Log in from a computer first. Follow the instructions in the following link
(Note: you must first log in from a school networked computer in the building in order to set your account password, before you are able to log in from "off campus"). Do not
forget to type in the whole
username including @dekalbschoolsga.org
Note that your default password will likely be dekalb00. Once you get logged in, you should find that you have automatically been added -- and subscribed -- to two groups. One is for all Physics classes being taught by Mr. Malik, and the other is your specific class period. Here, you can access class discussions, announcements/emails, links, and important files. Much like Edmodo, but with a different format and layout.
Click on the LHS-Malik Physics group and it will take you straight to the "Conversations" screen, where you might find important announcements and emails from Mr. Malik, and indeed can start a new "conversation" and hold quick discussions with the teacher and other students taking physics with Mr. Malik. You will also find two more useful links across the top bar: Calendar (self explanatory) and Files.
Click on Files and then on "Browse Library" and finally "Shared With Us" at the left sidebar to locate uploaded class files: worksheets, handouts, the syllabus, some links, and more!
: There is an Outlook Groups app
O365 on your phone: iPhone Settings that work for syncing to your Office 365 account (no info available on other phone types...)
Mr. Malik has managed to sync his own Employee Office 365 account with his iPhone 4S (I know....). Your results may vary, but it is suggested that you try this yourself. Your email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org, which you can see is cut off in the first pic. For username, try typing out your entire email address starting with S and then your 7-DIGIT STUDENT NUMBER @dekalbschoolsga.org, and the password is of course your regular password.
Exchange Account Settings
Exchange Mail Settings
Another option for those who just want school emails forwarded to their regular personal emails, you can set that up under Settings. First, you must create yourself as a new contact (with your personal email account) by clicking onto the People app, which will open up your Contact list. Click the "+ New" button and select Contact. Enter JUST your email and then click save. You can now switch back to the Mail application within Office 365
Once you are logged into your Mail application, you can click the "gear" symbol in the upper-right corner to open up the settings menu. Look to the bottom of that menu under My app settings and click on Mail (as opposed to calendar or contacts options). This will pull open the Options bar on the left. Under Mail>>Automatic processing, find and click Inbox and sweep rules. Click the "+" to add a New inbox rule. For Name, call it "Forwarding." Conditions: select [Apply to all messages]. Do all of the following: Forward the message to.... Find your own personal entry that you created from your contacts and select that. Now, finally click OK to save the rule, and then Save on the following screen before exiting the options menu. After a little while, go ahead and send yourself a test email to make sure that the forwarding works!
Forwarding Class Messages to Text: Mr. Malik has this set up for his own received work emails. You have to create another New inbox rule. For instance, Mr. Malik's rule says that any messages marked with high importance by the sender, or ANY emails addressed ONLY to Mr. Malik's email address in the To: list and no one else, will be forwarded to his phone as a text message. The way to do this is find out the email address that corresponds to your mobile number, which is specific to the carrier that provides your phone service. For Mr. Malik for instance, who uses Cricket Wireless, it is his 10 digit cell phone number...@mms.cricketwireless.net. This has worked very well so far for your teacher, but your results may differ.
After reading all this though, you may decide that it's just easier to download the app (see above!), or to just remember to check a new email account regularly. All of us in the working world, and most college/university students as well, have a separate "professional" account for work/school from their personal one, so you might as well get into this habit now!
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