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Information about technology and how to use it, specifically for student use.

Google Drive and Canvas

Canvas and Google Apps are integrated — that is, they play (fairly) nice together. Which is good! What do I need to do to use this? First off, to use this integration you will need to give permission to it to access your Google Apps account. What this means is: the first time you try to do…

Digication Guides

Digication provides ePortfolio assessment tools that integrate with Canvas, and are used in a variety of courses at St. Mark’s. Digication provides a number of useful guides for first-time (and experienced) users. Student Guide Faculty Guide Administrator Guide Program Assessment Guide

Creating a Calendar Invitation

In Google Calendar (google.com/calendar) click the red ‘CREATE’ button, and fill in details such as title, date, time, location etc. Note the check box for recurring events which lets you set properties for repeated events. Now on the left hand side add email addresses for invitees: When you have entered all invitees addresses click the…

Who has access to Canvas?

The school chose to adopt Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate the timely communication about student progress and responsibilities between and among the students and faculty. As a high school, we support students as they develop their skills and build experience as independent, resourceful learners with a strong sense of self-efficacy. To…

Accessing the Virtual Desktops

The computer science and robotics labs run on virtual desktops — that is, the “computers” that you log in to are just clients for a large server that provides everyone with their applications (and processing power). Conveniently, you can log in to these desktops from any computer. Any where. Point your web browser at: https://mydesktop.stmarksschool.org…

System Access and Managing Passwords for Students

The “St. Mark’s User ID“, also known as your Active Directory (AD) ID. This is issued by the Technology department along with an email address.  The username is typically the first and last name of the student and the email address is the username@stmarksschool.org (for example John Doe= username JohnDoe and email is johndoe@stmarksschool.org).   The password for…

Final Draft

The English and Drama teachers use Final Draft for scriptwriting and screenwriting. It is a standard word processing application optimized for use in writing scripts. The school has a number of licenses for Final Draft, which are distributed by priority to: Students and faculty currently teaching or enrolled in courses that involve scriptwriting. Other faculty…

How do I change which window I see in Canvas?

Canvas supports automatic grading periods — that is, assignments are automatically sorted into their proper window based on their due date. That said, it can be disconcerting, as the window changes, to see vast swathes of assignments disappear (or appear). Students can change which window (or grading period) they are viewing in a particular course’s Grades view…