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Cloud Based Software

Introduction

In cloud computing, the word “cloud” (also called “the cloud”) is used as a metaphor for “the Internet.” So the phrase cloud computing means “a type of Internet-based computing,” where different services — such as servers, storage and applications — are delivered to an organization’s computers and devices through the Internet.

Source: webopedia

In School District No. 42, cloud-based services include:

  • ePortfolios
  • Google Drive
  • Helix Media Server
  • LS Library Software
  • MyEducation BC
  • Parent Portal
ePortfolios

FreshGrade

FreshGrade develops solutions that enable educators, empower students, and engage parents. The suite of mobile and browser-based applications designed for teachers, parents and students make learning visible and immediate. Capturing activities inside and outside the classroom has never been easier, putting control of continuous learning in the hands of students and their stakeholders.

For assistance, please refer to the FreshGrade support site.

MyPortfolio

Scholantis creates public websites and user-driven portals that transform education with better ways to teach, learn and run school districts.

If you are just getting started using student MyPortfolios, here are two great resources:

For more in-depth product information please see the Student Portfolios section of the Scholantis support site.

Creating New Class Site

Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

Source: Wikipedia

Helix Media Server

Helix Media Library

Teachers and students can access hundreds of educational videos in School District No. 42’s Helix Media Library.

The videos may be viewed on any device, at school or at home. To see more, visit the Helix Media Library.

LS2 Library Software

TLC’s integrated library system for schools is specially designed to accommodate the needs of teacher-librarians in any school library, ranging from single-site institutions to major urban school districts.

Learn more at https://tlcdelivers.com/

MyEducation BC

MyEducation BC provides secure access to a single educational record for students no matter where they learn in British Columbia. Teachers, students and parents can use features in MyEducation BC to collaborate and plan a more personalized learning experience for students.

Please refer to the dedicated support site for MyEd BC located at: https://myedbc.sd42.ca/

MyClass

MyClass is a gateway to the provincial Student Information System (MyEducation BC) that will enable parents/guardians to connect directly with their child’s teachers. This gateway is a separate system from the School District No. 42 Parent Portal.

For more information, please visit dedicated support site for MyClass.

Parent Portal

School District No. 42’s Parent Portal allows parents/guardians to register their child for kindergarten, fill in school forms, sign off on field trips, receive timely school and school district communications, make secure payments online, and much more.

The Parent Portal is located at: https://parents.sd42.ca/

Tutorials/Learning Resources