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Glow Collaborative Review

We are about to embark on a review of the Glow services. We would like to learn more about how you are using Glow, for learning and teaching, collaboration and communication, both inside and outside of the classroom. The information you provide will help us shape Glow for the future and we will share our findings with all Glow Customers.

If you like to be involved in this review and would be happy for us to get in contact please complete the form available at the following link:

https://bitlylink.com/kStIu

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Glow Team

Glow Blogs Housekeeping Update

In December we let you know about a Glow Blogs housekeeping exercise we’re carrying out to free up some space and keep the service running well.

Work is progressing and we have now archived older Glow Blogs that haven’t been used for a number of years. Following this, around the end of April 2019 we will permanently delete these from the system to free up space and help improve overall performance.

If your Glow Blog is archived but you want to continue using it you have the opportunity to restore it back to the live environment. Simply email your Glow Key Contact before the end of April 2019 and they will raise a service call on your behalf. Otherwise there’s nothing you need to do.

Thanks for your help and happy blogging.

The Glow Team

Retiring Legacy URLs in Glow

Please be aware that the following legacy Glow URLs have now been retired.  Since the current version of Glow was implemented in 2014, these legacy URLs have been redirected to the current appropriate address.

If have any links or bookmarks stored that point to the legacy URLs, please change them to the current URLs listed in the table below:

Legacy Current
https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk https://glow.rmunify.com
https://secure.glowscotland.org.uk https://glow.rmunify.com
https://idp.glowscotland.org.uk https://connect.glowscotland.org.uk
https://publicwebsite1.glowscotland.org.uk https://connect.glowscotland.org.uk

 

Kind Regards,

Glow Service Management Team

Class Teams – Updates to School Data Sync – Important info for Teachers & Students

Class Teams are an excellent way for teachers and students to keep up to date and informed about classes without being restricted to the timetable slot. Available through the Microsoft Teams app on Glow, Class Teams are automatically created by student information from SEEMiS providing an online classroom available automatically. This allows teachers and pupils to share information relevant to the class which can be accessed anywhere and at any time on an internet connected device. Class teams can be used to post info on homework, class materials and keep the conversation going on the subject available for all to take part in.

Class Teams are automatically created for the academic year. Schools who have signed up to use Class teams will see the new classes added and they will include the year of the class i.e. SchoolIdentifier Stage Subject ClassID 17-18. The Teams are created based on the information held by SEEMiS ensuring it is correct and saving teachers time by removing the need to manually create individual classes and manage the membership.

For Teachers and Students already using Class Teams older teams, i.e. anything prior to the 2018/19 academic year, these will be deleted in September/October 2018. It is vital that you save any data from these classes elsewhere before this date if you wish to keep a copy.

Glow Annual Survey 2018

Each year the Glow team run a survey to collect feedback from users about Glow and digital technology more broadly. The survey results help to ensure our offering continues to evolve in line with the needs of the education system.

The survey is split into two sections, one section for school staff and the second aimed at learners. The survey results are completely anonymous and no personal data is captured.

The survey is now live and we encourage you to complete it. Please also share this with your colleagues and encourage them to do the same. The survey is open until the end of June.

School staff – please complete the survey via this link – https://tinyurl.com/y8gz7xzw

Learners – please complete the survey via this link – https://tinyurl.com/y9mu3ee7

Last year we had a high number of responses to the survey and this year we look to make that number even higher. Thank you for your feedback and for helping shape the future of Glow.