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Software & Systems Descriptions

Adobe: A suite of online productivity tools, most notably to open and create PDFs, but also including the Creative Cloud for education.

Blackboard: A mass notification platform that provides users important information via text, email, voice, or on the go via your Smartphone in the end-user language of choice. Blackboard broadcasts are sent at the district or school level, not by teachers. 

Class Dojo: This K-5 app helps teachers and families collaborate to support social-emotional learning that supports the district’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports programs.

ClassLink: With ClassLink, students access all their digital learning resources quickly and easily with just one set of login credentials to remember (SSO = Single Sign On). Also in the space is the lesser-used Clever integration tool. There is also a ClassLink portal for parents to manage their DASD passwords and accounts.

Classroom App (Apple): This app allows teachers to manage the school-issued iPads that students use during their class time.

eHallPass: This 6-8 app is a cloud-based contactless digital hall pass system that includes social distancing tools and has features that help limit mischief, meetups, and vandalism, as students navigate school hallways. 

FreshService: A service desk used to support and help users with technology issues, transportation requests, and print shop jobs managing the issues from their inception through their resolution. The former product in this space was Agiloft. 

Google Workspace for Education: A suite of online productivity tools used to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and drawings via the secure Google domain for education.

IEP Writer: A online suite of tools allowing local education agencies (LEA) to securely write Individual Education Plans (IEP), evaluation reports, behavioral improvement plans, letters, etc. These tools are accessible to DASD employees who work with students in various settings. 

Infinite Campus: The student information system (SIS) is the secure database that maintains all student information for accountability purposes such as demographics, grades, attendance, discipline, and class assignments/scheduling. Infinite Campus creates official documents like report cards and transcripts as well as the required reportable data for the state and federal government. Infinite Campus is the only authoritative online source for student grades and attendance information. 

Microsoft 365: A suite of online productivity tools used to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, calendars, etc. via the secure MS domain for education.

PaperCut: A print management service to monitor and control image output at the user level and track any associated printed costs.

Pay Schools Central:  DASDs secure online payment portal for parents and taxpayers to remit online via credit card, debit card, or check routing number. Bank and convenience fees may apply. DASD does not store any customer information, this is a third-party application. 

PTCFast: An online service used to make it easy to schedule parent-teacher conferences. Once parents create an account and schedule their conference email confirmations and reminders are sent. Parents can also change their appointment time once scheduled via PTCFast.

Remind: An on-demand communication system for teachers, advisors, and coaches. The primary use is after-school athletics, clubs, meetings, field trips, etc. for on-demand notifications controlled at the teacher/coach/advisor level in the end user’s language of choice.

Respondus: A lockdown browser and monitor to ensure academic integrity as students complete assessments, exams, and assignments. 

Schoology: The learning management system (LMS) is the secure online platform where students and teachers can interact, while at school or at home, synchronously or asynchronously. Like an online classroom, digital content is available in the form of an integrated calendar, lessons, assignments, projects, and other instructional content. Any grades or attendance data posted in Schoology are not authoritative, please visit Infinite Campus. 

Securly: A content filtering and student safety system. All DASD devices, regardless of physical location (at school or home), have all internet activity filtered and monitored by the district. Securly also pushes safety alerts when students demonstrate at-risk behaviors. Parents have access to the Securly Home App. The parent app has the ability to block sites, like YouTube, and create schedules when the device is inaccessible to the web, like dinner time and bedtime. The app also displays a real-time view of your child’s activity on their school-issued device. Parents receive a weekly email from Securly with a snapshot report of that week’s activity. Teachers have access to Securly Classroom. The app allows teachers to manage the school-issued Chromebooks that students use during their class time.

Ticket Spicket: Used by the DASD athletic department as a cashless ticketing system for online payment and entrance to athletic and extracurricular activities. 

Zoom: Online video conferencing tools to facilitate remote learning, meetings, parent conferences, etc. available on any web-enabled device.

Updated annually - Not a complete listing of resources