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MECHS Learning Resources From Home

Student Technology Support Help Line

816-7100

September 8--October 16:  

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Learning Resources from Home (Schoology Videos) https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/88626

Parent Contact Information Update Form https://www.buffaloschools.org/contact

Hot Spot Request https://www.buffaloschools.org/HotSpotRequest

Student Technology Handbook https://www.buffaloschools.org/handbook

HelpLine/Help Desk (716) 816-7100

 

Learning Resources from Home

Help at Home IT FAQS

https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/91310

https://www.buffaloschools.org/LearningResources

 

Schoology Video Resources

https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/88626

https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/88626

Intro to Schoology for Parents and Families Information/Learning Sessions:

Sign Up Form  

https://forms.gle/UKWoe9xMy5Jv7zmo6

 

As we all look forward and as we begin this school year through a remote learning platform, it is going to be extremely important that all students have technology in place. 

·         All students should have a BPS issued laptop.

·         All students should know their 900#, username, and password.

Remember to log in to your BPS accounts you do the following:

-Your user ID is your 900#

-Your password is determined using the following information:

The first initial of your first name

The first two letters of your last name

The date you were born on (day of the month)

The last three digits of your 900#

FOR EXAMPLE:

Student Name: Maria Kats

900#: 901222535

Date of Birth: May 11, 2004 (05/11/2004)

This student's password would be as follows: MKA11535

 

Technology Information Sheet:

 

Student Login Information

To log in to your BPS accounts, complete the following:

-Your user ID is your 900#

-Your password is determined using the following information:

The first initial of your first name

The first two letters of your last name

The date you were born on (day of the month)

The last three digits of your 900#

FOR EXAMPLE:

Student Name: Maria Kats

900#: 901222535

Date of Birth: May 11, 2004 (05/11/2004)

This student's password would be as follows: MKA11535

 

 

 

Using Schoology

What is Schoology?  Schoology - An online platform that provides teachers with the opportunity to create and manage interactive lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators while providing students with round-the-clock access to curriculum, content, and resources.

 

To log into Schoology for Students:

  1. Go to BPS homepage: www.buffaloschools.org
  2. Click on the Students tab
  3. From Student Shortcuts, click on the Schoology tab
  4. Enter your Buffalo Public Schools credentials

 

Schoology Support Link:  https://www.buffaloschools.org/page/2218

 

 

 

Directions for a Parent Account in Schoology

https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000823-Sign-Up-as-a-Parent

  1. Go to schoology.com.
  2. Click Sign Up at the top of the page and choose Parent.
  3. Enter your Parent Access Code. This is a 12-digit code in xxxx-xxxx-XXXX format that you receive from one of your child's instructors.  Contact your child’s teacher for this code.
  4. Fill out the form with your information.
  5. Click Register to complete.

When you use a Parent Access Code to create an account, you are automatically associated with your child. You can add additional children to your account using the Add Child button. 

 

Using Microsoft Teams

The classroom teacher will send a link to access your Microsoft Teams virtual lesson through Schoology to access synchronous or live instruction. 

 

 

Directions for Parent Access to Parent Portal

 

1) Utilize the following web address to complete the online form:  https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/2380

2) Once the form is submitted, the BPS Information Technology Department (IT), will email parents their Parent Portal Letter.  The letter will contain a unique activation key required to unlock each parent’s portal account.

3)  Follow the directions on the letter to set-up and activate your parent portal account

 

 

Technology Device Distribution or Technology Help & Assistance

 

Please visit the Center for Innovation, Technology, and Training

1515 South Park Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14220

 

Regular Hours:  9:00 am—3:00 pm

Extended Dates & Hours: 

            September 2, 9:00 am—6:30 pm

            September 3, 12:00 pm—6:30 pm

Technology Support

M-F 10:00 am—2:00 pm