Updated January 25th, 2022 by Bryan Drozd

SabersPrint (Konica MFPs)

Overview As of January 2022 we are replacing all of the Canon MFP devices with similarly outfitted Konica devices. Info Typically there are two (2) Konica MFPs (Multi-Function Printers) located in every building.  Common locations are work rooms, offices, teacher lounges. SabersPrint is central queue that allows for submitting a job and then releasi...

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Updated November 4th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Canvas for Parents

Canvas  is Shakopee's Learning Management System. Teachers use Canvas to post announcements, deliver materials, and collect digital work from students. Students to submit assignments, take quizzes, participate in discussion boards, access resources, and track their to-do list. Canvas is used in grades 6-12, Shakopee Online, and some elementary class...

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Updated August 20th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Connect to Network Drives or Shares

There are two common ways to connect to a network drive on a Mac.  For the majority of users, the first method through NoMAD will work.  For users with additional access to network drives, the second method may be necessary. Delete Local Drive Connections Note that these methods only work on-site or for staff who have been given VPN access and have ...

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Updated January 3rd, 2022 by Bryan Drozd

Reserving a Room or Equipment

This article attempts to summarize the various methods for which staff can reserve a room or technology equipment. rSchool - Room BookingUsed for all district rooms and locations with several exceptions noted below. Assistance with a facilities account or reservation should be directed to the Community Education department.   District-wide calendar ...

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Updated August 27th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

2021-2022 Technology Info

2021-2022 Technology Info - New Staff & Reminders HELP & HOW TO                                                                                                                   Help Desk (Email): helpdesk@shakopee.k12.mn.us  Help Desk (Phone): x5100 Help Desk (Web) :    https://whd.shakopee.k12.mn.us Staff Resources: https://techtools.shako...

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Updated August 20th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus Parent App

This page includes notes for setting up and using the Infinite Campus parent app. Here are some helpful links to get started with the app: Infinite Campus Mobile App video Campus Parent & Student Help Center Home Parent app set-up Campus Parent puts school information like Attendance, Fees, Schedules, Health, Transportation, Test Scores and Food...

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Updated August 18th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Accessibility Settings

Notes about various features on our devices that help make them easier to use for students or staff with specific needs or disabilities. iPad Apple Devices have a lot of built-in features such as voice-to-text, screen reading, and vision accommodations. Click the link below to explore Apple's Accessibility features. Use the Microsoft Lens app to sca...

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Updated August 19th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus Parent - Transportation

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal can be used to review Transportation information. Prior to the finalization of bus routes, this section may not be available.  The district will communicate when transportation information has been posted and available for review. Visit the district website for general information about transportation and related fo...

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Updated August 24th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Technology Help Resources

Technology questions can take many forms, and this page is intended to help guide you to the most effective and efficient outcome for your question. Staff who may assist with technology questions Building Technology ParaEducators All general technology functional and set-up questions.   Account set up or access for all systems (excluding any softwar...

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Updated August 15th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Absence management via phone

Not only is absence management available on the web and mobile app, but you can also create absences, manage personal information, and more, all over the phone. Over the phone you can: Create an absence Review upcoming absences Review a specific absence Review or change your personal information Dial 1-800-942-3767.  You'll be prompted to enter your...

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Updated August 13th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Relay Web Filter - Troubleshooting

Lightspeed Relay is the district's web content filter. Sometimes the Relay software unintentionally prevents web sites or apps from loading. This happens when Relay fails to update or is interrupted mid-update and as a result all network connections are blocked. Fix Relay on iPad Follow the troubleshooting steps below to cancel the app update. After...

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Updated November 5th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

iPad Core and Auto-Installed Apps

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year the tech department surveyed teaching staff to find out what the most commonly requested apps are. Those apps are reflected below and will be updated every year based on feedback. Core Apps can be installed in a bundle by tapping the web link named "Elementary Apps" or "Core Apps" (middle schools). Safari opens,...

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Updated August 13th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Relay Web Filter - Parent Portal

The primary parent account is set up to receive a weekly email from our Lightspeed Relay Internet filter with details about student web browsing activity for the past week. No action is needed from parents. We will update our parent list in Relay monthly based on the contact information in Infinite Campus at that time. This article provides an overv...

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Updated August 31st, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus Parent - Fees

The first step for viewing fees or food service payments is to log in to Infinite Campus. Fees Fees may include items such as technology device insurance, damaged book assessments, costs for specific courses, and so on.  They are generally assigned to all or to specific students in a household. View all fees that are currently due. Click “Add to Car...

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Updated November 16th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus Parent Web Portal

Notes for the using the web version of the Infinite Campus parent portal. PLEASE NOTE: Parents should have their own login.  Using a student's login for the portal will not show you certain screens, such as fee payment, registration, or certain surveys. Create a new parent account You will be able to see attendance, grades (secondary), health inform...

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Updated August 20th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus student filtering level

These are steps for setting the Internet filtering level via Infinite Campus.   This is to be done only at the direction of building administration or designee.  Step by Step Guide 1. In Infinite Campus, go to the student record. 2. Go to the Unique Learner tab. 3.  Look for the drop down menu labeled "Filtering".  Choose from the three options curr...

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Updated August 18th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

iPad ScreenTime Settings

Parents have the option to set up Screen Time restrictions on a student iPad.  If set up incorrectly or with too many restrictions, it may make the device less functional as the learning tool it is intended to be.  It also is not a replacement for our web filter; the filtering we use is more specifically tailored to curriculum needs and overall safe...

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Updated August 22nd, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Seesaw for Students

Notes for students (and anyone helping students) on how to use Seesaw. Seesaw Help Site Signing into Seesaw Video and notes for signing into Seesaw using student's school email account. Delete Posting to your own journal Video and notes for posting to to your own journal in Seesaw Delete Respond to a Seesaw activity Video and notes for responding to...

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Updated August 21st, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Hitachi Projector Warning Lights

This article covers common warning or status indicator lights for Hitachi projectors.  May not apply universally to all models; these are the most common indicators. Providing indicator light information can be very helpful when submitting a ticket for projector issues. Power Light Lamp Light Temperature Light Description Orange Off Off Standby mode...

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Updated August 18th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Google Meet for Students

Notes and videos for common Google Meet usage for students. Sign in to Google Meet (iPad) Notes and translations. Student Sign In to Google Meet.pdf Student Sign In to Google Meet-spanish.pdf Student Sign In to Google Meet-somali.pdf Delete...

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Updated August 21st, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Google Takeout

How to retain a copy of Google data using the Takeout archiving process. Delete Staff Takeout As of March 25, 2021 Takeout has been disabled for staff.  For assistance in moving personal data from district Google Drive contact the help desk. Staff are responsible for ensuring no files they take with them contain personal student or district specific...

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Updated December 9th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Software or Subscription Request

This article covers the rationale and processes for software and subscription requests.  Related to this is our current parent communication regarding Software and Sites We Use. Why we need a process We have not always had a consistent process in place for acquiring software and site subscriptions. We are seeking to remedy that by implementing a con...

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Updated October 8th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Infinite Campus Messenger

Delete Info Messages will be sent from generic email (donotreply@shakopeemn.mg.infinitecampus.org). Best practice to include course and signature block to allow parents to relate message to child. Infinite Campus includes functionality to send out messages to a variety of audiences. Notes below include support documents that thoroughly cover the use...

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Updated September 30th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Paraeducator Device Requests

This article explains the device allocation requirements for paraeducators. Devices are allocated based on job function, curriculum need, and sustainability over time.   The specific daily tasks of a paraeducator can vary quite a bit depending on the classroom setting in which they work, the students they assist, and the expectations of the teacher(...

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Updated December 9th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Professional Learning Management

New Class Enrollment 1. Here's an example of a typical e-mail you would receive letting you know that you have been enrolled in a class: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE!THIS IS AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE AND YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE!If you have any questions about these requests, please contact your Professional Development StaffGreetings (Staff Name)...

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Updated August 13th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Seesaw for Families

Seesaw is an online tool that we use primarily in early childhood and elementary grades.  It is a space for teachers to share assignments with students which also allows parents to participate in seeing what students are doing.  It is also a helpful tool for communication. Seesaw was used extensively for remote learning due to staff and students alr...

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Updated August 27th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Set an Alarm on iPad

It can be useful for students to set alarms on their iPad to remind them to attend certain classes, services, or complete schoolwork. Apple support notes on setting an alarm....

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Updated August 30th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Mitel Connect

Overview Mitel Connect is application available for Windows and Macbooks that extend Mitel phone features to computer. Anyone with an assigned extension (which includes voicemail-only extensions) can use Mitel Connect. Common features used: Managing Voicemail (Personal / Workgroup) Forwarding calls using directory search Directory lookup Delete Warn...

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Updated August 24th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Central Duplicating (WebCRD)

Overview Central Duplicating is housed at District Office at 1200 Shakopee Town Square.   Central Duplicating offers following services: Printing Standard / Heavy Paper Various colors Binding Glue / Spiral Punch Punch ring binder holes Cutting Cut sheets to desired sizes Delete Login Central Duplicating portal can be accessed on and off District net...

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Updated December 21st, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Technology Department Newsletters

Archive of technology department newsletters that are occasionally (usually monthly or as needed) sent out to staff. Staff Tech Newsletter - December 2021 Staff Tech Newsletter - October 2021 Staff Tech Newsletter - May 2021 Staff Tech Newsletter - April 2021 Staff Tech Newsletter - February 2021 Staff Tech Newsletter - January 2021 Staff Tech Newsl...

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Updated January 20th, 2022 by Bryan Drozd

Microsoft Home Use Program

There are currently two programs we are aware of for reduced cost or free access to Microsoft products, depending on your needs. The Microsoft Home Use Program is an option for discounted purchasing (currently a 30% discount) of Office 365 software and all the benefits a paid subscription entails. The Office 365 Education option is available for stu...

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Updated October 11th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Software Subscriptions

This page should still be considered a rough draft and will be refined as we pursue our software review process. BrainPop BrainPop has educational videos for a variety of subject areas.  The audience for this site is K-8 students. Common Sense Media overview of BrainPop Student Login: Students should use the Clever portal  and their default username...

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Updated August 13th, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Relay Web Filter - Filtering Levels

The district uses a web content filter named Lightspeed Relay. Relay is installed on all district managed devices and provides a CIPA level filtering designed to keep students safe while using the Internet. The standard filtering policy is the same across all devices, with the goal being teachers and students experiencing the same allowed or blocked...

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Updated August 23rd, 2021 by Bryan Drozd

Google Meet Troubleshooting

This article collects various notes for troubleshooting issues with Google Meet sessions. Also see: Google Meet cheat-sheet Audio and Video Settings If you're having video or audio issues in Google Meet, try changing your settings.  Here is Google's help article - https://support.google.com/meet/answer/9302964 Step by Step Guide 1. Browse to  https:...

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