3 steps to educational social networking:
- Log in to Glow, and select an Office 365 Tile
- Click on the O365 App Launcher and look for the Y
- Log in and introduce yourself to the Glow Community
3 steps to educational social networking:
There are now many schools in Stirling & Clacks using the Glow Blogs webspace to host their school websites. There are also many classes blogging about their learning activities.
#ShareOurLearning is a place where class blogs across Scotland can share what they are learning.
Class Bloggers can choose which of their posts to share. By simply categorising or tagging you posts with shareourlearning and registering here, any posts you categorise or tag will show up on the national site.
Another update to Glow is coming with Yammer being launched later this month, the current target date being 22nd February 2016. There are initial help guides available within the help wiki – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/O365+Yammer.
Yammer’s launch is slightly different to the previous launches of Delve, Sway and Video because the release of Yammer does impact upon existing services. The Glow tenancy can only have one community wide social network and this means that when Yammer is switched on, the newsfeed across the tenancy is switched off.
What this means for end users is:
The above is detailed here – https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Yammer+and+the+Newsfeed
Final migration process
By Friday the 5th of February, there should be no school/establishment education users accessing Groupwise. All education staff should be using Microsoft Outlook email.
What do I need to know?
How do I get help?
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All remaining Education stirling.gov.uk accounts will be moved over to corporate Office 365 during the week beginning 1st February. All content including contacts, calendar and email will be moved at the same time.
This applies to HTs, DHTs, Admin staff, Technicians, School addresses etc, it does NOT apply to teaching staff. They have now moved full-time into the Glow environment.
Once this move has taken place, you will no longer be able to use Groupwise to access your email. Instead you will be using the Outlook 2013 desktop application. Look for the shortcut on your desktop,
The program can also be found by going into your PC Start menu, then finding Microsoft Office 2013, Outlook 2013.
Your email address and password will not change, and you should use your existing details when you log into Outlook 2013.
This move has been planned for the w/b 1st Feb because it falls before the inservice/holiday week.
You can find help pages provided here: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/st/sctech4learning/know-your-glow/know-your-glow-helpsheets/
and also pages provided by the Office 365 team:
Once you have successfully logged into your stirling.gov.uk account through Outlook 2013, you will be able to do everything you could previously do with Groupwise, plus a lot more:
The e-Portfolio Plugin Version 1.0 has been released. Pupils can now set up an e-Portfolio by selecting e-Portfolio from a popup on the Create Blog page. Existing blogs can gain the functionality by activating the e-Portfolio plugin.The old portfolio themes are no longer available in the theme picker.
The e-Portfolio plugin make creating a profile from a series of posts much simpler. There is a new Taxonomy ‘Profile Tags’ which control which posts appear on the profile. Pupils can create as many profiles as they like.
A series of help pages are available on using the e-Portfolio Plugin.
This release also add the ability to embed Sways in a blog by pasting in the url to the sway: Example post.
Q – I have been trying to set up new e-portfolios but cannot find my local authority theme?
A – The various LA themes have been disabled for new blogs as the e-portfolios have been changed to use a plugin rather than a theme:
Help for the new system is here:
News posted about the e-portfolios:
Get in touch with John Johnston if you need more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to http://edublogawards.com/2015-finalists/ to vote on the best edublogs of 2015…
…but also consider that all of these blogs have been nominated for being the best in each category. So it makes sense to visit the blogs and see what help, resources or examples of good practice can be found in each.
The blogs/sites are categorised, so click on a link and see where it takes you…
Best New Blog
Best Group Blog
Best Class Blog
Best Student Blog
Best Ed Tech / Resource Sharing
Best Teacher Blog
Best Library Blog
Best Administrator Blog
Most Influential Blog Post
Best Individual Tweeter
Best Individual Blog
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