Office of Technology

Information Technology Updates – September 2021

Published on September 30, 2021 in Office of Technology

PIMS The start of October is the kick off for state reporting which includes many data elements. There isn’t an individual in the district who isn’t impacted by submissions to PDE through PIMS (Pennsylvania Information Management System). Make sure you stay tuned to e-mails and additional communications throughout the year and reach out to the HelpDesk should you need any… Continue Reading Information Technology Updates – September 2021

Sale of Old Dell Laptops

Published on April 29, 2021 in Office of Technology

We received many inquiries for staff to purchase old Dell laptops during the current refresh cycle. We have weighed our options and have decided not to move forward with this sale for these reasons: The district would incur a labor cost of approximately $105/device to prepare the laptop for release of all SDoL licensing/data and ready for consumer purchase. The… Continue Reading Sale of Old Dell Laptops

Synergy and TeacherVUE Feature Spotlight

Published on April 1, 2021 in Office of Technology

This week’s Synergy videos include instructions on how to detach windows and use the QuickLaunch to its full potential. These are hints that can save time when navigating Synergy. For TeacherVUE users, we explore using the Quick Assignment feature in the grade book and dive into the various grade book reports available. All of these videos can be found on… Continue Reading Synergy and TeacherVUE Feature Spotlight

Synergy and TeacherVUE Feature Spotlight

Published on March 18, 2021 in Office of Technology

This week’s Synergy videos include instructions on how to customize grids and set defaults when running reports. All of which are steps that can save time when navigation Synergy. For TeacherVUE users, we explore the MTSS Workflow and the various grade book filters and options available to make the grade book customized for your personal needs. All of these videos… Continue Reading Synergy and TeacherVUE Feature Spotlight

Synergy Feature Spotlight

Published on March 3, 2021 in Office of Technology

As a teacher, do you know how to edit observations already entered? Or view observations from other teachers? And Synergy users, do you know what Quick Navigation is all about? If you don’t, please check out this week’s Feature Spotlight videos on the Knowledge Base Video Presentation page. If you’ve watched the videos and have questions, we’ve scheduled Open Zoom… Continue Reading Synergy Feature Spotlight

Introducing Synergy Feature Spotlight

Published on February 17, 2021 in Office of Technology

Are you ready to ease your navigation with fewer clicks in Synergy? Are you looking for analytics for TeacherVUE? Did you know that Synergy has a feature called a docking panel? Be sure to check out the Synergy Feature Spotlight section of the SDoL Knowledge Base. Other Synergy Feature Spotlight videos include: Customizable reports to communicate student progress Modifying alerts… Continue Reading Introducing Synergy Feature Spotlight

Synergy Training – Non-Employees and Position Changes

Published on February 3, 2021 in Office of Technology

An automated process has been created to reach out to new non-employees and employees changing positions that may need Synergy training. Based on information from a SAAF, individuals are flagged that may need training (non-employee that has never worked in the district, etc.) and an e-mail is sent with contact information. The training will be customized based on their position… Continue Reading Synergy Training – Non-Employees and Position Changes

Updates to Student GPA in ParentVUE/StudentVUE

Published on February 3, 2021 in Office of Technology

A recent update was made to only show the cumulative weighted GPA in ParentVUE and StudentVUE for students in grades 9-13. Previously, the weighted and non-weighted GPAs were displayed but there was no indication which was which.

Elementary Report Card Posting Video

Published on January 21, 2021 in Office of Technology

The instructional video on how to post elementary report card grades has been simplified to only contain the steps needed for report card grades. A separate video has been created for the elementary gradebook (creating assignments, linking/scoring competencies). These videos can be found on the Knowledge Base video section, under TeacherVUE.