- ZOOM – The OECN has arranged for full professional licenses of Zoom videoconference software for $7 per teacher (typically, these licenses are $150 per year). Teachers can conduct class with an Internet connection and a Chromebook/laptop; students can participate with a smartphone or with a computer and Internet. The Zoom software allows for full class interaction, breakout rooms, formative assessments, attendance, attentiveness measures, and many strategies that promote effective distance learning. Class sessions can be recorded and played back easily for students who miss class or need additional time with the content. Zoom is also great for remote parent meetings.
- Are you unfamiliar with Zoom and want additional training & resources?
How do I get ZOOM License
Please contact Adam Blevins, Director of IT at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (513) 728-7937. If you can provide a spreadsheet with staff last name, first name and email address, this will speed the license process up.
Where can I find documentation on FERPA guidelines when using Zoom?
This document outlines the guidance we have received regarding FERPA and Zoom
Where can I find documentation on HIPPA guidelines when using Zoom?
This document outlines the guidance we have received regarding HIPPA and Zoom
How do I secure my ZOOM videoconference from "Zoom Bombing"
HCC Information Security Officer, Katrina Biscay, emailed out the security advisory on Friday, 4/2/2020.
Free On-Line Learning Resources through INFOhio
Teaching using videoconference requires powerful electronic content, which is available to all Ohio schools at every grade level and subject discipline through free, vetted, high quality resources from INFOhio, the instructional division of the Management Council (INFOhio is generously supported by the Ohio Department of Education). These resources are all correlated to Ohio Standards and Benchmarks, and have been classroom-tested by Ohio teachers.
Training is available for your staff on both of these platforms – Zoom and INFOhio. There are recorded sessions available at https://community.mcoecn.org/display/RL .
How do I secure access to critical systems when staff are working from home?
HCC can set up a VPN account for your staff. This will secure the connection when they log in from their home internet provider. Please create a helpdesk ticket to mailto:ITsupport@mail.hccanet.org with the staff name and email address.
How can I share documents securely?
Hyland OnBase is providing free ShareBase accounts for districts to use free of charge through June 1, 2020. If you would like additional information on ShareBase functionality or you would like additional accounts, please email email@example.com
How to manage district phone calls and voice mails remotely?
Customers using HCC’s VoIP solution have access to soft phones (Cisco Jabber). Jabber provides a software-based phone they can use on their computer or mobile phone to manage inbound calls and voicemails.
Please create a helpdesk ticket to ITsupport@mail.hccanet.org to request a Cisco Jabber phone or make any changes to your HCC VoIP phone system.
How can I publish report cards created from Grade Book available to parents through Parent Access?
How can I publish report cards created from Student Information (DASL) available to parents through Parent Access?
How can a teacher send notifications to an entire class?
Did you know Grade Book has an on-line learning module built in and ready for your staff to use today at no additional cost?
VirtualClassroom, available within GradeBook, allows you to deliver classroom content in a virtual setting. Students can access the posted content through their existing ProgressBook ParentAccess account. ProgressBook has a series of videos available to help you quickly implement the VirtualClassroom tool.
Your district users can create their own content and share that content districtwide. Peer-to-peer sharing is also available through the collaboration feature—teachers can choose to create or share content with specific individuals. Additionally, through the ProgressBook partnership with JCESC, your district can purchase ready-made content designed in Ohio specifically to work within VirtualClassroom.
Feel free to contact our team through helpdesk by emailing Student Services team with any questions you may have on VirtualClassroom!
What can we do about obtaining signatures from parents for special education meetings?
Many of you may have received the “Ed Update” on Wednesday from ODE that acknowledges that providing services closest to the manners prescribed within IEPs may pose some challenges during Ohio’s current school-building closures. In that email, they provided a link to a document designed to help districts navigate these challenges. You can find that document here.
Here are screen shots outlining how software administrators in the district can turn this feature on in their respective applications.
IEP Anywhere Customers only - Updated information on obtaining Parent Signatures
As of March 23rd, SameGoal has launched remote electronic parent/guardian signatures in response to evolving district needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
When a document is shared with a parent, the parent will receive an email providing access to view the document, see edits by district collaborators in real-time during remote meetings, and electronically apply their signature where applicable. Parent edit access is limited only to parent signature fields.
Remote electronic parent signatures can help districts conduct parent meetings remotely. It has been added as a premium feature in SameGoal Plus for next school year, but they are extending remote electronic parent signatures now through June 30, 2020 for all customers at no additional cost.
Please let us know if you have questions or if you’d like a demonstration on how this functionality works.
How do I contact HCC?
HCC staff are continuing to serve our customers from remote locations. Our staff have been equipped with the technology they need to continue the support your staff will need during this time through email, phone and helpdesk request.
If you are unable to connect with an HCC employee and/or department, please feel free to call any HCC leadership team member:
Vince Colaluca, Executive Director – 513-728-7903
Laura Gallogly, Assistant Director – 513-728-7935
Adam Blevins, Director of IT – 513-728-7937
David Downs, Director of Software Applications – 513-728-7942
Links to On-Line Learning Resources
Calamity Day Plans & Resources
Public Resources to Support Remote Learning (MC)
Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) DMARC Bootcamp
JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students
National Emergency Library
Teacher Remote Learning Resources
Family Remote Learning Resources
Cyber Start Go (Free online game with a variety of cybersecurity challenges for young adults)
Ohio Department of Education Updates
- Autism and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and FAQ
- EMIS Data During the COVID-19 Ordered School-Building Closure
- Grading, Promotion and Retention: Coronavirus (COVID–19) FAQ
- Graduation Requirements in Light of Coronavirus-Related School-Building Closure
- Information on Accountability and the Ohio School Report Cards for the 2019-2020 School Year
- Educator Evaluation Systems
- Additional Information on State Testing During the Ordered School-Building Closure
HCC EMIS Conference Call FAQ
FEMA MGT 433-W Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities
FEMA AWR 148-W Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems