2What is Infinite Campus? It is a web-based program where administrators, teachers, parents and students use technology to streamline educational processes, work more efficiently, and increase individual student achievement.
3What can I do with Infinite Campus? Features you will use THIS year:Daily attendance & Lunch CountSet up a grade bookKeep a grade bookCreate report cards and interimsAccess student dataReceive daily notices from Central OfficeOptional features include:Create a seating chartCreate mailing labelsMake reports for missing workSend messages to parentsAccess student medical infoAnd much more…
4This year Parents/Guardians can: View attendanceView InterimsView Report CardsPaper copies will be sent by the Board Office to parents who have not logged in to their family portal.Parents will be informed by a flyer sent home from school. This is coming soon!
5Goals by Monday PM: Log in to Your Own Infinite Campus Home Page Change your passwordTake attendance (This will NOT appear until Tuesday AM)Record lunch count (This will NOT appear until Tuesday AM)Access student informationSAVE your work!!!Log offLet Tech Teacher know BEFORE Tuesday AM if you can not log in.
6Home Page Click ‘Your Name’ to get back to home page District notes are hereSchool notes are hereProcess Inbox is here: Your attendancealert will be here each morning
7Navigation: Drop down menus include: Toggle bar option Year School Schedule- Grade levelSection- Class
8Navigation: Toggle Menu Includes: 3 Tabs Index- Options Available e.g., GradebookSearch- Search for studentsSearch for help by keywordHelp- Online Manual for the IC page you are on
10Attendance & Lunch Count: P = presentA = absentT = TardyComments can be madewhen a child is marked absentor tardySAVE!!!If a change needs to be madeafter you have saved your work,just click the Attendance Toolin the toggle bar
11Admin Tool: Click Admin in toggle bar Click Preferences to set teacher preferences e.g.,Seating chart view for attendanceAlways check ‘Hide DroppedStudents’Always check ‘Use CannedComments’This must be done for each section or class (chosen in drop-down menu)SAVE!!!
12Admin Tool: Click Admin in toggle bar Click ‘Seating Chart Setup’ Choose ‘Auto Fill-Alpha’, ‘Auto Fill-Random’, or Display Standard Chart’When you ‘DisplayStandard Chart’ you can choose the chart dimensions, exclude seats, choose student from drop-down menuSAVE!!! (PDF file)Print seating chart
13Lesson Planner: (Be sure to set this up BEFORE using your Gradebook) Click ‘Lesson Planner’ in toggle menuChoose Your Section or Class from thedrop-down menuChoose your Quarter Grade e.g., TermQ1 or Term Q2Choose weighting preferences & curveSAVE!!!**See handout “ Lesson Plannerand Gradebook
14Lesson Planner: Click Lesson Planner Tab to refresh page NEVER use the BACK Internet Explorer button
15Lesson Planner: Choose ‘New Group’, ‘New Assignment’, or ‘New Activity’ to organize yourGradebookChoose ‘Lesson Plan Copier’ to copy all Groups(e.g., tests, quizzes) to all Sections or ClassesBEFORE assignments are made**See handout “ Lesson Plannerand Gradebook
16Grading by Task: (Interims, Indicators, Kindergarten & Related Arts)
17Grade by Student: (Interims, Indicators, Kindergarten & Related Arts)
18Roster: (View all student information) NameStudent #Birth DatePhone NumberAddressFlags (e.g., health concerns,Custodial Issues)Plus MUCH more!***Teacher’s can not change this info.
22Let’s look at Infinite Campus: https:// /campus/training2007.jsp
23Helpful HintsALWAYS log-off Campus when you are finished with your session.ALWAYS save your work. Be sure to save frequently.There is no paper manual for Campus. All help is online. PDF files can be printed for help as needed.Never use the back space or refresh buttons in Internet Explorer. Instead, use the tabs and buttons within Campus.Your Name is your homepage within CampusCampus will log you off after 60 minutes of inactivity. Your work will be lost if you have not saved.
24Myths about Campus Myth: Parents can see my grade book this year. Myth: I can use Campus to write Lesson Plans.Myth: All Campus work has to be done at school.The grade book will not be viewed by parents this year. More to come on this topic for next year!False, the lesson planner is a grade book set-up.False, Infinite Campus can be accessed ANYWHERE you have Internet access.
25Frequently Asked Questions Q. What am I required to do this year?A. Teachers will be taking attendance on the computer in their room using Infinite Campus from day 1; you will be using Infinite Campus for your grade book, interims and report cards.Q. Are we using Infinite Campus for behavioral referrals?A. Yes. Secondary teachers should use Infinite Campus to write referrals for students in their classes. Teachers will still need to use previously used paper copies of referrals to report behavior of students not in their classes.Q. What information will parents be able to access this year?A. The “Parent Portal” will be open for parents to access their child’s interim, quarterly report card and attendance.Q. Who do I contact if my student information (class, section, address, etc.) is incorrect?A. The building secretaries are the first line of defense in cleaning up the data. Teachers do not have access to change student data. If the secretary is unable to help, you can contact several people in IT:Linda PaolucciJanice OrlandoButch Woodburn
26Q. Are building staff members printing report cards for mailing to parents or for student permanent records?A. No. Parents will access their child’s report card and interim on the parent portal from home or work. The district will mail report cards only to those parents who have not accessed them on the internet. Student permanent records will be kept in digital form.Q. Are the elementary teachers using Infinite Campus for their lunch counts?A. Yes. You can do lunch count in your grade book area, then the office will print a report for food service.Q. Right now we only have 2007 – 08 data. Will the previous year’s data be available next year?A. Yes. Infinite Campus will store all of our data from 2007 on.Q. Who do we contact if our sections are not built?A. The elementary secretaries are working on building the sections. If yours is not done, talk to your secretary first, then you can call Linda Paolucci or Jan Orlando.
27Q. Who can make changes to the report card? A. Once you post and save your grades, they are done. Secretaries and/or the IT department can make changes after this point – much the same as in the past.Q. Are interims going to be necessary next year when the grade books are open?A. We will meet with a committee of teachers to determine what interims should look like in the future. This year’s interim is very similar to the one used previously.Q. Do we print hard copies of interims/report cards?A. No. Parents will access their child’s interim and report card on the parent portal via the web. The district will mail report cards to those parents who do not access them at home or work.Q. Will we print a copy of the report card for the permanent record?A. Not for quarterly report cards. A decision will be made regarding hard copies of report cards for the end of the year. This may be the time to go to a digital format for report cards given the security of Infinite Campus.Q. How do people that need access to students that aren’t in their class (ie. special education, intervention teams, etc.) get student information?A. The Student Services Department will examine the permissions granted to these teachers.
28Q. How do I login to the training data? A. Our training URL is:Q. Will the building substitutes have access to Infinite Campus?A. Only if they are a replacement for a single teacher and will be entering grades for that teacher. If they will be replacing teachers throughout the building/district, the courses being taught by that teacher will have to have the teacher name changed to the sub’s name to have access.Q. Can we put period times into Infinite Campus?A. The times are already attached in the calendar tab.Q. Should psychologists and special education teachers attend the training sessions on Friday and Monday (August 24 &25)?A. Yes, even though the training is more geared toward classroom teachers (attendance, grade books, etc), it should be helpful to begin to see how Campus navigates. There will be sessions held early in the year for these teachers related to their specific job requirements.