Digital Teaching and Learning

October 21, 2020


Rich Text Editor

Teachers may experience a grey overlay when adding content in the rich text editor of itslearning. A solution is to zoom out in the browser to 50-25%, and the greyed-out content should display.

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There is a workaround to get the feature to function. In the rich text editor, click on the emoji icon. The dialogue box to add an emoji will appear. Select cancel, then click on the other pop up window options. The window will now be visible.

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Using the Same itslearning Element in Multiple Plans

Teachers may wish to use the same itslearning element in multiple Plans. For example, a teacher may have the need for students to access the same resource multiple times (ie. anchor chart, Assignment spanning multiple weeks). See Adding a file you have in Resources to Plans (video) for directions.

Schedule Changes

When a student's schedule changes, this update is reflected the next day in the teacher's itslearning course. If a teacher should need access to a withdrawn student's work, email


Teams Recordings Now Process to OneDrive

Previously, recordings from Teams processed and saved to Microsoft Stream. Effective immediately, recordings from Teams will now process to OneDrive, in an auto-generated folder named Recordings.

Elementary teachers who are recording live Teams meetings to support asynchronous learners received specific directions from their principal regarding necessary steps to ensure student privacy. Only elementary teachers may record live Teams meetings that include students.

Instructional Technology Updates and FAQ

The Instructional Technology Team has developed a resource of updates and answers to frequently asked questions. The 2020-2021 Instructional Technology Updates and FAQ document will continue to be updated throughout the 2020-2021 school year.


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