Resources for Departing Teachers
As you get ready to depart ISB, there is a good chance that there are digital resources that you would like to take with you. This page will guide you through the four following situations:
- Downloading Files from Office 365 Groups and from OneDrive
- Copying Sections from OneNote
- Exporting Some (or All) of Your Email
- Exporting Your Blog
Before you get started, you may want to consider creating a new email account at Outlook.com. This will be absolutely necessary if you want to copy sections from OneNote, and could make exporting some of your email easier. It’s a pretty straightforward process and should only take a few minutes at most.
Downloading Files from Office 365 Groups and from OneDrive
Most teachers will have stored their curricular material in an Office Group. You may also have stored some other files in your OneDrive. When your account is deleted 90 days after you leave, anything that is in your OneDrive will also be deleted. Documents that you have created in your Groups, however, will remain.
To download files in bulk from either your Groups or from OneDrive, follow the steps below. It works best if you use Stuffit Expander to open the .zip file at the end.
Copying Sections from OneNote
Many teachers, especially in the MS and HS, have made good use of OneNote in their classes. If you would like to take copies of your OneNote notebooks, you will need to ensure you have another Microsoft account (either from your new school or by using Outlook.com). You will also need to go through the process one section at a time so be prepared for this to take a bit of time!
Exporting Some (or All) of Your Email
There are three methods of taking some/all of your email with you detailed below:
- forward the emails you want to your personal address
- quickly copy some over to your new outlook.com account
- create an email archive to be opened using Outlook (desktop) in the future
Exporting Your WordPress Blog
Lots of schools around the world are using WordPress as their blogging platform. This means you may have some content on your blog that can be used in your new school. Even if they don’t use WordPress, the work that you have done on your blog could be a great representation of the learning that took place in your class here at ISB and you may want to preserve that as part of your professional portfolio. If you don’t have access to a blog at your new school, you can always create one for free at WordPress.com.
Seesaw does not provide an easy way to “take” activities with you.
If you have created Seesaw activities that you would like to have access to at your new school, you can copy the link to the activity in a document or spreadsheet. Once you log in with your new account, you can use those links to open up the activity and save it into your new Activity Library:
Currently, DX allows teachers to export units as HTML. This will download a ZIP file with all attached/uploaded resources (documents, videos, etc) included. It will also include all of the content/text for each page. This should make it easy recreate your unit regardless of the LMS that your next school is using. Note that this will not download any embedded content; make sure you have these links accessible elsewhere.
As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to find your friendly Ed Tech Facilitator or TA!