CCSD - Clark County School District
2020-21

Access to

Technology

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

CCSD is working to ensure all students and families expressing a need for devices are provided with appropriate resources, including internet access, as we prepare for future one-to-one technology access for all.


Device Distribution

Schools will communicate directly with their families to assess technology needs and arrange for distribution of Chromebooks or other devices for those students without one during the week of August 3, 2020.

Pre-K students and students in Life Skills (LIF), Functional Life Skills (FLS), and Autism self-contained programs will be issued iPads for distance education.

Parents and students must sign and return the Mobile Device Agreement before the device can be issued to the student.

Alternate plans will be determined for students without connectivity.


Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)

Canvas Learning Management is the main system that will be used for communication and instruction. Canvas is the online classroom available for any CCSD courses.

To learn how to access Canvas, click here:
Parents
Students

Note: Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for the best experience when using Canvas LMS.


Connecting Kids Nevada campaign

The Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force – in coordination with community partners – has launched a statewide initiative to connect our students with internet service and devices.

The Connecting Kids Nevada campaign encourages parents to participate in the Clark County School District technology needs survey: AARSI Survey.

The initiative’s website, Connecting Kids, contains important information and will be updated on an ongoing basis.

The District will subsidize in-home Internet connections for families without in-home internet connectivity who meet certain eligibility requirements through the 2020-2021 school year. The District subsidy will cover 100% of the family’s costs of the in-home internet service during the school year. A variety of connection options are available; the FSC will help determine the appropriate options to meet the needs of the families requesting service.


Tips to Improve Your Internet Experience

Click here to view Cox’s tips for best practices when learning at home through the internet.


Canvas Mobile App

Instructure has produced a Canvas app available for iOS or Android. The Canvas app allows the viewing of courses, content, and assignments. It will also allow you to complete some of your assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Search for “Instructure” in the app store to find the app available for your device.


Internet Access

In collaboration with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and local businesses, CCSD has established Wi-Fi Partners and created a Free Wi-Fi Directory for students. This online directory provides a list and interactive map of free Wi-Fi hotspots available for student use, sponsored by organizations and businesses in the Greater Las Vegas area. View a list of Wi-Fi partners.

CCSD school buses equipped with Wi-Fi hot spots may also be deployed around the county as needed, once classes resume on August 24.


GoGuardian

To help ensure the safety and security of our students, CCSD has implemented a content filtering application called GoGuardian, that will block students from accessing dangerous or inappropriate websites when they are logged into a Chromebook or Chrome browser on Windows or Mac OS computers.

The GoGuardian filter is deployed to the students' nv.ccsd.net user accounts. It will be applied whenever a student logs in to Chrome OS or the Chrome browser with his or her nv.ccsd.net account, regardless of whether the device was issued by CCSD. GoGuardian will NOT filter content or impact the browsing experience of non-CCSD accounts (private Gmail accounts, etc.).

Through the use of this tool, we hope to:

  • Encourage safer practices and responsible browsing habits.
  • Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material.
  • Help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online.
  • Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments.
  • Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Account Access

Students will receive access to the District’s network resources unless a parent/guardian explicitly indicates the student should not have access to the District network resources.

Students are not eligible to receive access to systems or a device if a parent/guardian selects “No” during the Online Registration (OLR) process when prompted for agreement with Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), or if they have filled out a CCF-588 form indicating they do not give permission for their student to access District network resources.

Parents/guardians can view their Online Registration (OLR) selection for the Acceptable Use Policy by logging in to Parent Portal at campus portal.ccsd.net, clicking More, then Online Registration PARENTS ONLY. The selection can be viewed in the Application Summary PDF of OLR. If a parent/guardian wants to change their selection for the AUP, they can reach out to their child’s school to fill out a CCF-588 Annual Release and Network Access Form.


Student Password Reset

Student passwords will not expire in August 2020. If needed, students may utilize the self-service password reset tool on myaccount.ccsd.net. Additional validation questions have been implemented to increase security. Additional student resources are available at stutech.ccsd.net.


Student Usernames and Email Addresses

Parents/guardians are now able to access their child’s username and CCSD email address by logging into the IC Campus Portal, campus portal.ccsd.net,clicking MORE, then CCSD Standard Accounts.