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Friday, February 17, 2017

Microsoft HOME Agreement

As a Johnston County Schools employee, you can now buy both the Macintosh home version AND the Windows home version.  You no longer need a code to verify your employment you will only need to use your JCS email account!  Still the low price of $9.95 each.

Here is the link to take advantage of this change: https://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canvas Live Webinar Training

For a limited time, Canvas has made Live Webinar Training available to Johnston County Staff. This training, which is normally a service that they charge for, is available from February 14th to May 14 so make sure to take advantage of it while you can!

There are a variety of topics to learn, ranging from beginner to advanced, so there is something for everyone. 

NOTE: This training is intended for teachers who are interested in learning more about Canvas. This is not training for students. 

Click here for instructions on how to create an account and sign up for trainings.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Students Tab (NCEdCloud)

We have reports of teachers no longer having the My Students Tab in the state NCEdCloud Portal.  We have not been able to determine the issue with NCEdCloud staff but we do know relates to flagging staff with specific job codes.  We have verified with a few of the teachers who no longer have the My Students Tab that they do have the correct job code.  The NCEdCloud support staff have advised the teachers missing the My Student Tab to request the My Students for Non-teachers role to reinstate access to change student passwords. 

The “My Students for Non-teachers” exception role in the IAM Service can optionally be requested by teachers and staff that don't have one of the specific jobs the system flags (or system issues not recognizing correct codes) but do have students assigned to them. When granted, this role allows teachers and staff who are teaching classes but do not fall within the previous job codes, to see their assigned students via the "My Students for Non-teachers" tab in the IAM service.  This role must be requested each school year, as it will expire on June 30th of the school year in which it is granted.
To request this role, the teacher would do the following after logging into my.ncedcloud.org:
Workflow tab -> Requests -> Check "My Students for non-Teachers" box -> click "Submit Request" button
The request would then go to a JCS employee with the LEA Administrator role for Approval. NOTE:  Requests for LEA Student Help Desk will not be approved so be sure they are requesting the "My Students for non-Teachers"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SchoolNet Resource Center

Mrs. Pam Batchelor, JCS Instructional Technology Facilitator Specialist, has created three very informative videos on the new Student Accommodation feature for SchoolNet! Check it out by visiting: http://jcsschoolnet.weebly.com/student-accommodations.html