Weekly Lessons Learned 8/13/21

Weekly Lessons Learned Update

Welcome back 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.

general information

How can I preview content (such as blueprint courses) in Canvas Commons?

Anyone with access to the Commons can preview content without importing it into a course.

Note: Many of the links in the above documents will only be accessible to Austin ISD staff.

Here are some links that might be helpful as you begin your setup for the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • Student Online Safety BLEND Course
    • This course will be required of all Austin ISD students, and lives in homeroom and advisory blueprint courses. It contains five digital citizenship lessons to support safe online behaviors and skills. A preview is coming soon.
  • Minecraft 
    • This course provides training and resources for the use of Minecraft:Education Edition.
  • Planting the Seeds: Getting Started With BLEND in Austin ISD Self-Paced SY21-22
    • This course is a fully asynchronous experience during which you will learn how you can make BLEND work for you.
      Register in HCP (Austin ISD staff only)

Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours

The Technology Design Team is hosting virtual office hours to help provide real time instructional technology support in the first weeks of school. Virtual Office Hours with the Technology Design Team will happen on Monday-Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM , 11:00AM-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00 PM.

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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