Author Archives: Brian Abeling

About Brian Abeling

Director of Technology, serving West Des Moines Community Schools

Teachers: Google Drive now integrates with Infinite Campus

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Available Sept 28th for WDM Teachers:  If you added a new assignment to your Grade Book recently, you may have noticed a new feature has been added . . . Google Drive integration!
With this addition, you can now:
  • Link files to the Teacher Notes and videos to the Portal Description of an assignment;
  • Attach a Drive file to an assignment that students can open and interact with based on the teacher’s sharing preferences;
  • Allow students to attach Drive files to assignments in the Portal, either original files or files copied from the teacher’s original.

All sharing and editing permissions  (that you typically do while in Google Drive) can be managed through the assignment instead . Files can also be attached to units and lesson plans for sharing between teachers.

Interested?  Here’s a handout related to Google Drive integration with Infinite Campus.

Student accounts to be reset on August 18th

The loneliest room in the school - the computer lab

STUDENT GOOGLE/NETWORK accounts to be reset on August 18th

On August 18th, computer/network passwords for all students (which is also your Google password) will be reset to your birthdate  MMDDYYYY  : NOTE  it may be 7 digits or MDDYYYY  if your birthday would have a leading zero.   Example:   Jan 15, 2001 would be    1152001

3rd grade thru 12th grade students will be FORCED to change their password when they first log in.   Students can log in and regain access to their accounts from home by visiting and logging in with their email account and they will be prompted to change their password.