Thursday, December 7, 2023

What to do when Aspen will NOT connect

When Aspen will not load on your computer, there are a couple of things that you can do.  

Use a different browser

The quickest is to open Microsoft Edge (or another browser) and log into Aspen in that browser.  This will allow you to quickly get working again.  I suggest this method if you are in class and need to take attendance quickly.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Google is mandating that all sites be approved before users login in using the convenient SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE feature. This is to become more inline with industry student data privacy regulations, and increase staff and student security. Winchester has agreements with the vendors listed on our Approved Tech Tools to protect our privacy and security. 

Beginning October 20, students and staff will be unable to sign into any website that is not on the Approved Tech Tools list using the SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE method. 

You may see a message similar to either of the following if you try to access websites or resources that have either already been blocked by us, or require approval. This means you and your students will need to either remember your username and password, or request approval using this link which is also on the HUB

Friday, June 9, 2023

Seeing Summer Workshops in Vector Solutions / Teachpoint

 As I am sure you are aware, Summer Professional Development Workshops are available in Vector Solutions (Teachpoint).  However, were you aware that your settings in Vector Solution may be causing these workshops to not show up on your viewable list?

When looking at the Available Events in the Vector Solutions PD section, you can choose what events you will see.  The default is for the Current Year.  As you can see in the list below, there are options for PD that fall in the current school year.  Anything after July 1st would be considered the next school year.


By changing the dropdown from Current Year to Upcoming, you will see all events that are happening in the future.

Another option is to change the dropdown from Current Year to Next Year, and as you will see those options are slightly different, too.

Though changing the dates visible works throughout the year, it is important to use this setting as we close in on the end of the year so that you will see all options that are available.