Weekly Lessons Learned 8/19/22

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Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This is a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide. The Weekly Lessons Learned Archive contains a list of topics from and links to previous updates.

How can I reset my students’ password(s) or print QR Codes for your PreK-5th grade students to scan in to the AISD portal?

You may find these videos useful.

I don’t have access to ________ (digital resource/tool/BLEND classes). What I can I do?

  • Frontline SIS is how Austin ISD connects teachers and students to classes and online resources. 
  • If you do not have access to courses in BLEND, please verify with the person who handles scheduling on your campus.
  • Once scheduled in Frontline, it is usually 24-48 hours for course tiles and associated resources to become available.
  • Need help with frontline?
    Student Data Management website (linked on the portal)→ teacher resources

When will ____________ be rostered?

  • Austin ISD works with several outside companies to provide educational resources to our learning community. There are a few different systems that are used. This can cause difference in the speed with which things get rostered.
  • You may reference bit.ly/aisdinstructionaltools (available to AISD users only) to check on the roster status of various online resources.

Why is there a new grading option when I assign a BLEND assignment using the Google LTI?

  • BLEND/Canvas has a new option for Google LTI assignments that allow you to select whether you’d like the assignment to be graded in the traditional BLEND/Canvas Speedgrader, or through Google’s version of the speedgrader.
  • These feature release notes are a great place to learn more about the update and what each option entails.  
  • As a reminder, you can learn more about the different Google assignment options you have as a teacher within BLEND/Canvas (as well as pull student facing resources to support assignment submission) at https://bit.ly/aisdgooglesubmission.

Google Assignment LTI Options

How do I filter by grading period in my BLEND gradebook?

  • Your assignment settings and due dates impact which grading period assignments go into in your BLEND gradebook. This is a screencast for how to filter specifically by grading period.
  • The grading periods in BLEND are set to match the official Austin ISD calendar. As we move from one grading period to the next, your BLEND gradebook filters may automatically adjust to the current grading period.

What other filters are available in the BLEND gradebook?

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The Technology Design Team would love to hear from you!

Please reach out to your Technology Design Specialist if you would like a thought partner or support on your blended learning implementation.
Our team has been restructured for the 22-23 school year.

View a list of the current members of the Technology Design Team and the campuses each supports.

If you have a technical support issue (device repair or setup, access to systems, etc), please create a ServiceNow ticket to have a technician address your concern.

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