Announcements

Expiring Accounts

posted Jun 12, 2015, 6:09 AM by Jonathan Crosby   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 7:39 AM ]

Please review the updated procedures for graduating seniors and staff leaving the district.

Schoology - End of Year and Rollover Information

posted Jun 12, 2015, 6:07 AM by Jonathan Crosby   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 6:07 AM ]

All courses in Schoology have grading periods that are tied directly to semester and marking period dates from eSchool. For students, this means classes will no longer be accessible after the last day of school. For teachers, classes will be accessible indefinitely under the 'Archived' option. (Courses>See All>My Courses | Archived) This means all content within the courses will also be accessible to you indefinitely. In order to easily reuse content for future course sections, use the Options button with Save Course to Resources while in the Materials view.

Groups in Schoology are not tied to grading periods and by default will be accessible by both group admins and users indefinitely. Groups are not centrally managed as they are created and managed by teachers as needed. This means that you will be responsible for updating your group membership, or archiving/deleting the groups that you are an admin of. To archive or delete a group, select Groups>See All>My Groups, then select the gear icon and choose Archive or Delete. Archived groups will remain accessible to group admins, but not regular group members.

We anticipate making courses for next year available to staff in early August after the eSchool rollover and testing have been completed. You may however build content at any time using the 'Resources' area in Schoology. To rollover content between previous year's courses and upcoming courses, first copy the Materials to Resources (Materials view | Options> Save Course to Resources) , then go into the upcoming course and copy the Materials back from Resources (Materials view | Add Materials> Import from Resources). For more information on this please see the end of year guide created by Schoology.

If you have any additional concerns regarding the information above, please submit a support request.

New copiers and scanning documents

posted Aug 8, 2014, 10:07 AM by Jonathan Crosby   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 10:08 AM ]

Please review the new procedure for scanning documents from the copiers: Scan to Email (Ricoh Copiers)

Blackboard Shutdown

posted Dec 11, 2013, 4:47 AM by Jonathan Crosby   [ updated Dec 18, 2013, 11:10 AM ]

We will be completing our Learning Management System (LMS) transition by shutting down our Blackboard server (blackboard.westport.k12.ct.us) on Monday January 6th, 2014. 

Blackboard Decommissioning

posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:17 AM by Jonathan Crosby   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 4:46 AM ]

Blackboard is being retired.  Schoology has been chosen as the replacement.  Schoology will serve many of the same functions as Blackboard, but not all.


http://blackboard.westport.k12.ct.us is being replaced by updated websites for each school.  Links to Schoology and HAC will be located on each school's website.  You can go to any school to login to HAC or Schoology and you will see all of your children.

The new sites will have the following addresses starting on August 15.

 

Please note that if you are browsing to the school sites via a mobile device or a device with a reduced screen size, you will need to scroll to and expand the Tools and Resources section for the HAC and Schoology links.


For students at Coleytown Middle School, Bedford Middle School, and Staples High SchoolSchoology will be the location they will see homework posted by teachers on a nightly basis.  Students will be able to access instructional materials and online resources as well.  This will begin the first day of school. 

For parents of students at Coleytown Middle School, Bedford Middle School, and Staples High School, Schoology will be the location where you can check the date assignments are due and see resources teachers have shared with you.


For students at any of the five elementary schoolsSchoology will be the place where teachers can post instructional materials and online resources for use in class as well as at home.  This will begin by the date of each school's open house. 

For parents of students at any of the five elementary schools, Schoology will be the location where you can see resources teachers have shared with you.

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