Extended eLearning Technology FAQ

This document was last revised on Friday, May 15, 2020

How to use home WIFI on school device

Due to ongoing issues, we have turned off Captive Portal authentication. Students will still be filtered by our filter while working from home, but they will no longer sign in to the captive portal. Students should no longer be prompted to sign-in and they do not need to click the captive portal bookmark.

Update 3/19/2020: A Noblesville parent reported issues using the Circle device to filter school iPad at home.

Update 4/13/2020: Additional internet options have been provided for families. Resources can be found by clicking this document, Internet options during extended eLearning for COVID-19 document

Update 5/15/2020: NS Overview - Student Internet Safety Tools

Basic Troubleshooting Steps if apps or online items are not working

1. If you receive an error or slowness, refresh the browser by selecting the circle with the arrow to the right of the URL. This may need to be completed several times. If that does not resolve the issue, please continue to work through the steps below.

2. Update iPad Software (if already updated, go to Step 3)

3. Close all open applications (double click the home button, use a finger to swipe up on each open application)

4. Grades 4-12 iPad - Turn OFF "Request Desktop Website" (Go to Settings - Safari - open Request Desktop Website - Slide Off). Grades K-3 will not have this option.

5. Clear Web Browser History (Stay in Settings - Safari - Clear History).

6. Make sure Pop-up Blockers are OFF (Stay in Settings - Safari - Block Pop-ups - Toggle OFF)

7. Complete a hard restart (hold home & power button at the same time, letting go once the iPad turns black and Apple logo appears)

Español - Pasos básicos de solución de problemas si las aplicaciones o los elementos en línea no funcionan.docx

How to access Google products on school device

Español - Haga clic aquí para Guía del usuario de Google NS Estudiante Básico

To view Google's current status visit https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status

How to access YouTube approved videos

Virtual Collaboration and Conferencing Options


If you are experiencing issues with the Canvas App, visit https://noblesville.instructure.com/login/ldap in any web browser.

To view Canvas' current status visit https://status.instructure.com


Noblesville Schools direct link is https://noblesville.powerschool.com/public/home.html


  • Please contact your students school building's office for your PowerSchool login information
  • Parents can locate Student ID number and Network password under "Grades and Attendance" within the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


  • Login information can be found from your school counselor or by calling the technology helpline during extended eLearning, 317-773-2130
  • How to access grades in Powerschool, tutorial video created by NWMS, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Otw6Y3QaiY


If you are experiencing issues with the Clever App, visit https://clever.com/in/noblesville, on any web browser. Select "Login as a student" to log in through Canvas.

To view Clever's current status visit https://status.clever.com

Seesaw (K-3 emphasis)

Update 3/24/2020: For Grades K-3, some students are reporting that they are unable to access YouTube videos posted in Seesaw. We have completed a ticket with Seesaw.

As a workaround, Grades K-3 students can access resources in Safari. First ensure the student is logged in to Google, next visit our Clever link, https://clever.com/in/noblesville, and access Seesaw. If students are still receiving the “restricted” message, they can press the “Sign in” button and the videos should appear. They may need to sign in again, but it should hold for future videos.

To view Seesaw's current status visit https://status.seesaw.me

BrainPop (K-5 emphasis)

Update 4/21/2020: Brainpop users may experience issues logging into their sites. They are working on the issue, and expect it to be up and running within the next few hours. For an updated status visit https://status.brainpop.com/

To view Brainpop's current status visit https://status.brainpop.com/

Broken iPad Instructions

If you or your student have a damaged iPad and are unable to complete assigned schoolwork on a different home or school device, please complete this form.

  • Keyboard issues (Grades 4-12) - Please ensure the iPad's software is up to date. Keyboard issues can also be fixed by plugging in the device to a charging and completing a hard restart on the iPad (hold the home and power button until the iPad powers off, letting go when the Apple logo appears). If this does not fix the issue, please use the touch pad for typing and keep the keyboard on iPad to keep the device secure. We will communication on a time for keyboard replacements in the near future.
  • Charging issues - Student iPads that are not holding a charge, please use while plugged into a power source when completing school work. We will re-evaluate the iPad after we return to school. You can also troubleshoot by plugging the iPad into a charger and then completing a hard restart (hold home & power button at the same time, letting go once the iPad turns black and Apple logo appears). Read more from Apple on iPad adjustments that can improve battery life at https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

iPad - Additional How To's

To view Apple's current status visit, https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/

Please call 317-773-2130 if you are still needing technology assistance.

If you receive voicemail when calling the NS Technology helpline, please leave a message. We will call you back as soon as possible during normal school hours.

  1. Jennifer Sebbas
    17 March, 2020

    Hi Jamie, Thank you for your post. Due to ongoing issues, we have turned off Captive Portal authentication. Students should no longer be prompted to sign-in and do not need to click the captive portal bookmark. Please call us at 317-773-2130 if your daughter is still experiencing issues. We appreciate your patience!

  2. Jamie Graf
    17 March, 2020

    On my daughters I pad the captive portal takes up to the noblesville schools homepage. We did try turning it off and back on with no changes to the problem.