Friday, May 24, 2019

Introducing... ClassLink!

ClassLink is our new Single Sign-On (SSO) solution for all CHPS staff and students! Read to find out how ClassLink will help you with your daily computer use and get into programs that you frequently use. 

Based in Florida, ClassLink is an educational technology company that has been in business for over 20 years.  The Office of Technology and Learning felt strongly that using a well-established company who values teachers and students was the best decision for our school division. In fact, their chief academic officer is a former superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Florida. His trust in ClassLink translated to working for a company that helped his district excel. 

Julie Bowles, Student Data Administrator; Mike Zaweski, Systems Administrator; and Piotr Kaminski, Systems Administrator have been working hard to populate ClassLink with apps (websites and web tools) that our district subscribes to. 

You will see 2 different types of apps in ClassLink:
  1. A Bookmark
  2. Single Sign-On
A bookmark functions just like a bookmark that you have created in a web browser. It is simply a quick link to a website that you use frequently. 

A single sign-on app links to a website that asks for a username and password. ClassLink is able to remember your username and password for specific sites. In some cases, our technology administrators have created the single sign-on setup so that you do not even have to enter a user name and password for a particular site. 

CHPS ClassLink Dashboard

Currently, all staff members have the ability to start customizing and using ClassLink!  All you have to do is go to 

or find the link in "My School Bookmarks."

To view incredibly helpful how-to videos created by Mike Zaweski, please go to the district web page he has created for our school system.  Also, we will be holding training sessions during the summer and during the pre-school work week to get you going!

There will be more video resources coming soon!

As always, please contact Erin Ford and Debbie Walwer if you need any help!

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