It’s that fresh and dewy time of year! Temperatures are going up, the likelihood of snow is going down, and Old Man Winter is packing it in for the year (hopefully). Here at ClassLink Academy, we’re excited to introduce you to our team, show you how we’re amping up help center articles, and share a seed that has finally bloomed, the Certified Cybersecurity Rubric Evaluator (CCRE). Let’s take a closer look at what’s budding at ClassLink Academy! 🌷
LD Team Spotlight
The Learning Design team is a close-knit family of expert GIF senders, Dad joke fans, and 80’s pop culture connoisseurs. We also happen to be the magicians responsible for ClassLink courses, Help Center articles, and other resources that help you learn easily and seamlessly!
Stephanie is the latest member of our tribe. She’s a Learning Experience Designer that calls Michigan home! Stephanie is composed of 60% coffee, is completely Christmas-obsessed, with multiple Christmas trees to prove it, and she’s an avid traveler who’s visited more than 25 countries. Her favorite trip was flying to Austria for a weekend over Thanksgiving just to go to the Christmas market! As a new ClassLinker, she fits right in with her creative ability to find new ways to help you learn how to navigate ClassLink and is happy to be part of the family! 💕
Show and Tell
Just when you thought Help Center articles couldn’t get any clearer, the Learning Design team has come up with a way to make them even better. We are dedicated to enhancing your experience, after all! 😉
Our latest reboot includes new videos that you can find at the beginning of select articles. In these videos, you’ll find a quick how-to, and if you need more information, you can scroll down to read the article. Check out our Profile Settings article for a refresher on how to spring clean your ClassLink profile and to watch the latest help center clip!
The Inside Scoop on CCRE
We’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you (drumroll, please…) the Cybersecurity Rubric and training. This resource was created specifically for the world of education to help assess and improve cyber readiness in school systems!
Want access to the training? We’ve got two great options to make that happen!
Option 1: ClassLink Academy
Head on over to ClassLink Academy, open your Course Catalog, and search for CCRE. You’ll find two course offerings:
- Learn How to Use the Cybersecurity Rubric: our free course that lays the groundwork for your cybersecurity knowledge base.
- Become a Certified Cybersecurity Rubric Evaluator (CCRE): our $99 course that provides exclusive training and access to the certification exam for those who want to become certified third-party evaluators for schools.
Option 2: Create a New Account
Check out the cybersecurity website and click Use the Rubric at the top of the page. Then, scroll down and click Begin Training to create an account with an email that is not associated with your ClassLink account.
This option allows for more flexibility. How? If you happen to move schools, your cybersecurity rubric, training, and certification are connected to your account, not to your institution. ⚠️ Please note that the only content available will be your cybersecurity rubric resources.
With either option, you’re a cyber-ready champion in our eyes! 🏆