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What happens to my Owl ID when my student leaves Overlake?
Overview The time will come for every Overlake student when they move on to what's next. When that happens, former students/graduates lose access to their Owl IDs and various services Overlake provides. In late June, the previous school year is closed, and the new year is started, advancing all current and incoming students up one grade and changi...2 min reading time
How can I improve my WFH ergonomics?
We're not occupational or physical therapists, but we can curate resources along with the best of them. Here are some of our favorite resources for building yourself a functional, healthy, and productive home workstation - or for that matter, making sure that your work workstation meets your ergonomic needs! Seven Things You Need for an Ergonomicall...0 min reading time
How do I create a Teams Meeting in Canvas?
You can now insert a Teams Meeting into your Canvas page without leaving Canvas. The following instructions will show you how you can insert the meeting anywhere in your class where you can edit text – in a calendar event, an assignment, a page, a discussion, an announcement, and more. This functionality is particularly powerful because it can be pa...2 min reading time
Post an Announcement in Canvas
Announcements are a useful way to communicate with students in your Canvas classes in a way that pings the student with a notification if they have notifications configured. Here are a few useful links to help teachers make announcements and for students to ensure their notifications are properly configured to receive them. Make an announcement in C...0 min reading time
What's New in Canvas for 21-22?
Not Out of the Woods Yet... While we are planning to be primarily on campus for the 21-22 school year we are also continuing to plan for the possibility of Covid variants and related closures and quarantines. You should be ready to transition your classes to fully online with little notice. The following documents are still in full effect with rega...1 min reading time
Technology Tools Index for Teaching and Learning
Designed by Mollie Page for Designing for Overlake Online Canvas PD page. Location Tool Creating Online Content Adobe Spark Summative Assessment Adobe Spark Creating Online Content Canva Summative Assessment Canva Collecting Student Work Canvas - Assignments File uploads Video/audio recordings URL submissions Turn it in Giving Feedback Canva...1 min reading time
Welcome to Information Literacy & Technology at Overlake!
At the forefront of all things information and technology at Overlake is our mission: The mission of Overlake’s Information Literacy and Technology program is to Provide leadership, resources, and structures to develop multi-literate, adaptable learners.” Who Are We? The Information Literacy & Technology (ILT) department of dedicated and passio...2 min reading time
Important Nuts and Bolts
Important Nuts and Bolts All new employees will have a session with members of the Business Office and Information Literacy & Technology (ILT) Team during orientation. In the meantime, here are the answers to several commonly asked questions: When do I get my first paycheck? September 30th. Please reach out with questions regarding our payroll...3 min reading time
How do I use the AV in the 5/6th, TLC, Library, and Gym Classroom?
Overview and Capabilities In summer 2021 Overlake began transitioning away from interactive projectors over to interactive LCD screens (think big TV's). These new interactive TV's, called BoxLights, offer greater brightness, clarity, and far superior interactivity options that "just work" (don't take it from us - ask your World Languages dept. colle...1 min reading time
How To: Overlake Information and Technology Basics
This guide will walk you through the steps to get started with information and technology at Overlake. First up: Wise: Overlake's Knowledge Base You're already here, so good job! There are hundreds of useful articles and answers to your questions about all things Overlake - from technology to the business office and student policies. Wise, found at ...2 min reading time
How do students get started with PaperCut?
Overview Starting in the 21-22 school year Overlake is launching PaperCut Hive to manage printing. Employees and students now have a single printer to install on their computers called "PaperCut Printer" - you can print to all available student printers using this one printer. Here's how it works: Print to PaperCut printer Release your job from your...1 min reading time
How do I enabled multi-factor authentication in Ravenna?
To enable multi-factor authentication in Ravenna, login to ravenna-admit.com, then click on user preferences in the upper-righthand corner. Once you are viewing your user preferences, click "Get Started with MFA" to start the enrollment process. If you do not already have it, you must have an authenticator app on your smartphone. Overlake recommend...0 min reading time
Overlake Organizational Chart
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Instructional Technology Expectations for Teaching and Learning
In order to deliver the best teaching and learning experience to our students both online and on campus, the following are expectations of all employees who teach classes. Canvas Home Page Every course home page must include the following: Course syllabus or link to syllabus Overview of course objectives/essential questions for the course Communic...1 min reading time
What do I need to know to launch my Canvas courses for the new year?
Canvas Courses are Ready for the New Year Courses for the new year have been synced from Veracross to Canvas and are ready for you to begin building. A few notes: Courses are unpublished by default and not visible to students until a teacher publishes them. Course rosters are not yet finalized and will change nightly as add/drop progresses throughou...2 min reading time
What's New in Canvas for 20-21?
Canvas Courses are Ready for 20-21 As of July 6, 2020, Overlake courses for 20-21 have been synced from Veracross to Canvas and are ready for you to begin building. A few notes: Remember that expectations for Canvas courses have been updated for 20-21. Please review the Instructional Technology Expectations for Teaching and Learning prior to beginni...2 min reading time
Student Information and Technology Preparation for the New School Year
Ready or not, the new school year is coming! Technology has long been an integral part of the Overlake experience and every year we find new and creative ways to better live the school's mission through the lens of technology. In the spring of 2022, the Library and Technology departments combined to form the Information Literacy & Technology (I...2 min reading time
Zoom as a Supplement
Please continue to use the primary tools from Canvas and Microsoft that we already have at our disposal. These platforms will live on past our COVID-19 closure, and integrates with tools across our school, including Canvas, and continues to improve rapidly with more than four videos coming soon, and custom backgrounds, end meeting, participant repor...3 min reading time
Overlake's Calling & Phone System in Teams
In the fall of 2019, you may remember Greg and me standing in front of the Campus Center telling you that we would be finalizing a replacement to our phone system during the 19-20 school year. And finalize we did – finding the best new platform, testing options, and securing funding. Now, in a pandemic, a new phone system feels like the last thing w...2 min reading time
How do I extend my screen instead of duplicating or mirroring?
As more faculty return to campus to teach, we want to highlight a key functionality for hybrid teaching: extending your laptop screen display. Some of you may have used multiple monitors while at home to add more screen real estate - learn more for Mac and Windows . Back at school, it’s important to note that you can extend your screen, instead...0 min reading time
Where should I store my stuff?
File Storage Overview All Overlake employees and students have access to Microsoft 365 which grants them unlimited storage across a variety of tools. There are a few common places where employees and students alike should store their files to ensure optimal convenience, redundancy, access, and institutional sustainability: Private OneDrive: this is ...2 min reading time
How will hybrid learning work at Overlake?
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Overlake is planning for an "Overlake Combined" contingency model which will rotate students between two cohorts, green and gold, so only half of the student body is on campus at any given time. You can review the schedule for Overlake Combined here on Veracross Portals. The goals of this model are: Ev...7 min reading time
Wrapping Up the School Year and Preparing for New Year
Congratulations on making it through the school year. As you head into summer, we have already begun shifting gears to prepare for next year. We hope all of you get a good, long technology detox this summer (check out some great reads for the summer on the Library website). Before you do, here are a few requests for you and a few things we are worki...3 min reading time
How do I manage what information displays about me and my family in the Veracross Directories?
Overlake provides a number of directories for Employees, Students, and Student Households that are accessible via Veracross Portals to employees, students, and current parents/guardians. Members of the community can control what information is visible about themselves, their household(s), and their student(s) in Overlake’s directories in the Veracro...0 min reading time
So you want to host an online/virtual event?
With COVID-19 we are all trying to figure out how to translate what would have happened in a ”normal” world to our new normal. For lots of us this means moving classes and one-on-one or group meetings online using Teams, but for some of us this means trying to reach a variety of constituents in a variety of group sizes in a variety of interactivity ...6 min reading time
Redmond's Top Ten
Whether you are new to the state, or just new to Redmond, hopefully this will be a helpful list of local destinations. Between coffee shops, markets, and casual restaurants, Redmond has a lot to offer! Coffee- For your java needs, there are several good coffee shops close to Overlake. Choose from Starbucks (11523 Avondale Road Suite #102), Victor’...1 min reading time
Finding Success with Overlake Technology
There is a lot to manage as an Overlake student. Classes, schedules, athletics, clubs, college applications, and more. Here are some tips to make sure you find success at Overlake using our technology tools. Here is the link to an online meeting going over the information on this page if you prefer it in video format. (Owl ID required). Canvas Canv...0 min reading time
Instructional Technology Competencies Checklist
This self-assessment ensures that you have the necessary skills to deliver blended teaching and learning experiences for students, whether teaching on campus, online, or anywhere in between. Please contact the instructional coaches or technology team if you need any support. Interactive Version An interactive checklist is available (login requir...1 min reading time
How do I start using DigiExam?
What is DigiExam? DigiExam (DE) allows you to administer an assessment to students with the ability to prevent students from looking at outside resources or applications. As the teacher, you have to configure DigiExam how you like, create your exam at DigiExam.com, optionally link DigiExam to Canvas if you want the grade to automatically populate fr...1 min reading time
What is Teams?
What is Teams? Microsoft Teams is an application built for collaborating with your colleagues, students, and other members of our community. Teams brings together communication, file sharing, and gathers everyone in centralized "Teams" based on groups they belong to. The first time you open Teams, you'll see that you are already a member of a number...0 min reading time
How should I share meeting links with my class/advisory/team in Canvas?
With classes occurring online during COVID-19 it is important to ensure that it is easy for students and teachers (as well as club leaders, advisors, coaches, etc.) to access their online meeting links for the classes. To that end, this article outlines the expectations for adults who are facilitating spaces for student groups (and adults groups for...2 min reading time
How long does my stuff live in Canvas?
Introducing Canvas Retention Policy The 23-24 school year marks ten years of Canvas at Overlake! Happy Canvas Decade! 🙌🏼 If you've lived somewhere for ten years, you know it's easy to accumulate a lot of junk in that time. We are noticing that the proverbial attic needs a good clean-out, and we have formulated a plan for deleting old Canvas content ...3 min reading time
What happens to my Owl ID when I leave Overlake?
...to provide leadership, resources, and structures to develop multi-literate, adaptable learners. Overview The time will come for every Overlake student when they move on to what's next. This will be the first time of many that you'll move organizations and lose access to your accounts - next time it may be leaving college, workplaces, or websites ...2 min reading time
What's Included in Microsoft 365?
The Overlake School provides Microsoft 365 to all students and employees at no cost. The subscription is free as long as you're an active student enrolled in the school. Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based set of productivity and collaboration tools that will provide students with anywhere access to email, documents, and calendars. Overlake students will...0 min reading time
How can I improve my home internet or WiFi?
An unreliable or slow internet connection at home can be absolutely maddening - unfortunately, it can be complicated to get to the root of the problem. Here are some steps to try if you are experiencing a connection at home that isn't meeting your needs. You might also have a connection that works fine, but want to learn more about how to make it fa...6 min reading time
How do I subscribe to my Canvas Calendar in Outlook?
With so much happening in Canvas, it can be helpful to see your Canvas calendar alongside other events in your world. Canvas offers the ability to subscribe to your Canvas calendar to view in any calendar like Outlook, Google, or on your smartphone's calendar app: Subscribe to Canvas Calendar from Outlook.com (or the Outlook app on your desktop) Sub...0 min reading time
Introducing Wise, Overlake's Knowledge Base
The mission of Overlake's Technology Program is to provide technological leadership, expertise, and systems to support learning. One way we have always done this, as the proverb goes, is to teach people to fish rather than giving them a fish. In the 21st century using your technology is not only about how to use technology when it works, but how to ...1 min reading time
Overlake Online Learning Expectations
Overlake expects students to use technology responsibly and in a considerate, safe, and ethical manner in line with the mission and values of the school, as well as existing school policies, such as the Academic Integrity and Technology Use policies. Overlake reserves the right to investigate any misconduct as needed. School technology, software, an...1 min reading time
Overlake Contacts Quick Reference Sheet
Please feel free to reach out to any person on this list if you have questions or need information. Laya Fawal Mentor Program Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 425-602-7115 Marshall McCurties Upper School Head Email: email@example.com Phone: 425-602-7158 Mike Davidson Middle School Head Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 4...0 min reading time
How do I get started with Teams?
If you're not sure what Teams is or why you'd need it, you may want to start with "What is Teams?". When you're ready, here are some tips to get started. First Steps to Get Started with Teams: Download Teams First, open teams on your computer. If you don't find it in your Windows start menu or your Mac Applications folder, go download it from Micros...1 min reading time
How do I schedule a meeting?
Whether on campus or remote, it’s important that you know how to schedule meetings with your colleagues and students. Since we use Microsoft 365 at Overlake, you can schedule a meeting using either Teams or Outlook - creating a meeting using either app will also show in the other since they both reference your same calendar regardless of where you c...0 min reading time