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May 15, 2020- Covid Quarantine Week?

Staff Leaving Frisco ISD

If you are leaving us at the end of the year, we will sure miss you! Click this button for some important information you need to know about what will happen with your accounts. bit.ly/staffleavingfisd

Teachers Inspiring and Leading Teachers

Please join your fellow Frisco ISD teachers as they share some of the great work they have been doing this year in our Frisco TILT (Teachers Inspiring and Leading Teachers) Virtual Conference on May 19th and 20th. Each session will be 30 minutes long and will take place through Zoom or Google Meet, they will also be recorded if you aren’t able to make it at that time and added into the schedule below.

TILT Virtual Conference Schedule

Tech for Graduating Seniors- NEW INFO

THIS is a document that Seniors need to see regarding what will happen to their accounts upon graduation.

***NEW INFO** I just heard that we have changed the date in which seniors lose access to their Google accounts to August 13, 2020 (this is the first day of school). This will help out all of those seniors who used their Gmail address for the AP scores. We are trying to extend it even further, I’ll get back to you when I know more.

As you communicate with your students, please send them this document as part of that message. I don't want them to lose anything! I emailed it to them last week.

Bulb Time Capsule

f you or your students need a way to document your quarantine experience, this #COVID19 Time Capsule template from Bulbis wonderful! It's a great addition to your #eportfolio. Follow the link, login to your Bulb account, and click "use template" to get started. Need help with Bulb? Check out this page for resources to help you get started.


Canvas Training -LIVE- Available

As you know, we will be giving up Google Classroom next year in favor of Canvas. Our whole campus will be using Canvas which will be super helpful for continuity with our kids.

If you are interested in Live Canvas training opportunities, we have a whole bunch of them available for you. In Canvas, click on the question mark at the bottom of the far left menu, and choose the training Services Portal option.

In the Training Services Portal, you can select from the Learning Library (and you can view all live courses) or you can view the training calendar to see what is available when you are!

If you would like to meet me online for a training, let me know and we will set something up. Or I can create a video walkthrough showing you how to do something.

Student H Drives FYI

Students H drives are wiped clean every summer. They have been given access to their H drives now in the student portal so that they can back up anything they need. If you had your students saving stuff to their H drives this year, you may want to let them know! I did email all students to tell them, but that doesn't mean they read it :) I did email students with this information as well.

*This may not apply to everyone- I know my own kids have nothing in their H drives at all!

Canvas Updating a couple of LTIs

From Canvas- In order to meet increased demand we'll be upgrading the capacity of the databases for our Google Apps and Office 365 LTIs on May 16th, starting at 1:00 AM MDT (7:00 AM UTC) which will last for up to 2 hours. If you have one of these tools installed in your account you may be unable to access that tool for the duration of this maintenance.