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ADOBE

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They are providing students with free software for use at home.

Enabling student access to Creative Cloud during COVID-19 campus closures

PetaPixel: Adobe Offers Students Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps Amid Coronavirus Closures

 

CERTIPORT

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Certiport has released a 90 day emergency e-learning campaign that will allow you to get web-based curriculum that will work for Microsoft Office, Adobe, Autodesk, QuickBooks, and other titles. 

View Certiport's List of Learning Products and Practice Tests

Certiport Support: 888-999-9830 ext. 1

 

EDLIO

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For 19 years, Edlio has been providing K–12 educators easy, effective technology to connect their communities. Edlio Websites make managing a beautiful online presence easy while also offering direct messaging. Edlio Pay collects and manages online payments and donations with robust financial reporting.

And Edlio Engage simplifies true family engagement with two-way interaction between school and home. It’s a private social network for your school or your entire district. Teachers own their class(es) and the parents and students assigned to them. Parents gain access to their kid(s)' teacher(s). And school and district administrators get the transparency to see activities across the entire network. Edlio is offering Engage to Region 20 schools and districts free of charge for 4 months, with no commitment to purchase. It is our hope that Engage can help communities stay connected and help facilitate remote learning.

Note: This offer is not restricted to existing Edlio clients, however, if you are already an Edlio client, please reach out to sara@edlio.com. If you are not an existing client, please contact matt@edlio.com.

 

 

GMETRIX

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GMetrix is working to provide multiple response practice exams for MOS and Adobe (ACA) which will function via the internet at www.gmetrix.net.  Unlike the practice exams we are using today, these tests will not include task-based elements, but will still work to evaluate comprehension.

GMetrix Support Team: 801-323-5800

 

GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION

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IT Recommendations on how to implement google for education at your district.

 

MICROSOFT

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They are providing students with free software for use at home.

Office 365 Education

 

MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Microsoft Teams – Remote Learning

 

NUTANIX

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Nutanix Frame allows you to keep your students, faculty and staff connected with secure, responsive access to applications, desktops and data – from any device, any location at any scale.  Deploy in just hours and only pay for what you use.

What can Nutanix Frame do for ESC20’s Districts?

  • Deliver the same applications hosted in onsite labs to any browser. For example, with Frame you can deliver graphical intensive applications such as Photoshop, or a full Windows desktop to any browser running on any device, including Chromebooks and iPads
  • Quickly setup a full desktop experience or access to specific applications for faculty and staff that need to work from home.
  • Deliver Windows and Office applications to Chromebooks.
  • Use any cloud provider: AWS, GCP, Azure or deploy on-prem

Please contact:

Kris Ditmore
kditmore@nutanix.com
512-565-1258
Chelsea Cunningham
chelsea.cunningham@nutanix.com
408-807-2195

 

SECURLY

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Securly is offering a 1:1 Cloud Bundle FREE until the end of the school year with delayed invoicing until 09/01/20. 

For more information check out their website or submit your contact information so that we can send it over to our Securly account manager.

 

ZOOM

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How to use Zoom for Online Learning

Zoom: Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zoom Blog, April 8, 2020
Update on Zoom’s 90-Day Plan to Bolster Key Privacy and Security Initiatives

Zoom Blog, April 8, 2020
Zoom Product Updates: New Security Toolbar Icon for Hosts, Meeting ID No Longer Displayed

Warning IconNew Threat—Zoombombing 

With the increase of schools now using Zoom and other video conferencing applications and websites, not only for staff but for students, we have seen an increase in internet trolls invading public Zoom or other meeting calls (where the invitations are open) and using screen sharing features to takeover a presentation and share graphic content to all participants.

See New York Times article for reference

To mitigate against these attacks, for those hosting large or public group meetings, we strongly encourage hosts to change settings so that only the host can share the screen. For private and small group meetings, be sure password protections are enabled by default and that these are kept on to prevent uninvited users from joining.