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Changes to Google Play for Education

posted Feb 19, 2016, 11:35 AM by Gafe Training

GPfE will be closing by the end of the school year. It was announced on Google's blogs and sites that it will be replaced with a new product designed to support Chromebooks and better reflect the way that  people are interacting with student devices.

Edu-Groupe Portal Permanently Closing - Fermeture permanente du portail Edu-Groupe

posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:00 AM by Christopher Webb

The Edu-Groupe Portal will be permanently closing on June 30, 2015.

The LBPSB Single Sign On System is replacing the Portal as your gateway to all of the board wide services, such as, GPI, Human Resources, Workshop registration, and Administration tools. You can access the SSO by visiting and logging in with your LBPSB login credentials. These credentials are the same as the ones used to access WiFi, or to log into a networked device (such as a laptop or desktop). The SSO is now active and can be used.

If you do not know your password, and are able to receive text messages on your cellular phone, please click on “forgot password” in the login box, and you will be able to change it. A randomly generated password will be sent you via text. Once you log in with your new password, you can change your password to whatever you want by clicking on “My Account” in the top right corner, and selecting “Change my Password”.

It is extremely important to remember that by changing your password, all your passwords will change, including your Google, Wi-Fi, Windows, and LBPSB eMail (if applicable) passwords.

Fermeture permanente du portail Edu-Groupe le 30 juin 2015.

Le système d'authentification fédéré (système SSO) de la CSLBP remplace le portail et devient votre passerelle à tous les services de la commission scolaire comme les outils GPI, des ressources humaines, d'inscription à des ateliers et d'administration. Pour entrer dans ce système, allez à et connectez-vous avec vos identifiants de la CSLBP, qui sont les mêmes que ceux que vous utilisez pour accéder au Wi-Fi, ou vous connecter à un appareil en réseau (comme un ordinateur portable ou un ordinateur de bureau). Le système est maintenant actif et peut être utilisé.

Si vous ne connaissez pas votre mot de passe et vous êtes en mesure de recevoir des messages texte sur votre téléphone cellulaire, veuillez cliquer sur « forgot password » dans la boîte de connexion, et vous serez en mesure de le changer. Une fois que vous ouvrez une session avec votre nouveau mot de passe, vous pouvez modifier votre mot de passe à tout ce que vous voulez en cliquant sur «My Account » en haut à droite et en sélectionnant «Change my Password».

Il est extrêmement important de se rappeler qu'en changeant votre mot de passe, tous vos mots de passe vont changer, y compris le mot de passe de votre compte de Google, Wi-Fi, Windows, et courriel CSLBP (le cas échéant).

Graduating? Leaving? Take your data with you...

posted Jun 1, 2015, 12:11 PM by Christopher Webb   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 12:30 PM ]

If you are leaving LBPSB this year, you will probably want to take your data with you. These simple and easy to follow instructions will help you to download your data so that you can use it once you have left. 

Google Expeditions

posted May 28, 2015, 3:33 PM by Gafe Training

Imagine taking your students on a Field Trip using nothing more than a phone and a piece of cardboard. Today this came into reality, Google took their 20% project, Google Cardboard, and combined it with high definition footage of various sites around the world. This combined with a teacher tablet which controls the 'trip', means that students can now visit far flung destinations from their classroom seat. 

You can find out more about Google Expeditions here and by watching the video below. 

IMPORTANT: Google Drive Updates

posted May 28, 2015, 8:00 AM by Christopher Webb

From July 7th Google Drive will not support the following web-browsers:
  • Unsupported browsers 
  • Chrome 23 (and older) 
  • Firefox 23  (and older)
  • Internet Explorer 9 (and older)
  • Safari 6 (and older)
To ensure that Drive will continue to work, please ensure that you are using the latest version of your web-browser

Google I/O Developer Conference

posted May 26, 2015, 6:03 AM by Christopher Webb   [ updated May 26, 2015, 6:10 AM ]

Do you want to be at the cutting edge of Google's product development? Google I/O is where Google make their new product announcements for the year ahead and provide information for developers. This year the event runs from May 28th to May 29th. A live stream of the event can be seen below. Enjoy!

Google Education on Air 2015

posted May 19, 2015, 9:18 AM by Christopher Webb   [ updated May 19, 2015, 1:07 PM ]

Google Education on Air took place on May 8th and 9th 2015. There were two days of more than 110 informative sessions which covered over 60 hours of content with speakers from 12 countries and 29 US States. 

All of the content was related to helping teachers make the most of Google Apps for Education. The sessions were split into a range of categories and abilities. 

The sessions are available to watch back using YouTube and the Google for Education Education on Air site. There is a searchable agenda which allows you to choose what to watch and also provides you with a short description of each session. Some that you might be interested in include:

You can also see the discussions taking place in the background by using the hashtag #GoogleEduonAir on Twitter. 

Here is an excerpt taken from Day 1 of Education on Air showing what students would like to see in classrooms:

New Sign in Process

posted May 13, 2015, 5:49 AM by Gafe Training

Over the next three weeks (12/05/2015 >), Google will be changing their sign in process. You will first be prompted to enter your username when signing in, and you will then be brought to a new page which will ask for your password. This is a process which already takes place on Android devices, and those of you using an Android device will find this new process familiar. 

As the new sign in windows will be appearing as part of a gradual roll out, we cannot give you an exact date as to when they should appear, however, you will see this new feature over the coming weeks. Below is a copy of the text from Google's press release.

"Previously, people signed in to Google on a page that included both the ‘username’ and ‘password’ fields on the same page. We’re now splitting those two fields into separate pages. As we've said many times publicly, we're working towards introducing new authentication solutions that complement traditional passwords. We've already split the ‘username’ and ‘password’ fields onto separate pages in Android last year. This change to our web sign-in page is another is a step in that direction. Having completed a roll out to a small test group, we’ll now be rolling out the new sign-in experience to all Google Apps customers (both Rapid and Scheduled release) gradually over the next three weeks."

Google Classroom Updates

posted May 6, 2015, 9:40 AM by Gafe Training

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Google have released a number of new features recently. These include:
  • Adding Co-Teachers to a class (allowing more than one teacher to assign and assess work)
  • Allowing custom themes in a classroom
  • Updating the Android & iOS app to be able to create and assess assignments (allowing you to grade and manage assignments on the go)
You can also see the previous Google Classroom updates by visiting this link.

Keeping Your Account Secure

posted Apr 30, 2015, 8:34 AM by Gafe Training

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Most people know that the key to ensuring that others cannot access your personal information and your documents lies in a secure password. Google have recently released a new tool which is available for Chrome which allows you to protect yourself from Phishing attacks. Phishing occurs when you visit a website which attempts to trick you into giving up your username and password by pretending to be a legitimate site. It isn't always easy to detect which sites are legitimate or fake.

The new tool will detect when you have logged into a site which is not real, and will then prompt you to change your password. 

You can download the Chrome Extension here 

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