Import Day Letter Schedule to Your Google Calendar

Want to see the letter day in your Google Calendar? You can now add the with a few clicks of your mouse.

First, from the calendar page on Veracross, click the red subscribe link.

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Then click the School Calendars tab.

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Before clicking the subscribe link next to All School events, make sure the Subscribe using Google Calendar checkbox is checked.

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After checking that box, you can click the subscribe link for All School Events to be taken to your Google Calendar to confirm you want to import this calendar from Veracross.

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After clicking yes, it can take a few seconds for the days to appear in Google Calendar. If the days do not show after about 1 minute, refresh the page and the calendar should show up.

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Tomorrow, expect a post on how to import your class schedule into your personal calendar to show your busy/free schedule for anyone trying to schedule a meeting with you via Google Calendar.

How to Import Your Class Schedule Into Your Google Calendar

It’s the beginning of the year and you would like to import your class schedule into your Google calendar. You subscribed from the Veracross calendar subscription page and subscribed to your class calendar. Then you realized that the imported schedule wasn’t really in your calendar. You wouldn’t get notifications for when you next class was about to start or you couldn’t see if you were busy or free because that calendar isn’t actually in your calendar. This post will show the steps needed to import your schedule into your personal Google calendar. These steps will not work on an iPad.

Step 1

Go to the calendar in your Veracross portal and choose the subscribe tab. Continue reading

Recent important iPad app updates to Google apps

Google has pushed out recent updates with improved features for many iPad apps. These are important updates that can help your child complete their work, collaborate in the classroom, and provide an improved experience on the iPad!

Updates include:

  • Chrome: stability updates and bug fixes
  • Docs: spell check and performance enhancements
  • Slides: grouping objects together for quicker editing

Please advise your child to go into their App Store app, click up Updates, and Update all apps.

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Alternatively, you can set your child’s iPad to automatically download any app update when it is available. To do this, simply go into the iPad settings app, and click on iTunes & App Store. Make sure the slide icon is green next to Updates. This will prompt automatic updates.

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Gradebook default trimester status

The gradebook in Veracross will continue to default to Trimester 1 until division administrators complete their review of report cards. Until that process is completed, you will need to manually change your gradebook to US Trimester 2 by using the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner of the page. Note that you will have to change this value every time you change to a new class in the gradebook.

Save Attachments Directly to Google Drive

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A new Gmail update will let you view and save attachments directly to Google Drive from within your message.

Google announced the news on its official blog. The new feature is twofold. First, attachments are now visible as previews at the bottom of a message. That means instead of just seeing a list of files with the option to click “preview” (which opens in a separate browser tab), you see a preview within the message itself. Clicking on the preview brings up a fullscreen view of the file, and you can navigate through several attachments the same way you flip through a photo slideshow.

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The more significant feature, however, is the ability to save an attachment directly to Google Drive. Simply click on the Google Drive icon that appears when you hover over an attachment and choose where to send your attachment.

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You can still download files directly to your computer —just click the arrow button, but the improved Google Drive integration allows for better file access across multiple devices.

Google says that the new feature will roll out over the next week.

New scan to Google Drive option on campus printers!

You may have noticed new copiers across campus. You may have also notice that there is no “network scans” folder on your desktop this year. In an effort to utilize our Google Apps account and make scanning even easier for you, you will now see the option to scan to Google Drive on copiers.

 On the main screen, you will be prompted to enter an ID number.  For those on the City Ave campuse, we’ve synced the printers to your cafeteria PIN number. For those on the LS campus, your PIN number is your campus phone extension. Enter your 4-digit cafeteria PIN to get started.

 

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