Finding Success with Overlake Technology

A guide for students to get where they need to go to find success at Overlake with technology.

Written By Jay Heath (Administrator)

Updated at September 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 or not, there is a lot to manage as an Overlake student. Classes, schedules, athletics, clubs, college applications, and more. Now that we're in Overlake Online, here are some tips to make sure you find success at Overlake using our technology tools. If you missed one of the rotations and want to be guided through the content below, please watch this meeting record (Owl ID required). 

Ethics, Expectations, and How to be Good    

If you missed the 9:15am kick-off session for the upper school during day two of the Startup Days, you can review the presentation here.


Canvas is Overlake's Learning Management System, and your home for all things academic and extracurricular. If you're in a class, club, team, Project Week, or other groups, you will have a Canvas class for that group managed by the teacher (teachers can create student editors as appropriate). We have resources to cover Canvas in some more depth as part of our Student Technology Preparation guidance, but here are a few important things with which to familiarize yourself:

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is Overlake's platform for all things productivity and collaboration. Get in the habit of visiting to access all your Overlake Microsoft resources, including: 

Veracross Portals

The Veracross Portals are the place for all things logistics - calendars, schedules, report cards, daily schedule, directories, and more. Here's what you should see when you access your student portal: 

Also Good to Know...

  • Subscribe to calendars on
  • Some of your teachers are using Zoom since it is the only way to provide randomized breakout rooms as of this writing (Teams will launch in Q4 of 2020). Be sure you download Zoom if your teachers are using it. 
  • All Overlake students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud with their Owl IDs

Need Help?

Don't hesitate to reach out to us at or 425.602.7007.

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