December 17, 2019
Semester grades will calculate automatically, but the calculator only runs twice per day. Here are instructions for evaluating SEM grades.
- It takes approximately 1 hour to run calculate all QSEM1 averages.
- Only RC scores loaded & saved by the campus’s QSEM1 run time will be included.
You will get verifications after we return from break.
Please be certain that for the RC grade send you have at least
- 2 major grades
- 6 minor grades
per the Frisco ISD grade policy.
I can also help answer How-To Questions.
For any questions about how to handle different situations grade-wise, please see an administrator.
Using PC laptops
When using PC laptops ( Sam Houston, Navy, etc ) it is crucial that the students turn the laptop completely off BEFORE closing the lid. Failure to do so puts the laptop into a hibernation state which disables the WiFi capabilities. And the next student won’t be able to log into the laptop.
Printing Quizzes from Canvas
Getting Canvas Ready for Semester 2
For ALL TEACHERS
If you have already used Canvas this year, you will need to
- follow these instructions (of course these are also in the Digital Melting Pot) There are 2 pages of instructions. The first page is for year long classes, the second page is for semester long classes.
- make sure your S2 course has the LTHS landing page in it. Instructions here. this is non-negotiable, but I will be soliciting feedback on changes that we want to make to that landing page before the end of the year, so anything you love or hate about it, make note!
If you have NOT already used Canvas at all this year, you will need to get your courses ready for use by following these instructions. The only change to these instructions is in step 6 you need to publish S2 courses instead of S1.
Please remember this only looks overwhelming because it is new!
I am more than happy to help you with this process. If you or your PLC want to meet with me about this, please email me as soon as possible to schedule a time. I will also be in lab B112 on Tuesday December 17 to help you with anything you need. I will be there before school starting at 8:15, both MegaLunches, and after school starting at 4:15.
And PS- he has a new book coming out that I cannot wait to read! It is called Don't Ditch that Tech, ad it is all about using technology to do some of the heavy lifting in differentiation. Perfect for us as we move towards all of our students having Chromebooks! He also says the book itself is differentiated, so you can rate yourself on your level of "techie-ness" and you will be guided to practical examples that will be appropriate for you!