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How do I get started with School Messenger?

SchoolMessenger has been updated to single sign-on with your BPS Google Account! On the sign-in screen, click the login button and use your BPS Google Account when it asks for your Google login. If y…

Mark Racine
Updated 2 months ago by Mark Racine

Zoom vs. Google Meet: When Should I Use Each Tool?

It can be challenging to determine when Zoom or Google Meet is the best tool for your needs. The chart below should help you decide which tool makes sense for your meetings. If you would like a consu…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 9 months ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to Add Authentication Exceptions in Zoom

New to Zoom? Please review this HelpDoc about How Do I Get Started with Zoom.. Use this feature if you are using user authentication in your Zoom meetings but need to include a non-BPS guest (a guest…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 7 months ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to Enable/Modify Absence/Tardy Broadcast in School Messenger

Click Admin Top Tab. Search for School's Name. Click Login as this admin. Click Broadcasts Top Tab. Click Broadcasts Sub Tab. Click Edit. Check boxes for days to run There are other setting that can…

Kevin Arias
Updated 1 year ago by Kevin Arias

How to Email Students with School Messenger

This article is also available as an interactive tutorial. Click here to view the interactive tutorial or scroll down to view a step-by-step version.. 1 The first step is to open SchoolMessenger and…

Mark Racine
Updated 1 year ago by Mark Racine

Zoom Instructions for Students

Boston Public Schools provides our teachers with various tools to assist in online learning. Among them is a video conferencing tool called Zoom , which allows our teachers to give instruction and de…

Rhianon Gutierrez
Updated 2 years ago by Rhianon Gutierrez

How to Send Report Cards or Progress Reports through School Messenger

School Messenger now has a feature where a PDF can be uploaded to broadcast documents to the families of those students via an email and link to the PDF that pertains to them. Boston Public Schools w…

blaferriere@bostonpublicschools.org
Updated 1 year ago by blaferriere@bostonpublicschools.org

Set call forwarding on a BPS Phone

Push the button next to "Forward All". Dial '91' then the ten digit phone number. To End call forwarding, push the button next to 'Forward off'.

Kevin Arias
Updated 2 years ago by Kevin Arias

How to Setup your BPS Email (on a mobile device)

Android (Samsung). To use the Google Apps mail, contacts, and calendar apps on your Android, you need to sign in to your Google account. You only have to do this once: Go to the Settings App. Scroll…

Roma Browne
Updated 1 year ago by Roma Browne

Zoom Basic vs. Zoom Edu Pro: What Are the Differences?

With so many features and settings, it can be challenging to determine which ones your account includes and which ones it does not. The chart below gives an overview of the two types of Zoom accounts…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 4 months ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to access the Custodial Asbestos Awareness Training

All custodial staff are required to receive two hours of asbestos awareness training. These hours will be completed online. There are six modules in the online course with presentations and videos. Y…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 2 years ago by K.C. Kourtz

How do I get started with Zoom?

Zoom is a collaborative online conferencing tool that allows multiple users to communicate at once in an easily accessible way through video and audio conferencing, text chat, whiteboarding, and scre…

Rhianon Gutierrez
Updated 9 months ago by Rhianon Gutierrez

How to Send a Text Message in School Messenger

This article is also available as an interactive tutorial. Click here to view the interactive tutorial or scroll down to view a step-by-step version.. 1 Click New Broadcast 2 Enter a subject for your…

Mark Racine
Updated 1 year ago by Mark Racine

How do I get started with Google Meet?

Google Meet is a collaborative online conferencing tool that allows multiple users to communicate at once in an easily accessible way through video and audio conferencing and text chat, all within Go…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 2 years ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to maintain student privacy online

Many of our educators are sharing best practices online, engaging with students and their families, and posting some of the amazing work going on during the Coronavirus closure. We want the entire BP…

Mark Racine
Updated 2 years ago by Mark Racine

How to Set Up Zoom Meetings as a Sub

New to Zoom? Please review this HelpDoc about How Do I Get Started with Zoom.. 1. If you are a Long-Term Substitute: Please set up a Zoom account via Clever using your BPS Google login. If you have a…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 9 months ago by K.C. Kourtz

Access your BPS phone voice message system

Call your number (617-635-XXXX). When you listen to your voice message, dial *. It prompts you to enter your access code: 5XXXX (5 + last 4 digits of your phone). then dial # It will prompt you to en…

Kevin Arias
Updated 2 years ago by Kevin Arias

Tweet Deck Tutorial for Twitter Chats

This article is also available as an interactive tutorial. Click here to view the interactive tutorial or scroll down to view a step-by-step version.. 1 The first step is to open Twitter and click Lo…

Christina Carnes
Updated 2 years ago by Christina Carnes

Blocking or Unblocking a Phone Number in School Messenger

It is always recommended to remove the number from Aspen so that the number is fully removed from all systems. Click here to view the guide for resolving wrong numbers before following the steps belo…

Mark Racine
Updated 1 year ago by Mark Racine

How to View a Contact’s Call Record in School Messenger

The following instructions will show you how to view a parent/staff contact history to determine if they are receiving messages. Click Reports. In the middle of the page, under the “Individual” colum…

Mark Racine
Updated 1 year ago by Mark Racine

How do I send or receive a fax?

Everyone in a school building can send faxes, but only designated staff can see the incoming fax queue. Typically your school principal, secretary, and school nurse have access to the e-Fax system to…

Geraldine Conley
Updated 2 years ago by Geraldine Conley

How to Run a Successful Video Conference

Schedule your meeting in your Google calendar. This way, you can send invites to all attendees and include the Zoom or Google Hangouts information directly from Google calendar. TIPS: When possible,…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 2 years ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to view contact information by phone or email in School Messenger

8 STEPS 1 The first step is to open SchoolMessenger: and click System 2 Click Contacts 3 Click Search for Person 4 Click Search 5 Type the phone number. 6 Click Search 7 Click the student or staff nu…

Mark Racine
Updated 1 year ago by Mark Racine

Recommended Zoom Settings for Security

When reporting a Zoom incident, please take a moment to verify that you have set the following settings in your Zoom account. These settings will greatly reduce the likelihood of a Zoom interruption…

Mark Racine
Updated 11 months ago by Mark Racine

Creating a Twitter Account

Overview of Twitter Account Creation. This article is also available as an interactive tutorial. Click here to view the interactive tutorial or scroll down to view a step-by-step version.. 1 The firs…

Christina Carnes
Updated 2 years ago by Christina Carnes

How to Help Students Who Are Unable to Join Zoom Meetings with User Authentication

"Connecting" wheel of death issue/refreshing login screen:. Everything has to go through "SSO," which is an authentication method tied to the student's BPS Gmail. The easiest way to do this is to hav…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 1 year ago by K.C. Kourtz

How to Live Stream Using Zoom

Before you begin, you will need a (1) Zoom Edu Pro account and (2) YouTube account. Zoom Edu Pro: available for school principals via Clever YouTube account: sign up for free on YouTube using your BP…

Rhianon Gutierrez
Updated 1 year ago by Rhianon Gutierrez

Zoom Meeting Pro vs. Zoom Webinar: What Are the Differences?

With so many features and settings, it can be challenging to determine which tool to use for your particular event. The charts below give an overview of Zoom Edu Pro Meeting and Zoom Webinar, as well…

K.C. Kourtz
Updated 9 months ago by K.C. Kourtz

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