Cañon City Schools Technology Department

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July 2019 IT News

Technology Department
SchoolDude Help Desk - It converted to a new work order system called "HelpDesk" we hope it will be easier and more intuitive for staff who need technical assistance.

ClassLink - This is a new single sign on system for all staff and students where passwords begin to be something of the past. Instructional Technology Coordinators (ITC = Dan and Deanna) and IT will be providing training to staff throughout the year.

Mobile Guardian - The mobile device classroom management system to allow teachers to manage student Chromebooks while in class. Also, it will allow parents to manage student Chromebooks that are taken home to be able to filter web sites as well as schedule times where students can access their devices or not.

New WIFI access - New WIFI access points were implemented over the summer in Harrison, CCMS, CES and MVCKS to increase wireless access in every classroom for the roll-out of new Chromebooks to students.
70" LCD TV's and Carts for Middle Schools - Every Middle School classroom will have a new tv and cart as well as a Chromebit device to be used for presenting digital content to students. These tv's will replace the old projectors.

New Staff in IT - Please welcome Mike Helfrich and Michael Hawver who were hired with the IT Department over the summer to replace Rachel, Christina and Chase. Chase Welchen has moved up into the role of IT Repair Specialist. Elizabeth Gamache's role has also been changed to SIS Coordinator, providing the same great support we all have grown to love from Elizabeth but also emphasizing on coordinating and administrating state reporting needs for the district.
Click here for more changes happening throughout the district: https://spectrum.canoncityschools.org/apps/pages/whatsnew