How to access Acellus
How to Access Reading Horizons
Drive Google - How to Upload your Google Classroom List to your Drive to open it in Google Sheets
How to access Sworkit
How to access Learning Ally
How to Duplicate an Existing Course in BPSLearns
How to access McGraw Hill products
How to access Sora by Overdrive
Problems accessing Youtube for parent and teachers?
How to Run a Google Classroom Student List as a Teacher
How to access Imagine Learning
My students cannot login to an app in Clever
I have a student missing from my class in Clever
How to access Seesaw
I am a co-teacher and I do not see my students in Clever.
What are Clever badges and how do they work?
How to access Illuminate
How to access n2y
How to access FOSSweb
How to unblock Flash Player in Chrome
How do I use Bookshare?
How to sign up for the Learning Ally online course
How to access Nearpod
Digital Whiteboard Tools
How to access Defined Learning
How do I access Lexia
How to access TalkingPoints
How to access Clever at Home
How to access Clever
How to access Savvas Realize
How to access ST Math
How to access CommonLit
How to access Google Classroom from Home
How to access Newsela
How to access StudySync
How to access BPSLearns
How to access EVERFI
BPSLearns: An Overview
How to use video in Google Classroom
How to access Edmentum Courseware
When I log in to Clever, I get an "Uh oh!" (sad robot) error message.
How to Create a Google Classroom
How to access DBQ Online
What is a Clever School Tech Lead and what can they do?
How to access Tumblebooks
How to Run a Google Classroom Student List as an Admin
How to access Exact Path
How to customize the Clever portal on my Teacher page
How to get started with GoGuardian for Teachers
How to troubleshoot "Offline" status in Seesaw
How to add captions to a video
How to Set Up and Use Spoken Language Interpretation in Zoom
How to enable live transcript CC in Zoom
Joining Zoom from your browser or a Chromebook
Access to BAIS applications from off the network
How to request captions and transcripts for videos from 3Play Media
How to enable Chrome to download reports from Aspen
How do I Reset/Change my Password?
Do I have a virus or malware on my computer?
How to change your last name and BPS email address
How to access EdPlan
How to enable/disable a Sponsored Account
Installing Office 365
I Am Getting "You Have Successfully Logged Out" Message When Signing into Peoplesoft Financials.
What is the BPS Acceptable Use Policy?
Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365
How to receive an L4L (Teacher Macbook)
How to create a Sponsored Account
How to Activate and Inactive Accounts in Naviance
New Employee Guide
Communicating Through Aspen
How to Create and Send Administrator Notifications (Computer & Mobile)
How to Download and Activate the Follett Notifications App (Mobile)
Using the CK Editor - Announcements, Emails, Banners
How to Create or Edit a Field Set
How to use Modify List to Quickly Make Data Changes
How to Use Mass Update to Quickly Make Data Changes
Query By Grade Level and ELD Level
Creating a Snapshot
How to Add the Tasks Widget to Your Home Page
How to Run The Official Student Transcript Report
How to Run the Class Office Period Attendance Report
How to See Assessment Scores for Mutiple Students
How to access Panorama Student Success
MCAS 2.0 Test Coordinators Handbook
How to view an individual student's assessment scores
Athletics Registration Workflow
How Students are Enrolled in the Athletics Program
How to Manually Enroll Students in the Athletics Program
How to Update Student Athletic Information - Student Tab
How to Update Student Athletic Information - Program Tab
How to view Student Sports Registration Information - Coaches
How to Schedule Students into Athletic Sections
How to view and print student Athletic Program records
How to Update Physical Exam Information for Athletics - Nurses
Managing Attendance Plans
How to Update the Grade Cover Term Map and Reassign Calendar Dates for Attendance Input
How to Take Class Attendance (Teachers)
Overview of Attendance Intervention Plans in Aspen (video)
How to Reconcile Daily and Class Attendance
How to Reassign Calendar Days in Aspen
How to run the Perfect Attendance Report in Aspen
How to Update Student Calendars to Make Students In-Session for Attendance Input
How to "Push" Daily Attendance to all Classes
How to Add Attendance for Multiple-Dates
Recommending an Attendance Plan for Court
How to Filter Attendance Data by Learning Model?
How to use the Principal's Attendance Report in Aspen
How to Create Journal Entries by Running Attendance Letters
How to Run Daily Attendance Post Verification
How to Run Class Attendance Post Verification Report
How to Change School Attendance Preferences
How to add a Tardy and Dismissal for a Student in Aspen
How to Change Attendance Records
How to Add Parent Gender in Aspen
School Daily Attendance Changes
How to Take Daily Attendance in Aspen (Teachers)
How to Run Attendance History for a Specific Code
How to Take Attendance in the Daily Office in School View (For Attendance Managers)
How do I get started with School Messenger?
Zoom vs. Google Meet: When Should I Use Each Tool?
How to Add Authentication Exceptions in Zoom
How to Enable/Modify Absence/Tardy Broadcast in School Messenger
How to Email Students with School Messenger
Zoom Instructions for Students
How to Send Report Cards or Progress Reports through School Messenger
Set call forwarding on a BPS Phone
How to Setup your BPS Email (on a mobile device)
Zoom Basic vs. Zoom Edu Pro: What Are the Differences?
How to access the Custodial Asbestos Awareness Training
How do I get started with Zoom?
How to Send a Text Message in School Messenger
How do I get started with Google Meet?
How to maintain student privacy online
How to Set Up Zoom Meetings as a Sub
Access your BPS phone voice message system
Tweet Deck Tutorial for Twitter Chats
Blocking or Unblocking a Phone Number in School Messenger
How to View a Contact’s Call Record in School Messenger
How do I send or receive a fax?
How to Run a Successful Video Conference
How to view contact information by phone or email in School Messenger
Recommended Zoom Settings for Security
Creating a Twitter Account
How to Help Students Who Are Unable to Join Zoom Meetings with User Authentication
How to Live Stream Using Zoom
Zoom Meeting Pro vs. Zoom Webinar: What Are the Differences?
How to Enter Emergency Conduct Removal
How to Run Student Journal and Conduct Reports
How to Submit a Conduct Referral in Aspen
How to Generate a Conduct Letter in Aspen
How to Submit a Conduct Referral - Staff View
Fixing hanging in video chat apps like Zoom and Hangouts
How to Connect a PC to BpsStaff/Student
How to Install the Tap Card Printers on your Mac
How Do I Update The Browser on My Chromebook?
Polycom Studio Camera Setup
Tips for keeping student devices clean
What does it mean when a Chromebook is "end of support"?
My Mac won't let me install a program.
How to Install a FollowYou Printer on a PC
How to Activate a New iPad
Verizon Jetpack Model 8800L WiFi Hotspot FAQ's
Mobile Hotspot Setup for Samsung J3 Prime Phone
How to initiate a request to purchase "non-standard" technology
T-Mobile Project 10Million
Keeping BPS passwords in sync with Mac
How to Factory Reset a BPS Chromebook
How to Pair the Polycom Studio Remote
How do I take a screenshot of my Chromebook screen?
Removal of Technology
How to remove Malware from your Macbook
How to Connect a Mac to BpsStaff/Student
5 Tips to Improve Macbook Performance
How to Install a Printer on a Chromebook
Getting Chromebook IP address and WiFi MAC address
How to back-up your data on a Mac
How to enable Airtame with MacOSX Catalina
How do I install GarageBand or iMovie?
Mirrored vs. Extended Display Settings
My wireless keeps disconnecting or changing networks!
How do I configure Chromebooks that I received from Donor's Choose?
"MacOS Could not be installed on your computer" screen after start up
Chromebook Log-In old password message
Sprint/Boost 1Million Project Coolpad Surf Hotspot FAQs
Connecting a Chromebook or Android to BpsStaff/Student
Digital Citizenship & Cyber Security
How to Set Promotion Status for Seniors
How to Enter Student Homerooms After the End-of-Year Rollover
End Of Year Rollover Information / FAQ - 2020
How to Promote or Retain Non-Senior Students
Technology Returns for Transferring & Departing Employees
How to Enter a Student's Next Year Homeroom in School View
How to Update Contact Portal Login with email address
How to Reset a Parent Portal Account/Password (For School Staff)
How to Reset your SIS Family Portal Account Password (For Parents)
How to See your Child's TerraNova Score on Family Portal
How to Generate Parent Letters with Security Code
How to Publish Reports to the Parent and Student Portal
How to see Your Child's GPA - Family Portal View
How do I create a parent/family portal account in Aspen?
How to Navigate the Parent Portal (In English and other Languages)
Quick Reference Cards
Beginning of the Year Gradebook Checklist
Advanced Gradebook Quick Reference Card
Teacher Class Groups and Pages
Elementary/Standards Based Specific
How to Post Remote Learning K0-K2 Grades
What are the Reporting Standards for My Class?
What is the Rating Scale for My Class?
Middle and High School Specific
How to Post Final Grades
How to Enter Teacher Course Recommendations for the Next School Year
How to Auto Calculate and Post Term 4 and Final Grades
How to Auto Calculate and Post Grades in the Gradebook
How to Create Your Own Grade Scale
How the Final Grade is Calculated
How to Fix Expanding Columns Issue in Chrome
How to Attach Your Own Grade Scale to Sections or Assignments
Example 0-4 Grade Scale
Setting up your Gradebook Preferences
Teacher Gradebook PowerPoint
Locking Scores in your Gradebook
How to add a Class Announcement with Zoom Link
Creating Special Codes in your Gradebook
How to add resources to a gradebook assignment
Where are the Grade Scales in Aspen?
BPS Grade Scales
BPS Standard A-F Grade Scale
BPS Final Grade Scale
BPS Standard K-5 Grade Scale
Alternate Pass/Fail Grade Scale
Assignment Pass/Fail Grade Scale
What is the MFG Grade?
Work-Based Learning Grade Scale
How to Enter Transfer-in Transcript Records
How to Find Missing Final Grades
How to Enter and Post Elementary Grades in Aspen
How to run a merge drop/add transcript records
How to Change an Elementary Transcript Record
How to See a List of Failing Students in One or More Terms
Grade Point Average (GPA)
How to view an Individual Student's Grade Point Average (GPA)
How to see Student GPAs from the Student Tab
What are the different types of GPAs and GPA Reports?
GPA Frequently Asked Questions
What are the point values of a grade?
School Preferences - Grade Category
Student Records Requests
How to view MFG and Empty Transcript Records (school year 2019-2020) - District View
How to view MFG and Empty Transcript Records (school year 2019-2020) - School View
How to Correct MFG and Empty Transcript Records
How to See Students Grades by Class and Grade Level
How to find Specific or Missing Term Grades - District View
How to find Specific or Missing Term Grades - School View
How to run the Grade Post Verification Report in Aspen
How to Re-Open Grading Window
How to Calculate Credits - Populate Credit on Transcript Records
How to Calculate Averages - Final Grades
NC "No Credit" Term Grade Procedure
How to Find NC Grades for the Past or Current Year
How to Schedule a New Student or Make Changes to a Student's Current Schedule (Grades 6-12)
Counselor Fundamentals and Daily/Walk-In Scheduling
Student Course Requests
Committing Your Schedule
Create and Assign Platoon Codes for Elementary Scheduling
Change a Student's Homeroom and Reschedule into New Sections
How to Schedule a New Student in Aspen (Grades K0-5)
How to Run Group Scheduling based on Platoon
Patterns and Pattern Sets
How to Enter Next Year School to be Able to See Returning Students in the Build View
How to Create a Scenario or Copy the Current Year Schedule to the Build View
Career and Vocational/Technical Education (CVTE)
How to See District Level CVTE Courses
Aspen Tables and Fields with CVTE Data
How to see Students Scheduled into CVTE Sections
How to see School Course Sections of CVTE Courses
How to see schools with CVTE courses
How to Create a New Course Section
How to Change Course Section Details
How to Add a Teacher to Multiple Course Sections
How to change a Primary Teacher in Aspen
How to Remove a Co-Teacher from a Class in Aspen
How to Transfer Students From one Section to Another and Keep the Grades
How to add a Co-Teacher to a Class
How to Create Platoon Codes
How to add a Student Secondary School Association
CTE Data Analytic for DOE 35, 43, 44
How to Create a Report for Students Registered in Online Courses Only
How to Balance Sections by Student Cohort Code
Quick Status Alert and Bell Schedules
How to Add A Schedule to a Middle School or ESL Class to Allow Class Attendance Input
STRIVE Program set up and Schedule
How to Change Your Default View in Aspen
How to Switch to the School View
How to Create a Course in TeachPoint
How to sign up for PD in TeachPoint
How to Add a New Staff Member to Your School in Aspen
How to Remove Staff from your Roster
Maximo - Building Maintenance Request - Work Order
Work from Home (WFH) Tips
State and Federal Reporting
How to Change Student Cell Phone Numbers in Aspen
How to view students who have opted out of the media release
How to Assign Homerooms Based Upon the Student Schedules
How to enter in Student Next Homeroom in School view from the Student top tab
How to Enter a Single Student Journal Entry
Adding Future Capacity, Proposed Program Code
How to search for a student by name or ID number
How to Assign Locker Numbers to Students in Aspen
How to Run the Student Sibling Report
Home Learning Tips for Students & Families
How to view the change history for a record
How to Accept a New Student to Your School in Aspen
Accessing Services only Students in At Home School
How to Update Parent Emails and Phone Numbers
How to Create a Fieldset and Generate a Spreadsheet or Report
How to Filter for a Specific Cohort of Students
Password - How to Look up a Verification Code for a Password Reset (Technology Coordinators)
Student Work Permits
School Leader Guide: Spring 2021 Cohort + Learning Models
How to See Next Year Student Assignments, Incoming Students, and Wait List Totals
How to Withdraw or Discharge a Student in Aspen
How to Upload Student Photos into Aspen
How to Upload Individual student Photos
Methods to enter in Student Next Year Homeroom
How to Upload a Document in Aspen
How to update data sharing opt-outs in Aspen
DWP - How to Reset a Student Password for First Time
How to search for a Student by Address
How to View Low Income or Food Status (For Principals Only)
How to add Journal Entries for one or more Students
How to Generate a Parent Email List
Password - How to Change a Student Password (Technology Coordinators)
Dwp Mybps - How to Reset a Student Password (For Students Registered in the System)
How to view your Grade Point Average (GPA)
How to Register for Athletics - Student View
How Can Students View their Report Card/Progress Report Grades in the Student Portal
How to Reset your Student Password (Students)
How to View Summer School Grades
How Teachers can see their Summer Classes in the Gradebook
How to See a Summer School Program Capacity
How to View your Summer Students from the Student top-tab in your Summer School
How to Add Students from Your Current School to a Summer School After Enrollment is Closed
How to Add Your Current School Staff to your Summer School
How to Remove Students from Summer School
Summer School Registration Guide
How to Take Summer School Attendance (For credit bearing non-5th Quarter programs)
How to See the Student list for your Summer Program from your Summer School
How Can Students see their Summer School Schedule in Aspen
How to Take Summer School Attendance on the Daily Office in School View
How to Access your Summer School
How to Enroll a Student in a Summer Program and School in the BPS View
Dropping a Student(s) from a Summer School Class Section
How teachers can see their Summer School Schedule in Aspen
How to View Registered Summer School Students from your Current School
How to Run the Alpha List Report or Student Directory with AM and PM bus
How to Assign T-Pass to a Student
Aspen Transportation Reports
Access 4 All Chromebook Initiative
Updated by K.C. Kourtz
What is BPSLearns?
BPSLearns is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows professional development providers in the Boston Public Schools to put PD learning sessions online for educators. BPSLearns can be found at learn.mybps.org and any BPS employee can login with BPS ID# and password (similar to accessing Aspen or other BPS systems).
You might be asked to use BPSLearns by an administrator, or used for a professional development opportunity listed in TeachPoint includes an online component that uses BPSLearns.
How is BPSLearns Organized?
In BPSLearns, you may need to find your PD “course” or module. Do this by scrolling halfway down the front page to “My Courses” to see which course you are enrolled in.
If you do not see your course, please contact your course leader.
Okay, I’m enrolled. Now what?
What you can do within the course depends on what it includes. There are many types of activities. Listed below are few common ones:
You should see a list of resources within your course, perhaps with topic headers. Under each topic, you will see a list of “clickable” links that might look like this:
The orange links above are hyperlinks for a folder, a separate page within BPSLearns, a forum, and weblink. The checkboxes next to each link indicate whether you have completed or viewed the task/resource. Be sure to engage with the resources and remember to track your progress via gradebook or checkboxes.
Checking your Progress
Some courses will include grades and feedback. If so, you can access this on the right hand side of your course under “administration.” Click on “grades” to see grade.
If your course does not have grades, progress is tracked through checkboxes. An unchecked box means you haven’t met the completion requirements set by the course leader, and your course progress might stop. PRO TIP: If you can't progress to the next module, please ensure you have completed all of your module’s assignments and checked all of the check boxes in your current module.
Engaging with Forums
Forums are a great way to interact with colleagues online, sharing and reflecting on your practice on your own time. If there are forums in your online course, you will see an icon that might look something like this:
To enter forum, click orange link. You should see a thread of discussion posts from other participants: or, if no one has engaged yet, you'll see a "new thread" button. To engage in the forum, simply reply to someone else’s post or start your own thread, if applicable!
There are a few good rules of thumb for participating in online forums. Your leader may have provided his or her own guidelines, but in general, we suggest keeping the following tips in mind when interacting in BPSLearns forums:
- Keep responses short! About 10-15 lines is a good guideline.
- Add media! Click on the icons pictured here to add media to your post. You can also link to Google documents using the hyperlink icon or add document attachments to posts.
- End with invitation. Finish your post with a question, an invitation for engagement, or a request. This will catch readers’ attention and draw them into your thread!
- Keep in mind that in online spaces, social cues are hard to detect. Therefore please formulate interactions that are kind but also critically constructive to promote dialogue.
Engaging with Content
Your leader may have you engage in different ways. S/he may include folders full of resources for you to browse, or may include quizzes. Refer to the class leader for instructions on how to navigate your course. Ideally, this information will be provided within the BPSLearns course itself but if it isn't, please ensure that you are provided with any necessary clarification regarding course.
To upload your content to a folder or database, or in response to an assignment in BPSLearns, you will need to decide where you’re uploading your content from -- your computer? Your Google Drive? Somewhere else?
Whenever you are uploading content to BPSLearns, you will see a screen that looks like the one to the right:
Click on page with a plus symbol in the upper left corner to choose documents from multiple sources. Then, you’ll be prompted to add “recent files,” “upload a file,” "access your Google Drive," and more. You can pick from among these options, but most people choose to either “upload a file” from their computer or find a file in Google Drive. If you choose Google Drive, you will need to click on “Login” to login to your BPS Google Account.