Zoom + Teams!

Zoom is now integrated with Teams! How exciting is that you can have two most popular meeting apps together in one place! The following tutorial is for people who have already set up their school Zoom account. If you haven’t done so, please refer to the guidelines in the following post to do it first:

 ➡️Zoom accounts for all NCPA teachers and students⬅️

If you have already finished those steps, here’s how you can schedule and join a meeting with Zoom integration: Continue reading “Zoom + Teams!”

Summer Camp & Test Prep Week Registration Instructions

Register for summer camp courses the same way you register for ASAs, using SchoolsBuddy (https://ncpa.schoolsbuddy.net/)

1. Log into Schoolsbuddy using Office 365 and click Bookings Open

2. Click Choose for Summer Camp and/or for Summer SAT & TOEFL Prep Week

3. For Summer Camp, choose at least four and at most five summer camp activities. Your fifth activity will be your alternate, in case you can’t join one of your top four preferences. For Summer Test Prep, you can only make one choice.

4. When you are ready to submit your choices, click Review & Confirm

5. Click COMPLETE and Send ALL to School. You must do this once for Summer Camp and once for Summer Test Prep.

IT Notice: OneDrive Web Update

IT Notice: OneDrive web update affecting all user experience

The IT department has discovered a recent change in the pathway to the “Documents” page in OneDrive when clicking on web OneDrive through Office 365 portal, it will bring you to the SharePoint site instead of the OneDrive content page:

In order to reach the Documents page you will need to click “Document” on the SharePoint page to access OneDrive content

Here is the current pathway:
Portal.office365.com > login > OneDrive > Your Department > Department SharePoint Site > Document > Your OneDrive content is there.

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iPhone 默认存储图像为JPEG的方法 | How to save your picture as JPEG instead of HEIC

经常用iPhone拍照交作业,结果格式显示错误?JPEG格式的图像比HEIC更通用——你可以通过下图在系统设置中把默认的图片格式给为JPEG. 当然, HEIC格式的一些优势(地理信息、拍照设备信息等)就没有了。

How to save in Jpeg instead of HEIC. This will obviously result in Jpegs being shared from your iPhone, but it also means you lose the benefits that HEIC brings.

Log in to SchoolsBuddy with Office 365!

Good news, everyone!

Teachers and students can now log in to SchoolsBuddy using their Office 365 accounts. No need to remember separate username and password anymore!

This continues our push to unify logins at NCPA. To recap, you log in to most NCPA systems using your NetID username (i.e. jsmith) or e-mail address (i.e. jsmith@ncpachina.org) and NetID password as follows:

System Login Method
PowerSchool NetID username and NetID password
Office 365 Office 365 login using e-mail address and NetID password
Canvas Office 365
Zoom Clever using e-mail address and NetID password
SchoolsBuddy Office 365
GradeCam Clever using e-mail address and NetID password
Rubicon Atlas Clever using e-mail address and NetID password

Log in to Rubicon Atlas with your NCPA NetID using Clever!

Having to remember lots of different usernames and passwords annoys everyone. That’s why we’ve just activated a feature that lets you use your NCPA NetID to log in to Atlas!

This feature uses a single sign-on site called Clever. Follow these instructions to log in to Atlas via Clever using your NCPA NetID. Bonus tip: Clever also gives you access to GradeCam and Zoom.

Zoom accounts for all NCPA teachers and students

All NCPA teachers and students now have free access to the Zoom Basic plan. Zoom is a videoconferencing platform similar to Teams, but with features that teachers specifically find useful, especially breakout rooms and the ability to see all participants in a call at the same time.

To get started,

  1. Set up your account and connect your Outlook calendar
  2. Log into the desktop app
  3. Read these security tips to avoid “Zoombombing” – when trolls join your Zoom rooms

Contact the helpdesk if you require assistance!

NCPA #virtualschool Daily #edtech Briefing: Thursday, March 26th

Get the latest #virtualschool tips, FAQs, and demo slams from #pulaoproud Tech Ambs @newtonsscience @alannamounsey @trishmerewether @hanghesperwang @mbkkelsey live every Thursday at 8:30 am CST. Join link & recordings at http://go.ncpachina.org/vsdeb #issedu #acamistech

This day’s topics were:

  • Quarantine Excercises
  • Workout Plans
  • Link Up

Work it Through: Easy and Motivating Workout Routine for Quarantine Times

Hello everyone!

After 7 weeks of working online, it seems to be the perfect time to start a work-out routine to power through!

So, the NCPA Tech Ambassadors here present our 15 minute-ish exercises and invite everyone to join!

Get your work-out outfit and gears – a yoga mat is recommended but not compulsory (for noise-canceling); furniture like chairs and table could be handy too. Reminder: be very mindful of your own body condition. Switch to alternative moves whenever you want to. The point is to cheer your self up!

 

🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃Quarantine Fullbody Workout Starting Now🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃

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Virtual School Tech Briefing: Student Edition : February 28th

One of the biggest tech challenges of online school has been finding a way for students to download or watch a video from class relatively quickly. As teachers we’ve used resources such as: watching from Canvas, downloading from Canvas, downloading from teams, sending Sharepoint links, uploading to Stream and some teachers have even found their way on to Bilibili 网络教学面临的最大技术挑战之一,是找到一种让学生在课堂上相对快速地下载或观看视频的方法。作为教师,我们使用的资源包括:将视频Canvas上下载、Teams上下载、发送Sharepoint链接、上传到Stream以及有部分教师甚至找到自己的途径去使用Bilibili

As we move further into online school we’re looking to create a seamless way for you to be able to reach these videos by syncing your classes ( in Teams ) with Onedrive 随着我们进一步深入网络教学,我们正在创造一个无缝的方式,让你可以用Onedrive让视频同步到你的Teams课堂上。

 

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