Glow Wikis: create your school’s entry on Scotland’s Schools wiki

Glow Wikis are now available, and to kick things off a national “Scotland’s Schools Wiki” has been launched.

A wiki is just a simple form of web site which can be edited quickly and easily by a number of contributors.

Why not have a go at adding an entry for your school? The East Lothian page is looking a bit empty just now.

The feedback so far is that people are finding the wikis  really easy to use, and teachers are starting to explore various classroom uses, including as e-portfolios.

We’re currently getting permissions sorted so that all East Lothian Glow users can create their own wikis; if you can’t wait please get in touch and we’ll prioritise your account.

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Email delegation now available to all eduBuzz Google Apps users

In work situations, it’s often necessary for staff to delegate access to their email to other people in their team. Up till now, that hasn’t been possible with eduBuzz Google Apps, but it’s now easy to set up.

This new feature may be of particular interest to Business Education teachers, because it enables students to gain experience with a key feature of modern organisations. Other staff may wish to use it as an example of the way technology can be used to support working with others. It’s easy to turn it on and off as required for demonstrations etc.

How do I delegate access to my email?

To enter a delegate, users can select the ‘Accounts’ tab under ‘Settings’ in Gmail and click ‘Add another account’ to enter their delegate’s email address. Once the delegate is signed into their own own Gmail account, they can then access the other person’s account from the account selection menu at the top of Gmail. For more information check out our public blog post and help center article.

Watch a short video to see email delegation in action:


New SEEMIS “Scheduled Maintenance Windows”

SEEMIS are introducing scheduled dates and times for system maintenance. This email has been sent to schools today with details for East Lothian schools.

F.A.O. All SEEMIS Users

In a bid to enable Education Authorities and schools to plan more effectively and to enhance the robustness and reliability of SEEMIS services including Click & Go and SEEMIS Web Apps (i.e. ScotXed, Vision, Tracking & Monitoring – home & school access) SEEMIS are introducing scheduled maintenance windows for each Authority.

The scheduled dates for East Lothian are:

  • Wednesday 2 March 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 6 April 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 11 May 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 15 June 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 20 July 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 24 August 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 28 September 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 2 November 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 7 December 2011 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm

In addition, a quarterly maintenance window for all Education Authorities has also been established between 9am and 4pm on the second Saturday of November, February, and May each year with the 4th quarterly window acting as the turnaround period in July.

The quarterly maintenance dates for this year are:

  • February (12th Feb 2011)
  • May (14th May 2011)
  • November (12th November 2011)

Dates for the turnaround period in July will be confirmed in due course.

Please note that during all of the above maintenance windows users may lose access to the SEEMIS applications and may be logged off without warning.

Schools – Please make sure that all users are aware of these dates and the potential impact on their access to the system during the stated times.

If you have any queries regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks


Pauline Sales

Principal Officer – Information & Research