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May 2023 News & Updates
Canvas End-of-Year Info
Remember: No matter what you do, or don’t do, and no matter when you do, or don’t do it, nothing in your Canvas course(s) will be deleted.
On May 31st your course(s) will end which means they will be frozen in time forever—students will lose access and you won’t be able to change any content, but you can create an editable copy of your course whenever you want.See below to find the steps for your situation:
I want to make changes to my course content before the 22/23 school year begins:
Since you’ll be unable to make changes to your course after May 31st, you need to make a copy of your course that you can edit. Click the link below to see how to make a copy of your course. When your 22/23 courses are placed in Canvas, you’ll copy your freshly revised course into your new courses. We’ll send those steps out when the new courses arrive in August.
I like my course exactly how it is; I don’t need to make any changes:
You don’t have to do anything. When your new courses come in at the beginning of next year, you’ll copy the content from your current course into your new course. We’ll send out the steps to do this when the 22/23 courses arrive in August. If you change your mind, follow the steps above to make an editable copy of your course.
I want to make some major changes to my course; I’d prefer to start from scratch:
Click the “Start a New Course” button located on the right side of your Canvas dashboard. Give the course a very specific name so you don’t get confused about what it is and begin rebuilding your course. If there are some specific parts of your current course that you want to reuse, watch the short video below that demos how to copy only selected content.
I placed students in a manually created course for a club/organization/project... What do I need to do when this year ends?
- If you want students to have access to the course throughout the summer, you don’t need to do anything; however, make sure you continue to monitor course activity and unpublish any unmonitored discussion boards or chat rooms.
- If you want to leave the course open but change the enrollment, you can manually add/remove students in the “People” section.
- If you’re completely done with the course, go to “Settings” and on right side of the “Course Details” tab you’ll see a button that says “Conclude this Course”(the button may be at the bottom of the page depending on your screen size/settings).
Secondary Digital Submission Requirement
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Move It or Lose It!
You're getting a new computer! Move your stuff to the cloud!
Teachers, your desktop computer is being replaced over the summer. Trust us; the Technology Dept is hooking you up real nice! Right now, start making sure any files saved on your desktop are moved to your OneDrive cloud storage. Anything left on your desktop hard drive will be gone--like for real GONE--not present, MIA, departed from the building, removed, nonextant, not here, not there, not anywhere!
Check your documents, downloads, desktop and anywhere else you like to stash stuff and make sure it's moved! Don't hesitate to reach out if you need help!
Certified Staff: Requesting a District Laptop
If you don't already have a personal computing device at home (laptop/desktop), we highly recommend you consider checking one out from our MPS IT dept. There are a variety of reasons you may want to have a district laptop. It comes in handy on those virtual learning days; it helps when you occasionally want to work on lessons/grading from home; and you can bring it with you when you attend our district in-person trainings.
To submit a request for a district laptop:
- Log into Incident IQ
- Select + New Ticket
- Choose Other Requests
- Select Certified Staff Laptop Request
- Carefully answer all questions.
Once the request is approved, you will be emailed instructions on how to accept the Certified Staff Device Responsibility Agreement and select your pickup time.
Save a date to attend an EdTech Learning Session at the end of July!
If you don't have the MPS Teacher Passport course on your Canvas dashboard, click the image below to enroll. You'll find tutorials and resources on all things MPS EdTech!