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Student Conferences
1. What is a Student Conference and Where Can I Find Them?
FirstClass Student Conferences are areas for messages and files for students and staff.

The following is a list of some of the conferences available to students:


Conference
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Includes:
Building Student Conference
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Messages to all students (and staff)
What is my e-mail address? (displays student's external e-mail address)
Surveys & Upgrades (allows students to upgrade storage space)
Other important files and calendars
Archives (conference messages older than 60 days)
Building Departments
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For Students AND Staff!
Contains departmental conferences for messages to students
Contains individual teacher conferences

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Teacher Conferences
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Teacher Conferences can be found within the Building Departments conference area.  These are areas where teachers can share calendars, files, and messages.

If your teacher creates a conference for his/her classes, you should add it to your desktop!
2. Reading Conference Messages
       
1. Conferences with new messages will appear with a red flag, just like your Mailbox with a new message.
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2. Double-click the Conference icon to open it.

Messages will appear on the right hand side in the same type of view that you would find in your mailbox.

3. Double-click any message to read it.
3. Sending Conference Messages
STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO SEND MESSAGES TO THE BUILDING STUDENT CONFERENCE. You may be able to send messages to Teacher Conferences.

To send a message to a conference:

1. Be sure you are sending an appropriate message to the appropriate conference.
Please read the Technology Acceptable Use Policy for more information about using Glenbard systems.

2. Open the Conference to which you want to send a message.

3. Click the New button in the Conference window.

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The name of the conference should appear in the To: field.

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4. Compose and send your message.
4. Replying to Conference Messages
STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO REPLY TO THE BUILDING STUDENT CONFERENCE. You may be able to reply to a Teacher Conference.

To reply to the entire conference:

1. With the conference message open, click the Reply button. This button will REPLY TO THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE, so please be careful when using this.

2. You will see the CONFERENCE name as the recipient. Again, be sure you want to reply to the entire conference.
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3. Compose and send your message.

To reply to ONLY THE SENDER of a message in a conference:

1. With the conference message open, click the dropdown arrow next to the Reply button and choose REPLY SENDER.

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2. You will see ONLY the sender's name appear in the To: field.

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3. Compose and send your message.

NOTE: If you accidentally reply to the entire conference, just UNSEND the message.
5. Adding a Conference Shortcut to your Desktop
1. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) on the conference icon.
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2. Choose Add to Desktop. The icon will appear on your FirstClass Desktop.
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3. Drag the icon to your desired location on your FirstClass Desktop.