We are pleased to share that we have adopted ClassLink, a single sign-on platform that will allow teachers and students to use one username and password to access everything they need.
You can learn more about ClassLink here and see why we feel it’s so important to create faster, easier access to digital education resources that your children need to be successful.
ClassLink is a safe, secure way for students to connect with applications and files. The software does not collect or share any personal student information, which is important to us. Best of all, it is very easy to use and will be a great resource for teachers and students.Here is how to help your students get started: (Please note: Parents are not able to access ClassLink as they do not have accts)
- Click the blue cloud icon at the top of the website banner or click the link here:https://launchpad.classlink.com/leonschools
Use your LCS Username and Password to login to ClassLink
Important Note: When logging into ClassLink from HOME,
- Students MUST use their FULL username (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org, not just 123456789 like they can while at school)
- Faculty or Staff MUST use their work email email@example.com (Ex: Whittles@leonschools.net)
If you have questions, you can contact the following:
- Local school support team (ClassLink Trainers or Techcon)
- Help Desk - firstname.lastname@example.org or 487-7524
- Email ClassLink directly: Temporarily disabled
Clearing a bad cached file on your home or work computer
At-Home learning troubleshooting of Cached Files
Please Note: - If you get an error when attempting to log in to Focus, Leon Leads, Renaissance, or Office365, you may have a bad cached login page. This is a locally cached version on your computer that you opened previously which has an error and needs to be deleted.
--- You can verify this is what is happening by using a different browser or opening a private or incognito mode window. If it works fine when doing that, you need to clear your browser's cache. Make sure to remove the checkmark on the password to prevent removing stored passwords.
To erase this locally stored file, you need to clear your browser's cache. Helpful instructions for your specific browser can be found here: http://www.leonschools.net/cache
ClassLink User Docs
All teachers, staff, and admins will be required to implement ClassLink MFA.
Students will NOT be required to implement MFA
If a student has lost or forgotten their password, the Teacher Console can be used for teachers to initiate the process to have students reset it for themselves. Teachers can only reset passwords for students on their teaching roster
ClassLink Training materials
ClassLink Extension / Agent instructions
ClassLink Earns iKeepSafe COPPA and California Student Data Privacy Certifications
Clifton, NJ – April 19, 2018 ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced that it has earned the iKeepSafe COPPA and California Student Data Privacy Certifications. The company is the first and only single sign-on platform to earn this certification, which is awarded to programs that have been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.
iKeepSafe Privacy Certifications simplify privacy compliance for education technology vendors and make it easy for schools to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that follow various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry the iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with the assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.
-- Remove outdated LCS SSO apps
If you loaded the original LCS SSO app from the Apple or Google Play stores, users should uninstall the app and replace it with the updated ClassLink LaunchPad apps below for your device.
The new ClassLink Launchpad app is available at the links below and has a different icon so you can tell if you have the correct updated app
-- QR authentication issues for specific tiles
There are certain tiles in ClassLink that require a specific method of user authentication such as AD/SAML etc. The QR codes do not qualify as an official authentication for that purpose so will not allow them to properly access the system.
(I will provide a list as I identify the specific tiles that are known to have this issue below)
To work around that issue for those specific tiles, simply have the students log in manually using the student ID number on their QR badge as their username and their password which is normally set to their lunch pin # for those students using QR codes (K-1). This should allow them to login with their offical AD credentials and the tiles that rejected their authentication due to the QR login should now allow the student to access it properly.