Welcome to a new school year!

Dear Teachers, 

A new school year is a chance for a fresh start and a good time set some goals and focus on the things that are the most important. 

My top goal and number one priority is to make your life easier. I want this blog to be a place where I can write directly to you, teachers – to tell you what’s new with Campus and help you use Campus more efficiently. This is a direct line from Infinite Campus to teachers. 

That said, if you don’t see what you need, utilize the Contact tab and ask.  

I also try to help your visits to Teachers On Campus be quick. I label most posts about Campus either Campus Instruction or Campus Learning so you can tell right way if the information is pertinent to you. I also include the version so you can figure out whether or not your district has taken the update so you know if you should be able to see the changes. 

At Campus, we’ve also launched campuslearning.com for teachers. Campuslearning.com will also continue to grow and expand in what it offers teachers. I posted an introduction and will announce any updates on this blog. 

I also want to regularly take time to celebrate the things you are doing every day. I’ve had the opportunity to write a few School Spotlights and Teacher Spotlights and want to continue to recognize great things. If there is something or someone worth putting in the spotlight at your school, please send me a message through the Contact tab, or click on the Submit a Story or Nominate a Colleague buttons on this site to let me know!  

Sincerely, 

Cathy 

Google Classroom + Infinite Campus

In June, Infinite Campus became a Google for Education partner. Teachers with Campus Learning who use Google Classroom will be able to have the systems talk to each other. That means no more inputting grades twice! You’ll save time and have fewer chances for error.  Continue reading “Google Classroom + Infinite Campus”

All about Campus – Just for Teachers

I am so excited to tell you about what’s happening with campuslearning.com! Not only is it already a place for teachers to get all kinds of important information, but it is just gonna keep getting better.  Continue reading “All about Campus – Just for Teachers”

ISTE Report + Free Resources

Last week I was at ISTE! It was my first time there and it was definitely an experience. It was, among other things: overwhelming, inspirational, exhausting, illuminating, and fun. My favorite part was talking to teachers – whether it was at the Infinite Campus booth, during listen and learn sessions, at the poster sessions, or just sitting down to have a cup of coffee.  Continue reading “ISTE Report + Free Resources”

Teachers ‘test drive’ New Look of Campus tools

Campus Instruction Feature 1925Some teachers have already been using and providing feedback on a new look for Campus where all of your tools from Campus Instruction and Campus Tools are available in one place. No more clicking back and forth between! It’s part of a whole new look and feel that is coming to Infinite Campus. We are looking for more teachers to try it out and let us know what you think while it is still in development. It’s safe to do – if you turn it on and don’t like it, you can turn it off and try it again after more changes have been made.  Continue reading “Teachers ‘test drive’ New Look of Campus tools”

We hear you! Control Center evolves with ideas from teachers

We’re releasing a slew of enhancements to the Campus Instruction Feature 1925Control Center with the 1925 release, available later this month. (Not sure what version of Campus you are on? Click here to find out how to tell. And remember, not every district takes an update at the same time. Talk to your district’s Campus admin to find out when you will see these changes.) If you’re a teacher, this is the first screen you see after you login to Campus. The thing I’m most excited about is all of the things we made better were asked for by you and your colleagues!  Continue reading “We hear you! Control Center evolves with ideas from teachers”

School Spotlight: Avalon is teacher-powered

This is the fourth and final part in a series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post, here to read about student projects, and here to read about Avalon’s schedule.)

A teacher-powered school is one that is run by the teachers.  At Avalon School, there are no administrators. One teacher has administrative credentials, though they aren’t required to have anyone with an administrative license at a charter school. Instead, several teachers take some time during the day to fulfill the administrative duties. All decisions, however, are made collectively by the staff.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: Avalon is teacher-powered”

Introducing Katie!

Guest blogger Katie Pimlott makes Campus easier to understand

Greetings teachers! My name is Katie and I’m the technical writer for the Teaching & Learning team – the area of Infinite Campus that builds tools for teachers, parents, and students. I write the stuff that Cathy often links to that gives more detail of what her post is talking about.   Continue reading “Introducing Katie!”

School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon

This is the third in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post and here to read about student projects.) During my visit, the nontraditional schedule stood out as one aspect that was instrumental in making everything work.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon”

I’m going to ISTE – are you?

This will be my first time attending the ISTE Conference, held this year June 23-26 in Philadelphia. I’m excited to meet and talk to teachers and learn about some of the great things happening in classrooms around the country. In fact, I’m so excited about meeting you that I’m going to give out free gifts to the first 100 Teachers On Campus subscribers who visit the Infinite Campus booth. Just make sure you subscribe by June 15 so I can have your gift ready for you!  Continue reading “I’m going to ISTE – are you?”