• Innovative Technology Services (ITS)

    ITS
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Dr. Matt Kuhn
    Chief Technology Officer - Innovative Technology Services
     
    ITS Personnel
     
    Vision:

    Empowering the TSD community to grow into the future with innovative technology today.

    Mission:

    The ITS division's mission is to provide, support, and coordinate the best possible technology for productivity, learning, and school improvement.

    Services:

    ITS is responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting technology across the district including student devices, staff computers, instructional applications, business software, classroom projection systems, telecommunications, network infrastructure and more. The department also assists the Learning Services Department with improving instructional technology pedagogy in coordination with each school's leadership. 

    Technical Support:

    The ITS Help Desk is a Web-based service request system for staff members of the Thompson School District to enter and track their service requests for technology or software support. For technical support, call (970) 613-7777 or submit an ITS Help Desk Ticket.

Latest Tech News

  • TSD Technology Community Forum

    We hope you were able to join us for this presentation and Q&A session on September 24th. But if you were not able to view it live, you can find a video recording of it here.

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  • What is Digital Restriction?

    If, after following positive behavior protocols, family/school collaboration, and site discipline guidance, a student continues to display undesired behaviors to the extent that the teacher is unable to facilitate class instruction, a site administrator may contact ITS to request  “digital restrictions” (duration of time and level of restrictions will vary based on situation, student, and request of site administrator). If a student is in digital restriction, the following will be restricted:

    Minor Digital Restriction

    • Can’t set student device background, set to caution sign
    • Can’t change profile image, set to caution sign
    • Email only allowed to/from staff
    • Websites restricted to only required/allowed for educational purposes. ( all sites blocked except some of what we allow- some educational sites/apps)
    • Complete blockage of Social Media, YouTube, Netflix, Games, etc.
    • No Google Chat

     

    Major Digital Restriction

    • All of the above restrictions
    • No access to Google Meet video conferencing

     

    Teachers can further moderate chat in Meets (when allowed), and Google Classroom.

     

    Digital Suspension is the complete disabling of all student account functions including the ability to log in to any student device or any digital accounts issued to the student such as the Google account. This should be used very sparingly for only the most egregious and time sensitive situations

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  • Google Classroom Help Community

    Teachers, if you need help with anything in Google Classroom, you can get great tips from expert educators by using the Google Classroom Help Community here.

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