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Education Leaders
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ClassLink’s Default SAML Signing Certificate Will Be Updated on Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:01 am EST (GMT-4:01)

Single Sign-on applications that use SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) require a certificate for authentication and security purposes. These SAML certificates authenticate and secure SAML requests, responses, and assertions between software systems. Within LaunchPad, SAML applications utilize the ClassLink Certificate, which requires renewal annually at the end of July.

ClassLink

Timing Is Everything: What to Do Before and After Your SIS Rollover

It's May, which means the countdown to the end of the school year is on. Now is the time to plan for your SIS data rollover–steps 3 and 4 in the Back to School checklist. Whether this is your first time going through this process with ClassLink or you need a refresher, we're here to help. Here's what we recommend you do this month. 

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: May 2024

As summer approaches, we're excited to add an extra ray of sunshine to your day with the latest updates from ClassLink Academy. Embracing the spirit of fresh starts, we're thrilled to unveil a brand-new course designed to assist ClassLink Admins in transitioning from Active Directory to cloud-based authentication. Plus, we're inviting you to be part of shaping our new LMS! Join us as we explore what's on the horizon. Let's dive into what's new!

ClassLink

The Path to CLON 2025: Exclusive Savings Code, Easy Payment Options, and Call for Proposals!

CLON 2025, ClassLink’s annual conference, is going LIVE March 4-6, 2024 in Dallas, TX. As preparations ramp up, we've created this new blog series to help you make the most of this exciting opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate with your ClassLink community.

ClassLink

Manage the Back-to-School Process with Efficiency And Accuracy With Audit Center

We've added a new feature to ClassLink Audit Center just in time for the busy transition between school years. The new Back to School (BTS) Checklist in Audit Center helps your school district be more efficient and organized during one of the busiest (and most chaotic) times of the school year.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: May 2024

We're excited to share that we've added 36 new apps to the ClassLink App Library and teamed up with 12 new Certified Partners! Plus this month, we're adding something new to our blog posts–now you can find a list of all our new apps and our latest partners. Scan the list to see who you want to add to your LaunchPad!

Education Leaders

Women Supporting Women

Support among women is increasingly crucial in today's landscape. While mentorship is a well-known concept, sponsorship offers a deeper level of backing in the workplace. This involves active advocacy, ensuring women receive proper recognition for their contributions, and leveraging one’s position to help others.

ClassLink
Education Leaders

Directory Scoping: The Key to Securing Your Public Data

In the ever-evolving realm of edtech, the looming menace of directory scraping, an automated data extraction process, demands a proactive defense. You can count on us to give you the ins and outs of directory scoping – the secret weapon you didn't know your school needed.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: April 2024

Before you head out for what we hope is a rejuvenating spring break, we have exciting news to share. We're giving ClassLink Academy a brand-new look and feel! We're also highlighting a new course for ClassLink Administrators who are taking on new roles and sharing a ton of great help center articles for learning on the go! Let's take a look at what's blossoming at ClassLink Academy!

ClassLink

Get Rollover Ready With Blackout Dates and Limited Imports

It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about how you want to handle digital resource access during summer school and your SIS data rollover period.

Education Leaders

McKenzie’s Journey

In the bustling borough of Brooklyn, amidst the vibrant tapestry of cultures and dreams, Yaritza Villalba emerged as more than a high school teacher. Her trajectory from the confines of a classroom to the expansive realm of global collaboration epitomizes the transformative power of education.

ClassLink
Education Leaders

Eight ClassLink Academy Courses to Supercharge Cyber Readiness

Are you a ClassLink Administrator who wants to take your cybersecurity skills to the next level? We've got you covered with our Security Awareness and IAM course anthologies. Click the links below to explore our ClassLink Academy courses.

Interoperability
Partnerships

Give Students a Voice - Be An Author Month 2024

March is synonymous with literacy - National Reading Month, Listening Awareness Month, and even National March into Literacy Month! Inspire students to embrace creativity, articulate thoughts, and harness the strength of their voices.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: March 2024

We are thrilled to bring you the latest in ClassLink Academy with just a few updates to keep your school year running smoothly. We'll shine a spotlight on a Roster Server course to help your SIS. But that's not all – we want to hear from you! ClassLink Academy is getting a makeover, and we need your valuable insights to make that happen. Let's make education even more accessible and enjoyable together!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: March 2024

We're excited to share that we've added 16 new apps to the ClassLink App Library and teamed up with 10 new Certified Partners.

ClassLink

Don't Wait, Start Planning Your Auth Change Today

Are you planning to change your ClassLink Authentication method during the summer rollover? There's a lot to consider. Planning for a smooth transition starts now, so we're sharing tips and resources below. (PS: We recommend you make Auth changes during your summer rollover to avoid disruptions, but you probably already knew that!)

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: February 2024

It's a big month for partnerships! We've added 26 new apps to the ClassLink App Library, teamed up with 14 new Certified Partners, and earned Project Unicorn's highest level of certification for interoperability. Read on to learn about all of our latest announcements.

ClassLink

Getting a New SIS? A Smooth Transition Starts Now

Are you moving to a new Student Information System? Now is the time to start preparing so you can limit impacts on students and staff. Plus, you'll want to give vendors plenty of notice before they get swamped with the busy end-of-year and back-to-school season.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: February 2024

The moment has arrived to unveil our Q4 2023 gamification champions, and we're thrilled to extend a resounding applause to the outstanding winners.

Education Leaders

Where AI Embraces the Learner

In the wake of the rapid advancements in generative AI technologies, the discourse surrounding artificial intelligence has become a subject of intense controversy. From concerns about AI replacing creative jobs to its potential to compromise student integrity through cheating, apprehensions abound.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: December 2023

It's a big month for partnerships! We've added 26 new apps to the ClassLink App Library, teamed up with 14 new Certified Partners, and earned Project Unicorn's highest level of certification for interoperability. Read on to learn about all of our latest announcements.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: December 2023

It may be chilly outside, but we have plenty of things to keep you cozy at ClassLink Academy! We're giving you the latest on the Learning and Development Awards and spotlighting a few brilliant new courses. Grab a warm drink, curl up, and see what's new at ClassLink. ☕

ClassLink

Former CTO Shares Five Ways ClassLink Audit Center Helps Schools Achieve Goals Faster

As leaders, we have big goals for our schools. We want to protect private data, ensure equitable access to learning, increase operational efficiencies, and loads more. But to achieve these goals, we need a clear and accurate picture of the current situation and a roadmap for improvement.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy Webinars: Ignite Your Learning Journey

Do you have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest developments in educational technology? Look no further! Our weekly Academy webinars are customized for edtech enthusiasts like you. Join us and explore a world of insights, where we uncover the best practices for using ClassLink products and delve into the latest trends that are shaping the digital learning landscape.

Education Leaders

Grading for Equity

Arriving to class on time, museum trips, and providing fellow students with Kleenex are traits of a great student; however, these should not be measures that are taken into consideration when teachers provide the final grade. In fact, these practices cause more harm than good regarding grading accuracy and equity.

Education Leaders

Building an Equitable Pipeline for the Sciences

In today's fast-paced world, traditional educational systems often struggle to keep up with the rapid advancements in technology, especially in fields like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality. Schools can find themselves lagging five to eight years behind real-world innovations due to outdated curricula that adhere to the status quo.

ClassLink
Education Leaders

Join an Elite Group: Earn Your ClassLink Professional Certifications

Stand out as a ClassLink Pro among your colleagues (and potential employers) with our new ClassLink Professional Certification Series. The series consists of four Professional (Pro) Certification exams: Roster Server, Analytics, OneSync, and LaunchPad CMC.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: October 2023

As the leaves fall from the trees this season, it’s the perfect time for you to fall into some spectacular courses in ClassLink Academy! 🍂 Check out our Scope Your Google Directory and Identity and Access Management (IAM) courses to brush up on your safety skills just in time for Cybersecurity Month. Plus, it’s never too late to become a Certified Cybersecurity Rubric Evaluator. Get comfortable and enjoy a nice cozy mug of what’s happening at ClassLink Academy! ☕

Education Leaders

Contributive Learning

It is imperative that the curriculum in modern schools evolves to meet the dynamic needs of students on a global scale. By embracing a holistic educational system, children of all backgrounds can engage in a learning process that not only equips them with essential knowledge but also empowers them to discover their unique talents and how they can contribute meaningfully to their communities and the world!

ClassLink

Five New IAM Tools for a Safer Back-to-School Season

Back to school means back to cybersecurity threats. As we launch into a new school year, security and access concerns—like DDoS attacks, PII protection, and safe account creation—are swirling around like tornados, ready to wreak havoc.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: September 2023

Get ready to make a splash in ClassLink Academy, where exciting opportunities abound! 💦 With an array of achievements, from gamification victories to cybersecurity awareness and L&D awards opening, there's plenty to discover. 😎 Take the plunge and immerse yourself in the latest ClassLink Academy updates.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: September 2023

Explore the ClassLink App Library this month, and you’ll find 48 new apps—some you may have even requested! You can also meet our 24 new Certified Partners below.

Education Leaders

Getting Unstuck With the Innovator's Compass

We all get stuck sometimes! Students, teachers, and everyone in between are presented with challenges in their lives that can seem almost impossible to overcome or think through. It can be difficult to break down an issue and brainstorm solutions.

ClassLink
Education Leaders

Six Cybersecurity Tips for a Successful School Year

In today’s digital landscape, hackers and bad actors have developed increasingly sophisticated methods. Their main goal is to steal personal information for malicious purposes and wreak havoc on your system. There are many digital pitfalls.

ClassLink
Remote Learning

4 Digital Learning Challenges You Can Solve With My Classes

Digital learning is fantastic for a lot of reasons. (Hello, personalization, learning from anywhere, and gamification!) But hiccups–like forgotten passwords and problems finding apps–eat away at the time teachers and students have for all that awesomeness.

Education Leaders

Together We Thrive

Looking for reliable lesson plans, engaging learning resources, and more? Look no further than the Smithsonian! Many of us know of the Smithsonian as a collection of incredible museums and zoos but it has even more to offer than you might have realized!

ClassLink

Security Advisory - breachforums.vc

Beginning July 5, 2023 ClassLink has been monitoring and assisting schools investigate posts of directory data (Posted Directory Data) made on https://breachforums.vc/ by a threat actor named “FentanylTroia”. Collectively, the posts now impact 223+ organizations, nearly all of which are K12 or Higher Ed orgs, and the directory data for 4.5+ million people (for nearly all the institutions, only name and emails were posted, thus the description ‘directory data’… most in the industry do not consider name and email to be ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII)).

ClassLink
Education Leaders
Partnerships

ClassLink’s Default SAML Signing Certificate Will Be Updated on Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 12:01 am EST (GMT-4:01)

SAML signing certificates are essentially SSL certificates that ensure messages come from the expected identity and service providers. SAML certificates authenticate and secure SAML requests, responses, and assertions between software systems.

Education Leaders

Education Is Going to the Dogs

As humans, we do our best to support one another; however, sometimes it’s simpler for us to connect with our trusted animal friends to destress, express ourselves more freely, and find a place of emotional comfort. That’s where therapy dogs come in!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: June 2023

Check our Global Library this month to find 12 new apps! We’re also introducing you to 6 new Certified Partners below.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: June 2023

Summer has arrived, and ClassLink Academy is sizzling with excitement. ☀️ We've got new Roster Server and LaunchPad CMC Professional certifications that make excellent summer training resources (and we're sharing free exam codes below). Plus, we've added OneSync Rollover steps to the BTS checklist, and we've been nominated for a Learning and Development Award.

ClassLink

Stay Ahead of the Back-to-School Rush With These ClassLink Resources

We know it’s a hectic time of year, but we’re here to help with plenty of BTS resource options. This month we’re sharing a new virtual event for admins and walking you through the next steps in our BTS Checklist. We’ve even added quick micro-videos to make steps super clear. Let’s get started!

Education Leaders

Educator Mental Health

As selfless people pleasers, teachers don’t often put their needs first, and with so much focus on other aspects of education, administrators, and leadership also overlook educator well-being. However, with the rapidly rising number of educators looking to leave the profession, it has become glaringly obvious that educator mental health must be prioritized.

ClassLink

Somewhere In Between: Navigating End of Year and Before the SIS Rollover

It’s that time of year again when school administrators are closing the books on the 22/23 school year and preparing for the 23/24 school year. There’s a lot to do, so be sure to review Step 3 of the Back-to-School Checklist and check out our product-specific reminders below!

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: May 2023

It’s Back-to-School (BTS) season, and ClassLink Academy is here to help! This month, we are featuring courses, our comprehensive BTS checklist, Roster Server, and more. Let’s take a look!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: May 2023

We’ve updated the Deal Board with new deals from powerful apps that focus on math, motivation, and workplace management–First in Math, CritterCoin, and Grouptrail–just in time for summer spending. Watch in the coming months for new deals! New additions to the Deal Board will be made every six months starting in July.

ClassLink

Let's Get Social: Kick It Up a Notch

You’ve set yourself up for success by being choosy about the best platform for your school or institution. You’ve cultivated gorgeous feeds by providing high-quality, goal-focused content while also staying engaged with your audience! Now it’s time to put the cherry on top—use all tools at your disposal to make sure your presence packs a punch!

ClassLink

Let's Get Social: Slow Simmer

You’ve found the perfect setting for your district page, created the amazing feeds, and brought even more coherence by setting and following your social media goals. Now, it’s time to focus on growing your following!

ClassLink

Beware of Fake ClassLink Login Pages

Unfortunately, the web is filled with fake login pages for many popular sites (Google, Microsoft, all the social media sites, etc.). Just google “fake login page”, and you’ll see tons of hits. Cybercriminals who want to steal sensitive information create these fake login pages.

ClassLink

Let's Get Social: Fire Up the Stove

You’ve found the best place for your message and created eye-wateringly delicious pages that align with your institution. Now it’s time to turn up the heat by setting goals for your marketing activities! It’s crucial to establish goals for your social media. Instead of posting blindly, ask yourself: “What do I want to accomplish for my school, institution, or district?”

ClassLink

Stress Less This Summer With These Back-To-School Supports

Every year, summer and back-to-school prep create so much stress. Ease the pressure with these practical and super-helpful tools.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: April 2023

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: April 2023

As April showers wash away the winter chill and bring things back to life, we’re joining in here at ClassLink Academy, showering you with fresh updates! 🌧️ We’re sharing our brand new Arabic course, the latest in Roster Server, announcing gamification winners, and a few other tidbits. So put on your rain boots and hop into a puddle of what’s happening at ClassLink Academy. 💦

ClassLink

Let's Get Social: Set the Table

You’ve started arranging your presence in the digital world by choosing the best networks to support your school—now, it’s time to set the table! You’ll want everything arranged just so in order to attract the following you crave. Check out the tips below to discover what makes a quality social media presence.

Education Leaders

Metaverse and AI in Education

It’s imperative to prepare students for an increasingly technologically advanced world– especially considering the fact that many current students are likely to be working in professions that don’t even exist yet! In this episode, Metaverse and AI in Education (Episode 103), we sat down with Dr. Wednaud J. Ronelus who has been trailblazing the use of AI and innovative teaching techniques in his classroom for decades.

ClassLink

Let's Get Social: Kitchen Prep

No matter your feelings about social media, one thing is certain: social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. Which is why it’s no surprise that many schools and education organizations have recognized the importance of social media in education!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: March 2023

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: March 2023

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! 🌷

Education Leaders

A Retrospective on Our Podcasting Journey

From amazing writers, to incredible school leaders, and forward-thinking educators, it has been our immense pleasure to sit down with and learn from innovative individuals from all walks of life! As we celebrate our 100th episode, A Retrospective on Our Podcasting Journey, we take a look at some of our “fireflies”, a term coined by our friend Kevin Honeycutt, to describe individuals who light up our lives.

Education Leaders

I Never Thought of It That Way

In order to communicate effectively and maintain harmony, it’s vital to see things from the point of view of others, especially when it comes to competing points of view. Monica Guzman is an expert in exactly that. In this episode, I Never Thought of It That Way (Episode 92), we linked up with Guzman as she focuses on the most important ingredients for bringing people together–trust, receptiveness, and curiosity.

ClassLink

Join Your ClassLink Community

Now there’s a digital space where you can connect with (and learn from) other ClassLink Admins. The new ClassLink Community is the perfect place to post your questions and share best practices. Once you register, you’ll have access to your state or regional community group and a global community group.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: February 2023

It’s the new year, and we’re excited to share what’s happening with ClassLink Academy. We’re announcing our gamification champions, exploring the wonderful world of CEUs, and checking out the latest “What’s New” videos. Let’s take a look at what’s happening!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: February 2023

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

Education Leaders

How a North Carolina CTO Transformed Her District’s Approach to Digital Learning

Beginning her educational career as a kindergarten teacher and now serving as a Chief Technology Officer for North Carolina’s largest school district, Marlo Gaddis is one of the most influential educators in the state. Her work and leadership in technology gained her the distinction of being awarded the 2022 Technology Director of the Year from the North Carolina Technology in Education Society.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: December 2022

Oh, the weather outside...may vary depending on where you find yourself. Regardless, this is the perfect time of year to cuddle up with a nice cup of something warm and enjoy some light reading. Grab your favorite mug, and we'll serve up what's new in ClassLink Academy!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: December 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

Step Up Data Security With Two New Security Reports

We’re improving the ClassLink Management Console (CMC)! As part of that work, we’ve added a new Security Report section in the CMC that will give you loads of useful security-focused information. For phase one of this upgrade, we’ve added two new security reports you can use to help enforce security policies. (Watch for more reports coming soon!).

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: October 2022

It’s officially fall, there’s a spine-tingling chill in the air, and we’ve got a few great things cooking in our cauldron just for you. Learning and Development awards are open for submissions, we’re highlighting new Professional Development courses, and we’re announcing Quarter 3 winners while celebrating the kick-off of Quarter 4 gamification.

ClassLink

4 Ways Our ISO Certifications Will Help You Worry Less About Service and Security

What if you knew exactly what to expect when it comes to service and data security before ever paying a dime for your edtech? No surprises, disappointments, or frustrations. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? That is precisely the kind of peace of mind ClassLink’s ISO Certifications offer you.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: October 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

Education Leaders

Rogue Leaders

When it comes to professional development (PD) for teachers, it’s time to change the status quo. That’s where Rich Czyz comes in! In this episode, Rogue Leader (Episode 78), we linked up with Czyz as he discusses the ways in which professional development can be revolutionized to stay relevant and useful to teaching staff.

ClassLink

Making an MPACT: Diversity and Inclusion at ClassLink

It’s been proven time and again that a more diverse, inclusive workplace produces happier employees, more well-rounded problem-solving, and innovative solutions. That’s where ClassLink’s Management Professional Accelerator Coaching and Training (MPACT) program comes in!

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: September 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: September 2022

It’s that time of year! School’s back in session, the weather is cooling down, and the leaves are changing! We’ve changed a few things too. We’re bringing you the latest in Q3 gamification, tidbits about the ClassLink Learning & Development Awards, our What’s New series, and the scoop on expired certifications.

Education Leaders

Doing What Matters

Need your battery recharged? That’s Kevin Honeycutt’s specialty! Born of the difficulty and turbulence of COVID-19 and social upheaval, he’s found ways to reignite joy and spark passion within students and teachers alike. In this episode, Doing What Matters (Episode 73), we linked up with Honeycutt as he teaches us the importance of coming together, how to keep students and teachers passionate about instruction, and how to make creativity blossom in the face of adversity.

Education Leaders

The Science of Writing for Busy People

In our eye-opening episode, ‘The Science of Writing for Busy People’ (Episode 70), we linked up with Harvard professor, behavioral scientist, and lead researcher for Everyday Labs, Dr. Todd Rogers. He gives us valuable insights on optimizing communication between schools and families.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: June 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: June 2022

It’s summertime, and here at ClassLink, we’re bringing you some cool to beat that summer heat. We’ve given the Help Center a boost with Academy Course Listings. Now it’s easier than ever to view and select the best courses for your role.

ClassLink

Free Professional Development Opportunities for Your Instructional Leaders

Just as ClassLink Administrators have access to opportunities to hone their technical skills, your instructional leaders have access to a multitude of free professional development opportunities from ClassLink.

ClassLink
Education Leaders
Partnerships

ClassLink’s Default SAML Signing Certificate Will Be Updated on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 1am EST (GMT-4)

SAML signing certificates are essentially SSL certificates that ensure messages come from the expected identity and service providers. SAML certificates authenticate and secure SAML requests, responses, and assertions between software systems.

Education Leaders

Preparing for the Top 5 Cybersecurity Challenges Facing K–12

Preparing for cybersecurity challenges doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Ryan Cloutier (President, SecurityStudio) walks us through the top 5 cybersecurity challenges facing K–12 and how to prepare for them.

Education Leaders

The Toughest Year Yet

As the world adopts a new way of living due to COVID-19, here at LinkedUp we were curious about how schools are operating in the aftermath of the global pandemic. In this month’s episode, ‘The Toughest Year Yet’; Part 1 and Part 2 (Episodes 61 and 68), we linked up with Tom Ryan, Julia Evje, Geoff Brignola and Mary Roath to explore what unexpected challenges are being faced in this uncharted territory.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: May 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

Build Better Budgets With These 3 Analytics Courses

School’s out for summer. OK, almost, but you’re probably already thinking about a new school year—and a new budgeting season. ClassLink Analytics can help you make tough decisions around spending on digital learning resources. Here we share courses to help you get the most from that data, whether you’re new to ClassLink or a seasoned pro!

ClassLink

Set Up a Smooth SIS Rollover

Stressed about juggling summer school and your SIS data rollover? Don’t worry you can use our new Limited Imports feature or Blackout Dates in Roster Server to ensure students and teachers can access what they need through ClassLink—while you complete your summer rollover work in the background.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: April 2022

Spring has sprung and here at ClassLink Academy—and we’re buzzing with excitement to announce Q1 winners. And the fun doesn’t stop there, we’ve upped the ante for continuing education, added upvoting to discussion forums, and made a few cosmetic tweaks to the ClassLink Academy Course listing, because who doesn’t love a makeover? Let’s take a look at what’s just sprouting up and what’s in full bloom.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: April 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Products: April 2022

Preparing for the back-to-school season starts now. That’s why we’re sharing our popular (and detailed) back-to-school checklist. With this step-by-step list, you’ll know what to do at every stage of getting your ClassLink platform ready for a successful start to the school year.

Education Leaders

Hidden in Plain Site

Here at LinkedUp, we love to explore the crossroads where education and technology meet, especially when they can be used as tools for social advocacy! This month we’re exploring Hidden in Plain Site (Episode 67). Hidden in Plain Site (HiPS) is an organization that uses virtual reality (VR) exploration to grow social advocacy through a historical journey of empathy.

ClassLink

ClassLink Products: March 2022

Now it’s even easier to use Roster Server with everything related to your Student Information System (SIS) easily accessible on the Imports page. Along with clear access to all your import tools, you can also clearly see where you are in the import process by clicking on the caret (down arrow) on the left.

ClassLink

ClassLink Academy: March 2022

As 2022 rolls on we have exciting news from ClassLink Academy to make your learning experience even more magical! First up, our newly launched Discussion Forums will connect you with others like never before! Then, check your standings for our Q1 gaming competition. Finally, check out our latest ClassLink Academy initiatives as we reveal what’s in store for the not-so-distant future.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: March 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink
Education Leaders

Planning for Sustainability: A Little Data Mining Can Do a Lot for Digital Learning

In the final part of our Planning for Sustainability series, we look at how districts that used ClassLink avoided the struggle of learning from home and how these stories can help all districts as we move forward in an education system that is rapidly ramping up digital learning.

ClassLink
Partnerships

Partnering With ClassLink: February 2022

ClassLink’s approach to vendor partnerships creates an environment where plug-and-play and interchanging apps aren’t just possible—they’re seamless. That approach is consistent with an educator’s mindset. As they learn, grow, and try new things, there is always an opportunity for new technologies to come into play.

ClassLink

ClassLink Products: February 2022

With the FBI warning that schools at all levels are facing an increased risk of ransomware attacks, MFA is a tool you can use now to protect your schools (and your data). Tenant admins can quickly enable MFA in your ClassLink platform as part of your cybersecurity efforts.

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ClassLink Academy: February 2022

ClassLink Academy, ClassLink’s on-demand training platform, has a lot to offer in 2022! In response to feedback from our customers (maybe even you), we upped the magic in ClassLink Academy through Product Anthologies and Gamification Competitions — keep reading to learn more!

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Education Leaders

Planning for Sustainability: Determine Future Spending with Data

In part three of our Planning for Sustainability series, we look at how monitoring general digital access trends (daily ClassLink logins) and establishing processes can help you establish and maintain device access (even when funding declines).

Education Leaders

Implicit Biases and Their Ramifications

This month in our LinkedUp Podcast highlight, we're covering Episode 63: Implicit Biases and Their Ramifications. In this episode, Dr. Alan Phan (Founding Head of School, Royal Embassy Academy) shares what exactly implicit biases are, how we can recognize them and what we can do to combat them in our daily lives and work.

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Education Leaders

Planning for Sustainability: 4 Data-Focused Steps You Can Take Right Now

In part two of our Planning for Sustainability series, we look at how monitoring general digital access trends (daily ClassLink logins) and establishing processes can help you establish and maintain device access (even when funding declines).

Education Leaders

K12 Cybersecurity: Protecting Our Schools

We’re trying something new at LinkedUp! Each month we’re highlighting a recent podcast on the ClassLink blog because the information and ideas discussed are just so powerful and useful to educators they deserve a second look. This month we picked K12 Cybersecurity: Protecting Our Schools (Episode 59).

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