Welcome back to the start of the new term. Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing the resources available on Glow Connect and beyond to help you get the most out of Glow for online learning and teaching.
There will be regular posts on our @GlowScot Twitter account so keep an eye out for these. These will include quite start guides and refreshers on how to get started to help users get the best out of Glow.
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:
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.
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:
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.