Category Archives: Google

IPAD UNAVAILABLE – so I don’t have to do my homework, right?

  • “My iPad isn’t working”
  • “Mr. Rule has my iPad so I don’t have to do my homework”
  • “I tried to send my homework and it didn’t work so I don’t have to do anything about it.”
  • “My internet wasn’t working so I don’t have to turn in my homework.”
  • “I can’t get Google Drive to submit a file into Moodle so I don’t have to do my homework.”
  • “I tried to email the file but it wouldn’t go so I’ll just forget about it. It’s not my problem.”

wrong


It is up to YOU, the student,
to make sure things get done,
IN SPITE OF TECHNICAL GLITCHES.

When something goes wrong, there is ALWAYS a different path you can take to get your homework in. Check with your teacher if in doubt – some teachers prefer some methods over others. AT THE VERY LEAST prove you tried to submit it:

  • take a screenshot,
  • show your teacher your Outbox that has the emails you attempted to send,
  • send an email WITHOUT the attachment to let them know you are trying,
  • Login to Drive on an ARC computer [Drive.Google.com] and email or submit the file from there. Remember that your Notability documents are being AUTOMATICALLY backed up to Drive. [If you have gotten your iPad updated they may be in iCloud as well!]
  • ASK FOR HELP.

There are even MORE options for getting your work turned in. Talk to your teacher or Mrs. Andrews or Mr. Rule.

 

Options abound.

Acceptable excuses are rare.

 

……..and if you think that’s HARSH, just wait until you get to college. Ask Mr. Rule – he taught college for longer than you’ve been alive.

By the way, teachers can check the “iPad Hospital List” just like you can to see if your iPad is indeed being worked on.

Google Drive and Moodle – submitting an assignment errors

We’ve seen two issues popup when students are attempting to submit a file from Google Drive into Moodle.


 

Googlemoodle popup

This is NOT an error – just a point of information.
Like it says in the text:

just go back to the file picker and select the repository again, it should work now“.

Repository –> Google Drive


Googlemoodle sesskey
Click to see a bigger version.

 

The “sesskey” error happens because you were logged into Moodle, went somewhere else to a different network, and then came back to school. Here are some possible fixes:

1 • Use a different browser – you have two on your ipad!

2 • Swipe out of all of your apps, THEN reboot your iPad by holding down the top power button until the “swipe to turn off” slider appears.

3 • Clear your web browser cache:

  • Chrome
    • Fire up Chrome. Top right corner click the icon with 3 vertical dots
    • In the ADVANCED secion, click on “Privacy”
    • Click CLEAR ALL
  • Safari
    • Settings–> Safari
    • “Clear history & Website data”

Moodle <--> Drive errors [Cannot submit an assignment]

If you are getting arcane technical errors when trying to submit an assignment

  • using your iPad
  • in Moodle
  • from Google Drive

[things involving session errors and other oddities] – try these steps:

  1. Completely shutdown your iPad [Hold power button down until you see the “Swipe to turn off…” slider]. Fire it back up.
  2. On your iPad, disconnect anything Google related:
    click on icon at top left [looks like three lines]
    Click your account name
    Click the MANAGE button, top right
    Remove the account.
  3. Do this on Drive AND Docs AND Sheets AND Slides.

You might also try disconnecting anything  Google account related on your phone/desktop/laptop.