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With Google Meet there is an option to use a Shortcut. This stays the same from session to session and makes it easy for everyone to get into the class.
HOWEVER: the shortcuts only work if you are CURRENTLY logged into your MDS Google account on that device. If you are not, the session can’t be found.
On a web browser pointed to meet.google.com, loot at the top right corner of the window.
If you see an icon with your initial [or something similar], then you are logged in. Click the icon to see what account you are logged into.
If you are NOT logged in, then you should see a “signin” link at the top right.
On the iPad app, click the “hamburger menu” [three horizontal lines] at the top left. At the top there should be something which indicates which account is logged in, if any.
Clicking there will allow you to log into a different google account.
[You can have multiple google accounts to switch between.]
Do not use a slight difficulty getting into the class as an excuse. You have multiple ways to get into the class. Use them all, and as always, stay in touch with your teacher.
Dr. Franklin will be coordinating the details on taking your AP exam. This article will discuss the software you will need to take the exam.
Note that if ANYTHING stated below conflicts with what Dr, Franklin tells you – go with what he says.
You can take the exam using a Windows or Mac computer, OR YOUR IPAD [as long as you are using IOS 12 or later]
AP requires LockDown Browser from Respondus.
Once you’ve installed the browser, AND WELL BEFORE YOU NEED TO TAKE THE EXAM, you need to run a security check. Below are excerpts from the instructions on the AP site. [CLICK HERE for the originals.]
Once the LockDown Browser has been installed on the devices that will be used to take secure assessments, each student needs to complete a Secure Assignment Readiness Check.
Log in to the platform using the device that will be used for the final exam.
On the Assessments tab, you should see a yellow banner as shown below.
Click the “please complete this readiness check” link. You should see a pop-up to open
LockDown Browser. Click “Open LockDown Browser” and the readiness check will launch.
The LockDown Browser requires certain applications to close. If the pop-up shown below appears, click “Kill these applications.” Feel free to make appropriate bomb-dropping noises as you do.
AFter the check has launched, you should see 6 sample questions. Answer them, click “Submit“, and then exit the LockDown Browser. You have now successfully completed your readiness check.