Apple Screen Time can be turned on a student iPad to receive information on what apps and websites are being accessed and how much time is spent there. How often the iPad is picked up and how much time is spent on the device. To set up Screen Time, go to Settings> Screen Time and follow the prompts. Screen Time can be turned on without setting any limits or restrictions.
With Screen Time set up, the information can be viewed in Settings > Screen Time > See All Activity. Summaries of the current day and past week are available.
Restrictions are also available in Screen Time. Parents can set allowances and limits for certain apps and websites. If parents want to place restrictions on the device, it is important to ensure that students can still access the apps and sites they need to do their school work, especially in this time of distance learning. For example, YouTube is essential in most classrooms during this time. Student iPads already include filtering through Securly to block inappropriate content and utilize Safe Search and YouTube Restricted Mode.
Google Apps: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Classroom, YouTube, Gmail (Student email)
Each of the apps is downloaded and logged into separately on an iPad or tablet device. When logging into these apps you will need to use your full Collab email, studentID@apps.district196.org, and your password to login.
Perform speed tests at different locations throughout the home to find where your Wi-Fi performs best
It’s important to understand that a Zoom call is affected by both upload and download speeds. Go to https://tinyurl.com/196ZoomSpeeds to learn more about what speeds are recommended depending on the type of Zoom call.
Be aware of siblings Zooming at the same time
Avoid High-Definition (HD) video if possible
If having issues, try switching from Gallery View to Active Speaker view in Zoom meetings
If still problematic, turn off video feed for Zoom meetings (be sure to inform teacher why)
Troubleshooting steps for viewing YouTube videos in Schoology:
“This video is restricted. Try signing in with a G Suite account” message
Sign into YouTube when in the Schoology App
First time a student accesses a YouTube video linked in the Schoology app on an iPad they will need to sign into YouTube. HERE is how students can sign into YouTube once they click on a linked YouTube video. After they’ve done this once they will be able to access the embedded and linked videos.
If you are unable to view YouTube videos outside of Schoology either in a browser or the YouTube app, there may be a restriction set in Screen Time that blocks certain video links. You can check to see if Screen Time is turned on by going to Settings>Screen Time on your iPad. If a Screen Time passcode has been set, email the TECH HELP FORM and we will help you resolve the situation.
If you need assistance with apps, login or iPad issues, please fill out the TECH HELP FORM and BHMS Technology staff will contact you to help you resolve the problem. We are here for you! Let us know how we can help.