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Updated August 15th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated October 28th, 2022 by Jay Heath

Overlake Organizational Chart

                                      Revised –March  2017...

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Updated August 19th, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated April 13th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 12th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated April 6th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated July 7th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated August 9th, 2022 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 28th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 28th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 12th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated September 7th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 6th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated September 4th, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 3rd, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated April 29th, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 15th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated May 15th, 2024 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated May 1st, 2024 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated March 4th, 2024 by Jay Heath

How do I enable 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...

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Updated May 1st, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated August 31st, 2020 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated January 22nd, 2024 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated August 8th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated August 17th, 2022 by Jay Heath

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 ...

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Updated May 11th, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated August 20th, 2021 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated May 29th, 2024 by Jay Heath

Wrapping Up the Year and Preparing for the Next

Congratulations on reaching the last weeks of the school year. As you head into summer, we have 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 summer reads on the Library website). Before you do, here are a few requests for you and a few things we are working on t...

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Updated September 21st, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 22nd, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 28th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated September 29th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 5th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated February 15th, 2022 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated July 7th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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:  lfawal@overlake.org Phone:  425-602-7115 Marshall McCurties Upper School Head Email:  mmccurties@overlake.org Phone: 425-602-7158   Mike Davidson Middle School Head Email:  mdavidson@overlake.org Phone:  4...

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Updated April 17th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated September 4th, 2020 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated February 8th, 2024 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated June 29th, 2022 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated August 18th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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...

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Updated March 2nd, 2024 by Jay Heath

Gain a thorough understanding of The overlake school

Gain a Thorough Understanding of The Overlake School Welcome to The Overlake School We are excited to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our school. About Us We are a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school located in Redmond, Washington. Our mission is to inspire excellence, cultivate intellectual curiosity, and foster a s...

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Updated March 2nd, 2024 by Jay Heath

Sustainable Practices: How The overlake school Leads the Way in Corporate Responsibility

Sustainable Practices: How The Overlake School Leads the Way in Corporate Responsibility Our Sustainable Practices At The Overlake School, we are committed to being responsible corporate citizens and leading the way in sustainable practices. We believe that it is important to take care of our planet for future generations and strive to make environm...

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Updated July 7th, 2023 by Jay Heath

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’...

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