August 2022 EdTech Team Updates

Meet the APS EdTech Team!

The Town of Andover IT Team and the APS Technology Integration and Digital Literacy Team are working together to coordinate efforts around classroom support, technology integration, and building capacity using the digital applications supported by the district.

Important announcements from the EdTech Team:

  • All APS email and logins use @student.andoverma.us (students) and @andoverma.us (staff) - More information below!

  • Streamlined login to Aspen for staff and students. More information below!

  • Students grades 6-12 will begin using Microsoft's Outlook application for email and calendar. More information below!




Why is all of this happening?

This summer, the district began moving all login accounts away from using the k12.andoverma.us address. The change is an important step in streamlining how our learning community accesses various applications, as well as enhancing security. The greatest advantage to our users is that there is now only one email username to remember! 


Staff and Student Email Account Formats

Anytime a staff member or student is prompted to log into an APS account or application, use your @student.andoverma.us (students) and @andoverma.us (staff) email address.


Staff Email Account Format
@andoverma.us

Staff emails look like this: username@andoverma.us

Example:  jane.jones@andoverma.us

Staff, click on the Outlook tile on your ClassLink dashboard and you will see your emails and calendar. 

Getting Started Tutorial - Coming soon!



Student Email Account Format
@student.andoverma.us

Student emails look like this: username@student.andoverma.us 

Example:  jsmith2028@student.andoverma.us

Chromebooks: Log in using your @student.andoverma.us email address and use the same password that you have been using. Once logged in, you will see your ClassLink dashboard. Click on the tiles as usual to access your APS applications. Use your @student.andoverma.us email address and password anytime you are asked for an email address to login.

Laptops and Desktop Computers: Go to the APS ClassLink login page, type in your @student.andoverma.us email and password. When you click on a tile to access an application, you may be prompted to login the first time. Use your @student.andoverma.us email address and password anytime you are asked for an email address to login.

Smartphones and Tablets/iPads: You may use the Classlink app or login from the browser using your @student.andoverma.us email address and password. When you click on a tile to access an application, you may be prompted to login the first time. Use your @student.andoverma.us email address and password anytime you are asked for an email address to login.


Updating Accounts created with a @K12.andoverma email

Accounts that You created using your former k12.andover email address:

Any external accounts that you created using your old K12.andoverma.us email address you should still be able to log into with that old email address. You’ll need to log into those accounts and change your email to your @student.andoverma.us email address. A few examples of external accounts: Canva, SCOIR, and College Board. 

Common App Accounts: We highly recommend that juniors and seniors create and use a professional, personal email address for Common App accounts. If you previously created a Common App account using your K12.andoverma.us email, login and change your email address to your personal email. This is also important because once you graduate, your APS email will no longer be accessible.



Grades 6-12 - Welcome to Outlook Email!

Students in grades 6-12 will begin using Microsoft Outlook for accessing their school email. Outlook is Microsoft’s email application. Once logged into ClassLink, click on the Outlook tile on your ClassLink dashboard to see all of your emails. The first time you click on the Outlook tile to access your email, you may be prompted to login. Use your @student.andoverma.us email address anytime you are asked for an email address to login.

Getting Started Tutorial - Coming soon!


Beginning 8/15/2023 - Aspen/Follett Login Streamlined for Staff and Students!

August 2023 Updates (1)Students and Staff, signing into Aspen just got easier!

Note the picture to the left - Students and Staff click on the colorful Single Sign-On button to log into Aspen. SSO (single sign-on) is just for students and staff.

Families and Guardians:
Families and guardians, log with the  user ID and password provided to you by your child's school. The