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Digital Instructional Systems Support

Need information on how to use your Digital Resources?  Check out the resources below! 

(Note you may be prompted to sign in with your SAISD Google account to access some of these resources.)


Support Documents

Learning Management System

Textbook Adoption Resources

  • SuccessMaker is a continuously adaptive K-8 reading intervention program. Through adaptive motion, the program personalizes learning paths for mastery of essential reading concepts and delivers outcome-based data to inform educational decision-making.

    SuccessMaker is available for ELAR in Grades 3-8 and is built in to the Savvas Platform.

    Savvas SuccessMaker


Learning Management System

Student Information System (SIS)

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    Frontline Launch Flyer

    • What is Frontline?
    • Where do I access Frontline SIS?
    • What is my user name and password?
    • When can I start using Frontline?
    • Who can help me if I have technical issues?
    Frontline Sharepoint Site

Supplemental Resources 

  • Purchased by SAISD, BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources.

    BrainPOP icon

    BrainPOP support- Toll-Free 866-54-BRAIN (866-542-7246)

    • BrainPOP 101- Learn how to use BrainPOP with your students in this introductory course for teachers.  You'll get to know BrainPOP by trying our movies, assessments, and creative tools for yourself.  Log in to BrainPOP first to access the link above from your BrainPOP account.
    • BrainPOP Teacher Help Center

  • Byrdseed.TV is purchased by the Gifted and Talented Department as a yearly subscription. 
    For support, contact:

    James E. Farias, M. Ed
    GATE Instructional Specialist
    Office of Advanced Academics
    Email: ClassLink Icon

    New Teachers: Click the Byrdseed Annual Teacher Registration icon in ClassLink to register.  Come back to ClassLink and click the Byrdseed.TV - SAISD Teacher icon and enter the username and password you created.  Your account will be active through May 31, 2022.

    Existing Teachers: If you have an existing Byrdseed account, please log in using the Byrdseed.TV - SAISD Teacher icon and return to ClassLink to click the Byrdseed Annual Teacher Registration icon. This will update your account to be active through May 31st, 2022.

  • DBQ Online

    DBQ Online is the digital platform for the DBQ Project, which provides short units of study across grade levels to assist in teaching reading and writing in social studies. These units are grounded in engaging document-based questions that progressively get more complex as they guide students through various documents.

    DBQ is available in both ClassLink and Canvas to the whole school for sites with licenses.  DBQ provides Social Studies instructional materials in both English and Spanish.

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    Edugence ELL Accommodations 

    • Step-by-step assistance in completing the Edugence ELL Accommodations form for teachers to document instructional accommodations provided for ELL student success.

  • Epic! is a free resource teachers can sign up for and use with their students during school hours. After school hours access can be purchased.  Please see the guide below for more information.

    A Teacher and Student epic! app is available in the ClassLink App Library.

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     Epic! Getting Started Guide

  • EVERFI is a free resource rostered by SAISD through Canvas and accessible in ClassLink. 

    With digital lessons focused on topics like financial literacy, entrepreneurship, STEM exploration, and health & wellness, EVERFI helps schools and educators prepare their students to be successful in the real world.


    See EVERFI's updated list of K-12 resources here.

  • Explore Learning Gizmos

    • Gizmos - First Time Login for Rostered Teachers
    • New for 2021-22- Due to changes in the way Gizmos is administered, teachers will have to link their accounts in a one-time process.  (See link above.)
      • If a teacher previously had a Gizmos account, they can log in under "I have an existing account."
      • If the teacher has never had a Gizmos account, the teacher will need to log in under "I am new to ExploreLearning."
  • Istation Support can be accessed by phone, email or via Chat.


    Support Service: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT
    E-mail –
    Toll-Free Phone – 866-883-7323, press 2

    When signed in to Istation, teachers and administrators also have the option to take advantage of their Chat support.  To do this, click on the green Get Help button (1) at the top right of the screen and, if it is available, select Chat (2).  Teachers also have access to the Help Center (3) where you can search for answers to questions if the Chat feature is unavailable.

    Access Istation's Chat Feature and Help Menu 

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization that transforms the lives of early and struggling learners through proven solutions from Pre-K through high school, to help students reach their potential.  Educators can join and use Teacher Ally, which gives educators the power to assign books to a student’s personal bookshelf, track reading progress, and generate reports to share with parents online.

    For more information on Learning Ally, see their Fact Sheet.

    Teachers can go to the Learning Ally website (, create their accounts, then come back to ClassLink and add the App to their My Apps screen from the library.  The Learning Ally app is a form post, which means it will remember any user credentials entered so that the end user doesn’t have to enter them every time they visit the site.

  • Campus Library Purchases


    How to access the Scholastic Magazine+ resources:

    Teachers and students will access the Scholastic resources by selecting the Scholastic App which will take them into the Scholastic Digital Manager platform (SDM). Here they will see their purchased Scholastic resources. The teachers will be required to enter/re-enter in the access code for the selected resource.

    Teachers can find their Scholastic Magazines+ access code(s) printed on the shipping label with the mailed issue bundle, and in each issue’s Digital Resource Guide.  Codes are also available in the info field of the ClassLink app.

    Once the teacher enters in the access code, they will be prompted to select their school. This will provide the teachers with access to the magazine(s) and students will then be able to access the resources as well.

    Note: Students will not be able to access the magazine(s) until their respective teacher have entered the access code(s) first. 

    For assistance with access codes, please feel free to reach out to Classroom Magazines Customer Service at: 1-866-826-8834 (Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. EST) or by email


    For any technical issues with any of the Scholastic resources, please contact

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