Over the next few weeks, Leander ISD will be introducing a variety of new services to expand opportunities for distance learning. These services will include features like managed video conferencing and other collaborative tools that have not been broadly available to LISD students before now. During this transition, Leander ISD will continuously monitor and optimize the features of these services to provide the best possible experience for students and families. While our goal is to create the smoothest possible transition from traditional learning, it is important to recognize that, just like any use of technology by children, some degree of parental supervision may be required. With that in mind, we are committed to minimizing burdens on families by providing practical guidance and suggestions for use of these new services. We are confident they will allow our staff and students to innovate and grow during this time of change.
Keeping in mind that our students may not all have the same access, we wanted to provide a few updates to Google Hangouts Meet and Zoom that will help with teacher/student communication.
- Google Hangouts Meet has been opened to include all students. Students may participate in a meeting but will not be able to start meetings. We recommended that the teacher invite the students by notifying the parent of the upcoming video conference. The student account should sign into their Chrome browser.