Use of technology can be very confusing, especially when so many applications are being used.
Below are some frequently asked questions that are asked by SD72 technology users with some very simple answers and links to more helpful information.
Open a web browser. Type in: office.com. Sign in using your SD72 email address and network password. email@example.com (elementary) S####00! (middle/high) own password.
You will have access to all of the Office 365 apps as well as your OneDrive Files. You can even access your Outlook emails from this location.
Click HERE for printed instructions.
Open a web browser. Type in: office.com. Sign in using your SD72 email address and network password.
firstname.lastname@example.org (elementary) S####00! (middle/high) own password.
Click on the OneDrive icon. This will provide you access to all of your files created at school.
Yes. The “Install” desktop application is available from the office.com homepage (top right). The Office apps for mobile devices are available from the Apple Store and Google Play for both Apple and Android devices. Click HERE for printed instructions.
If your computer has a microphone attached, it is very easy to use both of these features in MOST Office 365 products – NOT just word. Click HERE to access information about the use of Assistive Technology in Office 365.
Depending on how the teacher set it up, the student can:
- Work directly online in the template provided. Click “Turn in” when completed.
- Insert the completed document from the OneDrive account by clicking on the “Add work” icon, navigating to the OneDrive file and clicking “Turn In” when done.
- Take a picture OR use the OneDrive app on a mobile device to scan a document and Insert it from the
mobile Teams app.
Click HERE for more instructions on using Assignments in Teams.
Once the student is in the meeting, click on the “Custom Setup” icon. You will then have the ability to choose what camera, audio and microphone you would like selected for the Team meeting. Click HERE for printed instructions.
There are TWO methods Teams can be accessed from home:
- Log into office.com -> click on the Teams icon
- Download the Teams app for desktop use.
Click HERE for printed instructions.
Scheduled meetings can be accessed in different ways depending on how it was set up and the age of the student:
1. Elementary - accessed from the "Posts" tab in a conversation in the student's class Team.
2. Middle/secondary - accessed the same method as above OR directly from their email or calendar if the invite was sent directly.
Yes. There is a section on the Student/Parent public page for Technology Help -> with a specific section just for Teams. There are a number of printed instructions as well as a number of videos located on the far right of the page. Click HERE to access this page.
The 72Learning Hub (our new instructional website) houses a page on all things "Teams". Here you can find a number of instructional print screens, the link to the ITC YouTube Teams playlist, the link to Mike Tholfsen's Teams YouTube playlists on tips and tricks, use in the classroom, timely releases for new updates and "shorts" to quickly explain concepts in less than a minute. Click HERE to access this page.
Eportfolios/Scholantis School Sites
Go to the SD72 home page -> click on “Sign In->Portal”. Log in using office.com username and password (see above). The teacher class site will be listed as an icon on the landing page (there might be more than one there – make sure you are going to the correct one).
Go to the SD72 home page -> click on “Sign In->Portal”. Log in using office.com username and password (see above). Click on the BLUE icon -> Eportfolio
This is an invite to access the ePortolio site that your child’s teacher will be using to post pictures, student projects and assessments throughout the year. Use the process outlined HERE to accept the invite so you have access to it.
Use the same procedure as the ePortolio process. The class site is accessed from the “Grad hat” icon located beside the child’s name.
NOTE: The site will ONLY be accessible if the teacher has made the class site “public”.
Contact your child’s teacher. They will have a list with this information.
Usernames and Passwords
Please contact the teacher to obtain the password.
Students can visit the Self Serve Password site to reset their own (if registered). If they have not registered, contact their teacher, the school’s TIST, Teacher Librarian OR EBlend teacher if taking online courses.
Click HERE to access the registration page. Then follow THESE directions.
MOST of the applications in the district now use the Single Sign-On (SSO) process. However, HERE is a document that visually displays what username and passwords they will need to use.
Insignia is accessed from “My Apps” from office.com. Locate the Insignia -> OPAC icon. Once logged into Office.com, the application will use the Single Sign-On process. If it doesn’t automatically login – use the SD72 email address and password.
Yes. SD72 provides a "guest wifi" for personal devices. Instructions for connecting to the wifi are explained in THIS Tech Untangled Blog post.
The password must be obtained from the teacher as it is housed behind a password-protected portal.
A "Top Ten Technology Tips" page has been created with quick instructional sheets to help you troubleshoot common technology problems.
The ITC YouTube channel has a number of playlists specifically created for applications used in our district. Some of the videos were created by SD72 staff, others have been added to the playlists as they offer important helpful information.
The Tech Untangled Blog can be found HERE.