October 1st and 2nd offered training to

Media Specialists & Canvas Early Adopters

Our training included select external tools which are district subscriptions available through Canvas. SoftChalk, Atomic Learning, Turn It In (High School), and Voice Thread were specifically addressed by eLearning.

Our trainer encouraged us to provide feedback on this and other apps and integrations via the EduAppCenter.com.

It does not matter how you choose to log in. The review process is important in itself.

If you are reviewing an app which relates to a Hall County implementation (subscription) you may want to mention in the review something to the effect of “as experienced by/within Hall County” so other HallCo users recognize your feedback.

After our Canvas trainer watched the in-person tutorial provided by Greg Odell at our October 1, 2014 training he provided feedback for the VoiceThread app. Feedback like this has the potential to guide future outside vendor’s integrations into Canvas. So if you see an app or an integration you like, or could be improved this is a way to speak up!

Thank you to those who participated in this training. If you have questions on using these integrations in your Canvas courses you should have representatives at your school you can help you get started, or review the below documents.

Atomic Learning in Canvas |

Using SoftChalk in Canvas






The following hardware is recommended to have on-site prior to purchasing and attempting to manage Apple iOS Device:

  • Powered 2.0+ USB Hub (for managing only – hub will only charge iPod Touch, not iPad) – an example of a compatible 10-port powered USB hub is linked below:
  • More powerful hub for managing (syncing/charging) iPads – an example here.
  • Optional – Syncing/charging tray or cart.  Several options are currently being tested.  We will post our recommendations once testing is complete.

Please use the following procedures when your school is in need of support with Apple/Mac hardware (MacBooks, iPads, iPods, etc.):

  1. School is to enter a technology work-order for support on Apple/Mac hardware just as would be done for non-Apple hardware.
  2. Technology Support Technician (TST) will respond to school and assess situation.
  3. TST will resolve the issue if it is within their scope.
  4. If the problem is beyond the scope of a TST, issue will need to be handled by returning item(s) to Apple or possibly The Apple Store for service.
  5. Returns and service with Apple is to be handled  by the local having the issue.


Please use the following procedures when your school would like to purchase Apple iPod Touch or iPads:

1.  Request a quote via email from Elisa Lorentz (elisa.lorentz@hallco.org).  Please be as specific as possible with the quote request including the following:

  • Model (iPad – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB; iPod Touch – 8GB, 32GB, 64GB)
  • Quantity
  • Protective covers (Technology can make a recommendation upon request.)
  • Engraving information (Example: “Property of Hall County Schools”)