PowerSchool should load and log you into your account.
Find the apple icon (picture) on the left and tap on it to find a list of your classes.
Find the class you need and tap on “Go to class” in blue on the right side of the screen.
Go to the homework area – this may vary by teacher, but is found on the left side of the screen.
Find your specific assignment. Tap on it to open.
See the worksheet on the screen? Look at the bottom right of the screen. You will see a square with an arrow pointing straight up. You will see it later on, but the box part will be larger. This is the SHARE icon. Tap on it to share this document with Notability.
Tap on the Notability icon –
Create a NEW NOTE.
Find Note Title on the screen and tap on it. Change the name of this document to a good name for this file – something so you know how to find it in Notability.
Click the blue DONE button on the right side of the keyboard.
Click on BACK (found at the upper left).
You have prepared the document to go to Notability. Tap Import on the upper right of the screen. You will see the comment “1 file sent to Notability”. Click Done.
Go to Notability, open the folder for your class. Find the file, open the file and you can then write or type the information on the screen. Continue to work until your assignment is complete. When the assignment is complete, continue to the next steps.
WOW! Your assignment is done!!
You are in
and your Assignment is open (you can see the work you completed).
Be sure your assignment is open.
Look at the upper left. Find that box with the arrow pointing straight up out of the box. Remember that is the share icon–only the box is larger. Tap on this icon.
Tap on email.
Format should be PDF (top line of this screen).
Enter your teacher’s email address in the To: section of the email – you may see her name pop up as you start to type and you can just tap on it.
Click on the blue circle with white arrow in the upper right corner of this screen to send an email to the teacher.
Email with assignment SENT!
Remember that your completed assignment is under the folder with the class name if you need to look at it.
Changing the file name is very important in locating your work to study for a test.
Friday 2:00 pm update: Waiting on tech support to get back to me. Friday 2:30: Our issue has reached the front of the line and someone is looking at it.
Monday 7:30: Things seem to be back to normal. See advice below under “What You Need To Do” to prevent this headache from happening again.
The Symptom: ALL of your Notability documents disappeared.
The Cause: Some device policies were mangled by some system somewhere AND you had iCloud backup turned on AND POSSIBLY you didn’t turn your Google Drive backup on.
Additional Notes: Basically your access to iCloud drive got turned off. Because Notability had iCloud sync on, all your documents disappeared when iCloud access was blocked by a policy.
The Current Working Theory is that your iCloud docs are still safe up in iCloud. They should reappear when you get to a wireless network off-campus. [If they do not, please email ipad@……]
**IF** you had Google Drive backup enabled, then your docs should be safely stashed in Drive. To check, fire up the Drive app and look inside the Notability folder.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Wait until further notice. Tech support knows about the issue. This article will be updated when additional news is available.
In the meantime, go into Notability –> Settings [gear icon, bottom left] –> Autobackup. MAKE SURE YOU ARE BACKING UP TO GOOGLE DRIVE.
CHANGE THE FILE FORMAT – it’s at the bottom of that dialog box – to PDF + RECORDING
If Drive Backup REFUSES to work, then bring it by the ARC, OR you can try going into Settings –> accounts & passwords. DELETE the MDS account from this screen [you lose NO data, just the iPad <-> account connections]. Add a new account, select type Google, and login. Then fire up Notability and setup auto-backup to Drive again.