School ICT News Bulletin No. 288 - 12/06/2020
Published by ICT Solutions
- Free Advice, Guidance and Provisioning of digital education platform by ICT Solutions
1. Free Advice, Guidance and Provisioning of digital education platform by ICT Solutions
As you may have seen in the Government communications, they are recommending using either Google or Microsoft digital education platforms to support and deliver remote learning. Other suppliers may be marketing you to take advantage of Government funding to move to one of these platforms but we can provide this service free of charge if you register your interest before 30th June 2020.
What is a digital education platform?
It's a place where your pupils' learning experience at home can continue as close to normal as possible. The platforms are purpose-built for remote learning in a way that a school website isn't.
In short, if you set up on one of the platforms, you'll be able to:
Assign and assess work, providing feedback remotely
Communicate with staff, students and parents in real time, using written word, voice and video
Facilitate collaboration between groups of pupils and teachers
For either G-suite for Education or Microsoft 365 we can:
Set up your own tenant, ensuring security and compliance
Provision user accounts for staff and students
Migrate your existing emails across to your new platform/tenancy
Set up Microsoft teams or Google Classroom for all classes or as per your requirements
Enable Microsoft Teams video or Google Meet video calling and live meets
Provision online secure shared files areas
Provide online training and webinars – 1 hour free training will be included in your set up package.
To help you establish which platform is right for you, a comparison guide is now available - https://covid19.thekeysupport.com/covid-19/deliver-remote-learning/make-tech-work-you/feature-comparison-g-suite-education-and-office-365-education/?marker=content-body
To register your interest in setting up your own tenancy please complete this form and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your requirements.
We are working directly with both Microsoft and Google Education teams for remote support best practice.