Weekly Lessons Learned 09/16/22

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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.

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.

A shared document was moved. How can I find where my Google document “lives”?

The good news is moving a document in Google does not change the link to the document.
This video demonstrates how you can find the Google Drive location for a document.

Why are my GoGuardian classes show up as Pending? How do I make them active?

This is expected. Classes that are created in GoGuardian using information from Frontline SIS will initially show up is pending. Go to the Pending list and click accept in the lower right of each class.

Select Pending under Classrooms
Select Accept to activate the class.

How can my campus get teachers into vacant courses in BLEND?

  • The first, best way is to associate a teacher or longterm sub with the course in Frontline SIS. This associates the teacher and student and makes rostering happen in the textbook, IXL (when applicable), BrainPop, GoGuardian and other external tools.
  • If this is a stop gap assignment, your campus administrator or a designee should have “people access” to add users to BLEND courses. If your administrator does not have “people access”, they will need to put in a TSR in ServiceNow to get access.

How can I easily message students who have not turned in work in BLEND?

Jamf and Apple Classroom are now rostered for iPads!
Walkthrough videos are coming soon!

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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