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itslearning

 

1. What is itsLearning?

itslearning is the new learning system for Forsyth County Schools that will allow for a more personalized learning environment. Over time, itslearning will become a one-stop shop for students, parents and teachers. This platform is taking the place of the ANGEL LMS that we have used for the last several years.

2. What can I do as a parent?

In all courses, Parents can monitor content assigned to their children. Parents can find this content in each course Tree Link, also in the latest changes section for newly updated material, and possibly linked to a HW assignment if that assignment has been previously uploaded by the teacher. Parents can check the calendar or events section for HW assignments and upcoming events. Parents can find bulletins or reminders in individual courses. Parents can also find links to valuable resources that students may need throughout the year. This can include on-line text books and more. itsLearning also has a secure messaging system to communicate with their child’s teacher. If a parent visits their child’s dashboard, they can actually see all calendar items and events from all courses in one aggregated section. The same is true for the latest changes. J

3. How do I get there?

Go to https://forsyth.itslearning.com or visit your Piney Grove’s website and use the quick link to access itslearning. In the future Parents will login with their Parent Portal username and password. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit the PGMS front office to setup your account. Don’t forget to bring your picture ID. At this time, itslearning is awaiting updates that will make interaction in the system better for parents. So here at the Grove we are asking that you log into itslearning with your child’s username and password. Mr. Wiles and Mrs. Deuschle will be available in the Atrium on both Curriculum Nights to assist you in retrieving that information. Having this information is vital for helping your child succeed to the fullest.


4. Do I still need to go to ParentPortal?

Yes. Parents will still navigate to Parent Portal to view grades for their child. Over time, itslearning will be a one-stop shop for Parents. However, for the 2013-2014 school year parents will still go to Parent Portal to view student grades and attendance.


5. Where can I find more information?

Please visit http://vimeo.com/71456463 to watch a three minute video tour designed for parents. Mr. Wiles has created a itsLearning: What You Need to Know to Use it Effectively at The Grove...packet. This will inform you of the requirements that teachers have for using itsLearning and where to find them. August 26th is the day that all teachers are required to begin using itsLearning on a daily basis.

Mr. Wiles and Mrs. Deuschle will be providing six face to face itsLearning / Parent Portal trainings. We ask that you email or call to let them know the day that you are coming. This will help them plan for each training. The training does not take the fulltime. These are flex times. Please come get what you need and leave when you feel comfortable.

Jim Wiles jwiles@forsyth.k12.ga.us 678-965-5010 Ext.381588

Kristen Deuschle kdeuschle@forsyth.k12.ga.us 678-965-5010 Ext. 381582

itsLearning / Parent Portal Trainings

Wednesday, August 28th

4:30-6:00PM

Thursday, September 5th

5:30-7:00PM

Monday, September 9th

5:30-7:00PM

Tuesday, September 10th

5:30-7:00PM

Saturday, September 14th

9:00-11:00AM

Friday, September 20th

5:30-7:00PM

*Just have a quick question or none of these times or dates work for you? Please call Mr. Wiles and see if he can answer your question or set up a time to meet during school hours.*