Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This will be 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.
What Summer Professional Learning opportunities are the Technology Design Team offering?
We are so glad you asked! This slideshow highlights our Summer Professional Learning offerings open to Austin ISD staff. We’d love to see you!
Is there a way to print a hard copy of a NewQuiz?
For NewQuizzes, there are only two options: You can right click and print and see if you get all the quiz, or you can screen-shot each question from “Student View” and paste the question on a separate editing platform (like Google Docs). If you’re part of the Canvas Community, you can upvote the feature to print NewQuizzes more easily by replying or commenting on this Canvas thread for printable/PDF-exportable NewQuizzes.
How can my students and caregivers translate text on a web page?
Google Chrome has translation tools built into the browser.
This video demonstrates how to translate text on a page.
Google also provides a written step set.
When are Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours?
Virtual Office Hours with the Technology Design Team will happen on Monday-Thursday from 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM and on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Please check the Global Announcement in BLEND for the Zoom link.
I am leaving the District and want to transfer ownership of some contents in Google Drive. How can I do that?
Google Drive allows us to transfer ownership of a document or folder. When transferring ownership, the previous owner becomes an editor on the document and can be removed by the new owner.
Google provides a step set for the process.
Here is a silent screencast demonstrating the transfer process.
I am graduating/retiring from Austin ISD. How can I efficiently download my Google Drive contents to take with me?
Austin ISD teachers and students have unlimited storage in their G Suite for Education account. Before leaving the district upon graduation or end of employment, it is possible for the user to download all of their Google Drive, student Gmail and almost all other Google content created by the user using Google Takeout.
Video demonstration on Youtube
How may I support families and students who want to download an archive of student work in Seesaw?