The subscription service of live webinars on Canvas topics offered this summer – Canvas Training –  has been extended through this school year!

The training is live webinars with question and answer is staffed by Canvas experts who can help gain a deeper understanding of Canvas. This subscription now runs now to June 30th. This will continue as a link under the Help menu in Canvas.

If you want to sign up now, please follow the directions below:

  • Visit the Training Account Creation. page and sign up for an account using your district email
  • After creating your account, log into the Training Portal.using your newly created credentials
    • For faster access, click ?/Help on the far left ribbon and select Canvas Training.
  • You should now see a calendar of available training sessions which you can sign up for at any time
  • Our Getting Started in Subscription Training Guide. (below) explains our different training series, as well as the recommended training curriculum for a variety of roles (admin, K12 instructor, support etc.)
  • To explore the full listing of our training offerings and download training agendas, please see our Offerings Space

Learn about Canvas Training:

BLaST (Blended Learning Support Teams) leaders have been designated by the Principals and added to the 18-19 BLaST course. We are currently collecting BLaST member names from leaders and Principals. These team members will be added to the BLaST course.

This year, training is offered to any BLaST members to attend, please coordinate with your BLaST teammates. While seats may be limited, we are willing to provide substitute forms for any BLaST members in attendance at our district-level trainings. Whole group BLaST meeting will not be the man way information is shared. Communication on training will still go through the BLaST Leader, but watch the BLaST course and this web page for training dates.

This year, eLearning will make a concerted effort to work one-on-one with each BLaST leader. BLaST leaders have unique expertise on their school and eLearning hopes to guide them in navigating the early days of the school year to set the school up for success. This means that each team can get individualized support and enjoy individualized accountability for the goals which they set.

One thing eLearning has already worked on with your BLaST leader and Principal on is the minimum Canvas expectations for your school. Reach out to your BLaST leader for information on the starting point for a Canvas course in your school.

The eLearning group was honored to meet our newest employees on the second day of New Employee Orientation 2018-2019 at the Academy of Discoveries.
Teachers in elementary were able to spend more time exploring than 6-12 teachers, but all teachers were exposed to the important components of educational technology in our district.

This is the presentation delivery by eLearning:

LaunchPoint v 3.0 is now available to students and staff.

Use our HallCo credentials at to log into this upgraded experience.

LaunchPoint includes district-level and school-level applications on delivery in the My Apps section. The end user can also add application tiles and opt to have their passwords saved for them within LaunchPoint. Users can configure apps into folders, change the sizes and shapes of apps, and enjoys some choices for their background.

While we strive for true Single Sign-On (SSO) where the end user clicks it and then is immediately logged in, there exist a variety of experiences right now. Applications like Canvas provide true SSO, an application such as Nearpod offer a simpler sign-on, with the intermediate step of logging in via Google with HallCo credentials, and finally adding your own apps may require you to store your credentials in the ClassLink Browser Extension.

The My Files section offers both teachers and students the opportunity to access documents from a variety of cloud storages: Dropbox, Google, Office365.

LaunchPoint was reviewed at the New Employee Orientation and Blended Learning Support Team (BLaST) leaders will be trained August 2, 2018, at the Instructional Support Center.


Gizmos are science and math simulations for middle and high school.

Hall County teachers and students will both need to sign in to LaunchPoint first and then click the Gizmos tile.


Teachers will then need to create a class prior to students creating their accounts.  The process for both teachers and students are outlined in the two attached pdf documents and can be followed after signing in to LaunchPoint.  Please use the following guidelines when completing the username and password portion of these steps:

Teachers – username –

Teachers – password – Hall Co password

Students – username – Student ID# (XXXXXX)

Students – password – Hall Co password

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