Tech Tip Tuesday: Mark Complete to Finalize Forms in Frontline

This is a repost

I’ve been asked for a reminder about what to do once a form has been pre-approved in Frontline. Regardless of what form you submitted (Field Trip, Professional Leave, PLC, Quarterly Assessment, SGO, etc) once your prior approvals are complete, the form will make its way back to you, before it can be final approved and award credit. The reason for this is so you can upload and attach any necessary documentation, certificates, etc. Here is what you will need to do:

  1. Click on the LearningPlan tab at the top right of the screen in Frontline.
  2. Locate the form you submitted.
  3. Click on the blue MANAGE button directly to the left of the form.
  4. In the window that opens, click on MARK COMPLETE
  5. The form will open. Note: This is when you will attach any documents you need to. If this is for SGO/Quarterly then you can skip attaching anything.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and click SUBMIT.

That’s it! The form will make its way over to me for approval and you will be awarded credit (if applicable) shortly after.

Quick Tip: To attach files to a form, first you need to click on your FILE LIBRARY. From there click UPLOAD, and find and open the file from your hard drive. It will save it in here. When you go to mark a form complete, there is a “files” section that will list all files in your file library. Check off the box next to the forms you want to attach and then proceed to submit.

Hope this helps!

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Jamboard Revision History

One of the things many of you asked when we initially pushed the use of the Jamboard app was if there was a way to track who edited a Jamboard. Now, Google has added this feature to Jamboard!

This is the same behavior you’re familiar with from other Google Workspace products, like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Version history makes it easy to see changes to a Jam and who made them. This is particularly useful in allowing teachers to view and track student changes to Jam files. Additionally, you can name different versions of your Jam files, so you can quickly revert to them when needed. 

Just like the other Google Apps, simply click the more options button (3 dots in upper right corner) , then click See History. Then you can click and revert to any previous change made.

Hope this helps!

Tech Tip Tuesday: Manually Update Chrome Extensions

Every now and then, your Chrome extensions will need to be updated. For the most part, it should happen naturally. But sometimes, you just need to do it yourself if you want it to roll out faster. No matter which extensions you use (extensions are those little app logos to the right of your URL bar), this can be Screencastify, bitmoji, polleverywhere, google keep, etc, this is how you can update them.

How to Manually Update Your Chrome Extensions

  1. Open up your Chrome settings menu (the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your browser) or paste chrome://extensions into your address bar
  2. Scroll down to More Tools -> Extensions
  3. Enable Developer Mode in the top right
  4. Once you do that, click the Update button that appears

This may take a bit, but once it is set you will see a popup message at the bottom say update complete. I always recommend closing your browser and opening it up new. This will help extensions or other updates fully take effect. After that, if there is an extension that updated or that you know had an update, click on it to see the change!

Hope this helps!