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Digital Learning - 2nd Semester

Starting 2nd semester, Tyler County Schools will add shared iCloud folders to the toolbox to manage digital learning.

Teachers will share an iCloud folder with their students, then students will copy and paste assignments to their iPads each week. Students will return work to teachers using a Hand-In request in Schoolwork, e-mailing the assignment, or another method determined by the teacher.

Teachers - please share this link with students in a variety of locations, including Schoolwork (create a new handout, choose website, paste the shared folder link) and a QR code. 

Students will need Internet access to copy and paste assignments & to turn in assignments, but once the files are pasted to their iPad, no Internet connection is needed.

This method will get rid of the issue with work disappearing in Schoolwork, and will allow students to utilize digital learning options instead of paper copies.

Shared iCloud folders are also accessible via a computer. Open in an Internet browser and log in with your managed Apple ID to access the iCloud drive.

Students will be taught to use shared iCloud folders immediately upon return to school. Some teachers are already using this method, and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Files app.

**If you click on the shared folder link and it opens in Safari, please disregard that login screen and try opening the link through Schoolwork, the Mail app, or a QR code. After a conversation with Apple Engineers, it was determined that sometimes the iPad doesn't know that the shared folder link should be opened in the Files app, which causes this unexpected behavior.**


Share folders with iCloud Drive

Use the Files app

If you have trouble accessing your class materials, contact your teacher(s) first.


Use your K12 e-mail and password on the Captive Portal page to access the Internet after you connect to your home WiFi.

Any time you use your school iPad, start by opening a website in an Internet browser window to bring up the Captive Portal page. Try a couple of websites if the Captive Portal doesn't initially pop up. If you are able to visit multiple websites without the portal popping up, that's fine - it just means your Captive Portal account hasn't timed out.


This process "opens up" the data flow to your iPad and may fix some of the other issues with Schoolwork and O365.



General iPad Troubleshooting Tips

  • Quit and reopen an app (Instructions)
  • Quit all open apps - too many open apps will cause all kinds of random issues
  • Log out/log in (Instructions)
  • Restart iPad (Instructions)
  • Delete/reinstall app (See Mosyle Manager Self-Service PDF below)
  • Open Settings and make sure there are no red circles near the upper left corner where you sign in to the iPad. Sometimes the login connection will "break" and require you to sign in again. Even if you don't see any red circles, which indicate an issue that needs addressed, logging out of the iPad and logging back in with your managed Apple ID can restart the data flow and fix issues with accessing files via Schoolwork.


0365 Troubleshooting

  • The O365 apps are glitchy on managed iPads. Use O365 from the browser.
  • Close 0365 apps, open settings, scroll down to Word, choose Reset Word, choose Delete Sign-In Credentials, then restart Word. This generally fixes issues with error messages about your account. Using Word in the browser has not had this issue.
  • Notes is a no-Internet-needed alternative to word processing and should be taught/accepted as an alternative if students are trying to troubleshoot at home.
  • Keynote functions well without Internet and should be taught/accepted as an alternative to PPT.

Info for teachers from the WVDE Help Desk:

We are syncing data from WVEIS to Office 365 using School Data Sync (SDS).  For now it is being manually synced a few times a week, but we are working to restore the daily automated updates.   

Teachers can modify the Teams that are created for them in this process.   If there are duplicates or they do not want to use them, then they should Archive them.   If they are deleted, they will come back in about 30 days after the delete team expires from the recycle bin and the next sync occurs.   

Here is how to Archive a Team that is no longer needed:

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