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Helpful Hints for TWHS - August 21, 2020

ATTENDANCE

Students must log into all four Red Day classes (Periods 1-4) on Red Days and submit/complete the Daily Attendance Assignment. Then on Green Days, students must log into all four Green Day classes (Periods 5-8) and submit/complete the Daily Attendance Assignment.

This attendance protocol is in addition to their assigned classwork.


Absences are determined by this activity in each period. This is tied to the TEA 90% attendance requirement.

COMMON TWHS CANVAS HOMEPAGE:

This year, our TWHS teachers will be utilizing a common homepage for their Canvas courses. (See the image below.) Teachers will provide a description of how to navigate their Canvas courses, use the button titled 'How to Navigate My Canvas Course'. To access the current marking period resources like notes and assignments, students and parents will simply click the button link associated with the current grading period.

HOW DO I FIND MY COURSE WORK?

Students will access their course work daily according to the Red/Green calendar through the Conroe ISD SSO. Once they are logged into the SSO, students will click on the Canvas icon. It is a good idea for students to also sign into their CISD Google Account from the SSO prior to logging into Canvas (see Google Docs section below).


We encourage students to use the dashboard Card View so that they can enter the course to access the resources. Using the To Do List, Recent Activity and the List View on the dashboard or just the Canvas Calendar will not provide the whole lesson in many cases. See the image below to view how to toggle between the different views on the Canvas Dashboard.

HOW TO FAVORITE YOUR COURSES SO THEY SHOW UP ON YOUR DASHBOARD

Go to Courses on the left-hand blue menu bar, click on All Courses, and then mark the STAR to make it orange. Those classes will show up on your dashboard.

ACCESSING GOOGLE DOCS IN CANVAS

Students must completely log out of personal Google Accounts in Chrome before they access Canvas. Once they are logged out, students should sign into Conroe ISD SSO (Single Sign On) and open their CISD Google Drive. After they are signed into their CISD Google Drive they should then open Canvas.

HOW TO SAVE SUBMISSIONS AS PDFs

Some free resources on how to convert a picture to a pdf to submit.

OFFICE 365 ACCESS FOR STUDENTS

ADDITIONAL HELP DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BY CISD

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CANVAS GUIDES FOR STUDENTS

Canvas has created great help sheets for students. Examples of documents that might be helpful include:

How do I submit a cloud assignment with Google Drive?


How do I know when my assignment has been submitted?


Click HERE to access the Canvas Student Guides

UTILIZING THE HELP FEATURE IN CANVAS

Within Canvas there are helpful documents and links to other help resources. You can also submit a help ticket if your issue cannot be resolved. See the example image provided.
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