app.


  • Teachers can poll their students using multiple-choice questions and allow students to see a summary of their classmates' answers.


  • On Apple® iOS®, teachers can post to multiple classes.


July 2016

Updated mobile app features:


June 2016

Updated iOS features:

  • Teachers can invite students and co-teachers to join their classes.

  • Teachers can mute students.

  • Teachers can create or schedule assignments or questions without a due date.

Source: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6149237

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