Google Docs Help: A complete, searchable database of answers
Data Handling: How to manage backups and avoid relying on USB Thumbdrives.
Ning: Private social networking for the classroom.
Open Source Software: Free alternatives to very expensive software.
Glogster: Online multimedia posters.
Polleverywhere.com: Live audience polling.
How to Post Your Syllabus: Want to get that all important document online?
How to Access Archived Class Pages: All of your past class pages are accessible.
Login Letter to Students – Fall 2011: The letter that goes out to students with their account information.
Group Spaces: The complete manual covering how to manage your class pages.
Bitly.com: How to shorten a URL
How to Link to Archived Files: Your can link to anything you want.
How to Start a Wiki: STJLabs Google Sites is your friend.
How to Access Any Class Portal Page: Anyone who can log in to the portal can see all class pages.
How to Add Students to a Portal Page Roster: Any teacher can modify their class rosters on the portal.
How to Add STJLabs Email to your iDevice: Email, calendars, and contacts on the go.
Portal quizzes: How to use the quiz creator on the portal.
How to add a student to your class page roster: How to add and remove students from the rosters on your class pages
Complete Class Pages Guide: This covers everything in one document
Where is the portal login location?
What do I do if I don’t remember my portal password and/or username?
Your portal username is first initial last name (all lower case, one word). To retrieve your password, head on over to the portal password retrieval page.
How do I learn more about the portal class pages.
You can read all about class webpage functionality in the FinalSite class page manual. You can also contact me to arrange one on one training.
Where is the STJLabs Google Docs login location?
How do I learn more about how to use the STJLabs Google Docs system.
You can read a great deal of helpful information about the system in the Google Docs online support pages. You can also contact me to arrange one on one training.
What do I do if I don’t remember my STJLabs Google Docs username and/or password?
Your username is firstname.lastname@example.org. Email me (email@example.com) if you need to reset your password.
How do I receive free USB thumb drives?.
I can usually provide up to to 5 drives to a teacher at a time. Email me and let me know how many you’d like and I’ll drop them off in your mailbox. Students came pick up a drive (if they are available) during CP in SV21.
How do I get my hands on lots of free educational software?
I have several hundred copies of Open Education Disc, a large compilation of the best free open source (FOSS) education software for Windows. I can provide up to 50 copies to a teacher at a time.
What do I do if I have a student who doesn’t remember their account information?
If the student has never logged in to either system, their initial login information is contained in the master account spreadsheet that was emailed to the entire faculty. If their login information does not work, you can have their passwords reset in two ways. Any teacher can email me the names of the students whose passwords need to be reset. Please make sure to state in the email which password(s) you need reset (Portal and/or Docs). The second method is for the student to come see me in SV21 during CP. Note that I cannot send student passwords to student email accounts. If you give a student their login information, please also give them the Login Letter to Students – Fall 2011.
What information should I give to students who are brand new to the portal and STJLabs Google Docs system?
Give them this web address: http://tinyurl.com/stjastudentaccountinfo. On that page they will find information that will help them setup and explore their accounts.
Is there a shorter URL for the school’s stjacademy.org web mail system?
Yup: bit.ly/sjamail will take you to the login page.