“My Cannon” Teacher WorkbookPrepared by the Office of Development
Cannon’s Internet and Intranet Sites1. Internet, a.k.a. “front-end site”: CannonSchool.orgprovides information about the School to the public,prospective families, and the media.2. Intranet, a.k.a. “back-end site”: The passwordprotected“My Cannon” portal web site keepsstudents, parents, and teachers up to date on classroomnews, homework assignments, and grades. This iswhere you will create, manage, and maintain yourcourse web pages. (Grades are posted to Edline.)
Finding Your Course Web PagesAccess your individualcourse web pages byclicking “My Groups” in theleft-hand navigation andthen selecting yourindividual course page/s.Coaches can access teampages by clicking “MyGroups” and then selectingindividual team page/s.
What’s In Your Course PagesEach course page features different “content categories” of classroom and academicinformation, some of which you manage and some that are dynamically “prepopulated”with data supplied by administration:• Course Title (pre-populated)• Roster (pre-populated; administration maintains add/drop information)• Top Story (this section is merely the first news story that also features a photo)• News• Announcements• Assignments• Attachments• Links• Photos• Grading (grades are posted in Edline; students and parents will be redirected to Edlinefrom their “My Cannon” page to access this information)Several other sections are optional. Instructions for their use willbe provided at a later date.
Building Your Course PagesCreating and maintaining yourcourse web pages is easy usingour Podium contentmanagement software and mostof the steps you are about tolearn are those you will take toadd or update information inall of your page’s contentcategories.The next several pages detailhow to manage your course webpages – instructions are shownin each slide in large red text.See “Step 1” at right to beginyour training.
Adding a News Story
Adding an Announcement
Adding an Assignment, Step One
Adding an Assignment, Step Two
Adding an Attachment
Adding a Link
What You Are Expected to Do• Ask questions of your teacher-trainer (LS: Kathie Riley,MS: Leigh Northrup, US: Mark Kmidowski) if youneed additional help.• Prepare your course pages for the school year: addcourse information and materials.• Actively maintain your course pages with robust andtimely information throughout the school year so yourpages remain a constant source of information forstudents and parents.