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Office of Digital Learning. Back to School Meeting September 4, 2014 Follow us on Twitter @ BCPSODL. Welcome and Introductions. Ryan Imbriale – Executive Director – Department of Innovative Learning Lloyd Brown – Executive Director – Department of Information Technology.

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office of digital learning

Office of Digital Learning

Back to School Meeting

September 4, 2014

Follow us on Twitter @BCPSODL

welcome and introductions
Welcome and Introductions
  • Ryan Imbriale – Executive Director – Department of Innovative Learning
  • Lloyd Brown – Executive Director – Department of Information Technology
microsoft 365
Microsoft 365

  • Online access to One Drive.
  • Use BCPS credentials to log in.
  • Full “sync” coming in Fall.
technology support services update

MAP Testing

MAP Testing

Technology support servicesUpdate

Nick Argyros – Manager

news from tss
News from Tss
  • Imaging of HP devices…..Coming Soon!
  • Work Orders: Thanks for your patience!
  • Daly Support and Extended Help Desk
    • x4672
    • Email Tickets
    • 7:30 – 5:00 (BCPS) 5:00 – 10:00 (Daly)
  • Print Management Services
  • Adobe Creative Cloud License
  • Edmodo
bcps one update

MAP Testing

MAP Testing


Michele Wagner – DoIT

parent statistics week 1
Parent Statistics – Week 1
  • 15347 New myBCPS accounts
    • 19750+ existing accounts from other apps
    • 414 are now BCPS One parents
  • 20847 Parent-to-Student Associations
  • Since Wed. 8/27
    • Lowest volume day 655 new parents
    • Highest volume day 4266 new parents
most apparent bcps issues
Most Apparent BCPS Issues
  • Volume – 600+ an hour
    • Added resources to our servers
    • Changed sender of system e-mails to monitor for spam notices.
  • Code Errors
    • 4 releases since 8/27, another targeted for tonight
  • Connectivity – outage on internet
    • DNS server between us and Engrade failed for one hour
  • E-mail Service Providers Rejecting our mail
    • AOL and Yahoo seem to be the most common
common support issues
Common Support Issues
  • Not reading yellow sheet or trying to set up accounts before getting them.
  • Not receiving activation code
    • Delivering to full mailboxes
    • Parents entering incorrect e-mail
    • Parents with whitelists
  • Mistyping verification code or DOB
    • Out of all 20,000 activations only 9 have been actual data issues
  • Using verification code for account activation code
  • Trying to log in to BCPS One through school web site “Login” link.
  • Teachers sending home internal and external password but not explaining which the student should use at home.
assistive technology update

MAP Testing

MAP Testing

Assistive TechnologyUpdate

Kama Dwyer – Team Leader

office of assistive technology loch raven academy x2299
Office of Assistive TechnologyLoch Raven Academy x2299
  • Kama Dwyer, Team Leader
  • Heather
  • Jan Kurtz
  • Jennifer
  • Jeanne
  • Cathy
  • Candy Richardson
assistive technology
Assistive Technology
  • Addressing communication and access needs
          • Communication devices
          • Accessibility features
                • Magnification
                • Built in onscreen keyboards
                • Speech recognition
          • Adapted keyboards
          • Adapted mice/trackballs
          • software
Clicker 6

Classroom suite

Boardmaker v6

Boardmaker studio

Dragon naturally speaking



liaison and alternate updates

Liaison and Alternate Updates

Michael Fort- Specialist

role of the technology liaison
Role of thetechnology liaison

docking station information
Docking station Information

Docking Station Information

bcps one parent training
BCPS One Parent Training
  • Parent Access Codes – Obtaining and Printing
  • Permissions and Printing
  • Liaisons have been tasked with providing a training session for parents related to access to BCPS One.
  • The website has support aids for this session.
  • Please complete the Google Form to indicate the completion of this task.
student user name labels
Student User Name Labels
  • New video for Office 2013 Mail Merge
microsoft 3651
Microsoft 365

  • Online access to One Drive.
  • Use BCPS credentials to log in.
  • Full “sync” coming in Fall.
wixie access
Wixie access
  • Through BCPS One
  • Class level access
  • Working on placing access on More Resources/Tools and Utilities Page
  • Teacher of record can share a class with you for access
  • RIP in Windows 7 Folder
  • Fitnessgram 8.6 Full Install
  • Runs on Windows 8 (HP) Devices
hp fixes
HP “Fixes”
  • Windows 8 Folder
  • HP Revolve Fixes
windows 8 apps
Windows 8 Apps
  • BCPS App Store still in the works
  • Some apps that are being sent
    • ZanerBloser Font
    • Edmodo
    • Dictionary
    • Kids Story Builder
    • QR Reader
    • Common Core
    • Calculator
    • Movie Moments
    • Fresh Paint
    • KoDu Game Lab
connect ed troubleshooting
Connect ed troubleshooting
  • ConnectEd Troubleshooting
login for interns
Login for interns



For the good of the group.

destiny asset manager

Destiny Asset Manager

Bill Groth – TSS, DoIT

destiny asset manager1

Destiny Asset Manager

Liaison Group

Introductory Session

September 4, 2014

today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Sampling Of Group’s Knowledge of Destiny
  • Access To Destiny & Troubleshooting
  • Access To Follett Software Customer Portal
  • Getting Around In Destiny
  • Scanner & Barcode Tag (Labels) Details
  • Adding Item Records To Destiny
  • Additional Help Resources
  • Web-based ( Access From Anywhere via Internet)
  • Three Main Modules
    • Library Manager (All BCPS Schools w/ Libraries)
    • Textbook Manager (Approx. 24 School Sites)
    • Asset Manager (All BCPS Schools)
  • Patrons Are Sent To Destiny By STARS
  • Use of Barcode Tags (Labels) Simplifies Data Entry
  • Different Patrons Have Different Privileges
  • Users Are Logged Out After Inactivity Timeout…
  • Use Outlook Credentials For Login
access to destiny troubleshooting
Access To Destiny & Troubleshooting
  • Start From: http:/
  • Select YOUR School Site From Destiny Main Page
  • EXIT – Destiny Quest
  • Login (With Outlook Credentials)
  • Make Sure All Of Today’s Attendees Can Login…
  • Extra Help Is Available After Destiny Login
    • Main (Searchable) Help – Top Right Corner
    • On-Page Help – How Do I …
    • Item Specific Help – Balloon w/ ?
    • Follett Software Customer Portal
the follett software customer portal
The Follett Software Customer Portal
  • Go To:
  • Click – Blue PORTAL Button (Upper Right Corner)
  • Login – Use Follett Customer Account
    • Instructions For Creating Account Included In “Welcome” Email.
    • Uses Email Address & Password For Login.
    • Requires Follett Customer Number & School Zip To Setup.
    • Email Me If Unsuccessful (
follett customer portal
Follett Customer Portal
  • In The Portal, Online Training Videos Are At:
  • Professional Learning
  • Product/Solution:
    • Destiny
  • Refine Selection:
    • Asset Manager
  • Filter Results:
    • To Be More Specific (But, Not Required!)
  • Use Latest “Version” Available For Videos…
getting around in destiny
Getting Around In Destiny
  • Navigation Is Via:
    • Tabs
    • Options
    • Sub-Tabs
    • Do Not Use Browser’s BACK BUTTON!
  • Destiny Works Well In: (Today, Anyway…!)
    • Internet Explorer 9.X or 11.X
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
  • Let’s Have A Look At This… (Desktop Share)
the honeywell scanner
The Honeywell Scanner
  • Scanner Is A Honeywell (Metrologic) MK9540-38A32
  • Has A 5 Year Warranty
  • Comes With USB Cable & Stand
  • Can Be Ordered From CDW-G
    • Contact – Bill Rose (
  • Single Units Sell For $140.00 (Delivered)
  • Description Record Is Already In Destiny!
barcode tags labels 1
Barcode Tags (Labels) - 1
  • Tags Are Custom Imprinted On Polyester Stock
  • Are For Use On BCPS Technology Assets – ONLY!
    • Other Assets In The School Can Be Tagged, But…
    • Not Yet!
    • Will Require Different Labels!
  • Asset Labels All Start With The Number “5”
  • Contain a 4-Digit Site Identifier
  • Have 14 Total Digits
  • Use Symbology: Code 3 of 9, Mod 10
  • Last Digit Is A CHECK DIGIT! (Do Not Read)
barcode tags labels 2
Barcode Tags (Labels) - 2
  • Require A Clean Surface (Use Alcohol Prep Pad!)
  • Should Be Difficult To Remove After 24 Hours
  • Come On 1000 Label Rolls
  • Cost $70.00 per 1,000 Labels
  • Labels For Technology Assets Will Be Provided By BCPS
  • Include A “Tattle-Strip” For Hiding.
  • Are Sequentially Numbered On Roll
adding records to destiny
Adding Records To Destiny
  • Two Types Of “Records” In Asset Manager
    • Description Records (Created At District level)
    • Item Records (Created At School Level)
  • Add Item Records Using “Catalog” Tab.
  • Search Catalog To Find Proper DESCRIPTION Record
  • Use: Look In – “Baltimore County Public Schools”
  • Add New ITEM Record To A Description Record.
  • Add Multiples Of Same Item, At The Same Time!
  • DESCRIPTION Record Must Exist Before ITEM Can Be Added To Destiny.
additional help resources
Additional Help Resources
  • If You Can’t Locate The Proper DESCRIPTION Record:
    • Use Record – “CONTAINS” not “Starts With”
    • Check Spelling Of Item Name
    • Try Using Model Name
    • Email The District Description Specialist –
      • Donna Gruzs (
    • Still Having Trouble??
      • Email Bill Groth (
    • PLEASE – Work Carefully With Item Records
      • Remember GIGO – Garbage In / Garbage Out
additional responsible staff
Additional Responsible Staff
  • As We Move Forward – Department Chairs Will Have Circulation Responsibilities
  • Please Complete The Spreadsheet That Was Included In Your Welcome Email, And Return It To Me.
  • I Will Add These Folks To Your System, For Circulation.
  • Please Send This List As Soon As The Position Is “Solid”
  • Send Again, Anytime Positions Change.
face to face training
Face-To-Face Training

9/23/14 (Tuesday)Pulaski Park II e-Classroom 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

9/23/14 (Tuesday)Pulaski Park II e-Classroom 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

9/23/14 (Tuesday)Pulaski Park II e-Classroom 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

9/24/14 (Wednesday)Pulaski Park II e-Classroom 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

9/24/14 (Wednesday)Pulaski Park II e-Classroom 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Log into the BCPS Online Registration System at
  • Select Catalog: “Meetings - Registration”.
  • Click the “Catalog” link in the left-hand navigation menu.
  • Use the pull-down menu to select Digital Learning and select the appropriate meeting from the list.
  • Select the session you wish to attend.
  • Register.
thank you for your attention

Thank You For Your Attention!

Please Email Me If You Have Questions!

Bill Groth ( )



For the good of the group.

important edmodo groups
Important Edmodo Groups
  • Liaison – fbhehu
  • Liaison Sandbox – zrtcga
upcoming events and announcements
Upcoming Events and Announcements
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Liaison Meeting Schedule
    • New Liaison and Alternate Meetings
    • HSA/MSA Refresher Sessions
    • Liaison Hangouts
department of digital learning

Department of Digital Learning


Have a wonderful school year!

Follow us on Twitter @BCPSODL