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Volume 21, Issue 8 

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ClassLink LaunchPad Updates

ClassLink LaunchPad is rolling out a new update on February 1, 2021. This update includes changes to the following features and can be previewed by clicking on the New LaunchPad Preview app when signed into your CPSB LaunchPad.   

Toolbar: A slight change to the toolbar bar includes an Edit Mode with Notifications moving to the left next to App Library +. Searches are typed to the right of the magnifying glass. Watch this ClassLink LaunchPad Toolbar video to learn more.
Edit Mode: The update allows users to Add Folders and select a Theme, App Size, Font Style and Color Palette

High Contrast Mode: This feature is included in the update for improved readability.

Right-Click Options: Users can customize with a right-click to Set Auto Launch, Add to Favorites, Add to Folder, use App Tags to categorize for filtering and sorting, Remove App, and more. Watch this ClassLink LaunchPad Customization video to learn more.

Favorites Bar: Set apps as favorites for quick access in the Favorites Bar located at the bottom of the page which also includes My Files and My Analytics.

Sign up for the Experience the New Look of ClassLink LaunchPad webinar on January 27th at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM offered by the Technology Training Center to learn more. Visit the CPSB Tech Class page to sign in with your CPSB credentials to view the Tech Class calendar, register for classes, and access additional Help Videos & Handouts for LaunchPad, Blackboard Resources, Odysseyware, Office 365, and more. 


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New Year Resolution:
Share Effectively with OneDrive

Feeling overwhelmed by all the share options in OneDrive? While it's easier than ever to communicate and collaborate with others, understanding how to share content to be able to do so might be a challenge. Here are a few tips for sharing files and folders from OneDrive more effectively in 2021.

Send Link: Setting Permissions

When you create a file or folder in OneDrive, you can click on the share icon to send a link to someone and determine the permissions you want them to have. Anyone with the link provides guest access which means the person you share the link with will be able to view and/or edit the content without having to sign into their CPSB account. The People in cpsb.org with the link option has people who click on the link sign in with their CPSB account. This option provides you with a record of who accessed the file or folder and any changes that have been made. People with existing access creates a link with no permission changes already determined for the file or folder. Specific people opens up the CPSB directory and gives you the option to send the link directly from OneDrive instead of copying and pasting the link in an email message. No matter how you would like the link to work, you will also need to decide if you want to allow the file or folder to be edited when the link is used. Once the desired permissions are set, click Apply and Copy link to paste and use as needed.


Request Files:  Invite Others to Upload Directly into a OneDrive Folder
If you need to collect digital content, you can use OneDrive's Request files feature. To use, click on the Action dots (vertical ellipsis) for the folder and select Request files. Enter a name for the request like Lesson Plans or Homework and click Next. A link will be generated that can be shared for others to use to upload files into the folder. The link can be copied or shared via email directly from OneDrive. Those who receive the link will only be able to upload content and will not have access to any files or sub-folders to view or edit.  All uploaded content is easily accessed by you when you open the folder.


Manage Access: Copy Links and Change Permissions    

Once content has been shared, you can manage access to change who can view and edit files and folders. To do so, click on the Action dots (vertical ellipsis) for the file or folder and select Manage access. A window will open and show the different links available for copying and sharing along with a list of those who already have direct access. To change permissions, click the drop-down arrow beside any name to change access to Can view, Can edit, or Stop sharing.

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Upcoming Tech Classes

CPSB Tech Classes provide information and experiences to learn how to integrate technology to support teaching and learning. Teachers can earn Tech Points through their participation and trade them in for classroom technology. Here's an overview of the upcoming webinars scheduled for the rest of January.

Interactivate Series: Blackboard Collaborate Next Steps|  January 14th at 3:30 PM 
Interactivate Series: Blackboard Groups| January 20th at 3:30 PM
Interactive Series: Getting Started with Discovery Education with Students | January 21st at 3:30 PM
Experience the New Look of Classlink LaunchPad | January 27th at 3:30 PM

Visit CPSB Tech Classes to sign in to view the entire Tech Class calendar and to register for classes.

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