The menus at the top provide an organization of the functional areas for Nepris. The listed on the left are a subset of the top menus but are the most commonly used functionality and provided to the left for easy access.
Go here if you want to request an industry expert for your classroom, join an industry chat offered by a professional, search and copy ideas from other teachers, or see what is scheduled in your community.
Many of our professionals will offer interactive, live sessions for your classroom to join. Industry Chats are offered throughout the year and often fall into themes (e.g. Hour of Code, Black History Month, Executive Leadership, etc.). If you find a time and topic that fits into your schedule, you can sign up and join other classrooms. Click here to see a list of current Industry Chats.
We record many of the live sessions and have thousands of videos of professionals and companies. If you participated in a live session, you can use the video for review afterwards with your class or to share with your other classes. But you can also assign available videos to your students to enable you to introduce a unit for homework, provide a recording of a class for absent students, flip the classroom, etc. Click here to access the Video Library.
You can request an industry professional to virtually come into your classroom. Through the system, you can request a specific professional by sending them the topic, date and time. If the professional doesn't respond to or declines the request, we will go to work finding another presenter for you! Once your request is accepted, we help prepare everyone for the session. Whether you need someone in a field to talk about their career and job, make a connection to how a curriculum topic is applied in the real world, get someone to help students with a long-term project or even find an audience for student presentations of projects, Nepris can help you find the right person.
These are requests created by other educators and can provide a good starting point so you don't have to start from scratch. After choosing a template to use, the system will walk you through the steps to edit the request and make it your own. At the last step, the system will present you with a list of industry professionals who are qualified to fulfill your live, virtual session request.
Session Collections are like templates but curated, grouped, and organized to give you another way to find the best template to use. You can use the filters on the top to find collections that work best for you. Keep checking back as more collections are being added regularly.
You can search and find both teachers and professionals within the Nepris community under the menu item Members. Go here to see their biography, industry, skills, see what they have done, message them, and even start a request to them.
You can also access the Community Wall where you can easily share ideas with the broader Nepris community. Type something in the box What’s on your mind? and click Post. This will be seen by everyone unless you choose the filter "Connections: Share with your connections" next to the Post button. In this case, only those Following you will receive the submission in their feed. More about Following later.
You or your students can search on industries and careers, using information incorporated from O*NET Web Services by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Not only can you find out about tasks, work styles, salaries, outlook, etc. but we match the results with videos form our library so you can listen and learn from an expert in that industry.
You can message anyone else on platform to collaborate, ask questions or share ideas.
This where you can access your profile to update any of your public or private information, define a new password or login email, modify what notifications you get and if you are an administrator for your school or district account, a way to access reports and information to track the progress of your educators.
Notice that throughout the site, you will see a Contact Us or Need Help? Let's Chat! in the lower left hand corner. If support is online, we can chat with and answer your questions directly! If we are not online, you can submit questions and ideas which we will answer as soon as possible. Regardless, this is the fastest way to get support.
The My Sessions block (located on the left side of the dashboard page) gives an overview on the status of your sessions.
You can create session requests ahead of time as you plan your lessons. This is a quick counter and link to take you to those requests that you started to create, but haven’t submitted yet.
This block will tell you how many session requests you have submitted where you are waiting for Nepris to find an industry expert to accept.
These are session requests which have been accepted by an industry expert or you have signed up to join. These sessions will have a definite date and time locked on your calendar.
This block will tell you how many sessions have been completed. It is a quick way to view your recorded sessions.
This block will only show up if you sent requests to one or more industry professionals. These requests are waiting for someone specific to accept and if they don't accept in 48 hours or decline, they get moved to the Requested block where the Nepris team will take over looking for a professional.
The My Videos block (located on the left side of the dashboard page) gives an overview and quick access to videos that were bookmarked or groups of videos organized into playlists. This is useful for quick access to videos for your lessons or sharing with your students that you have found.
The Calendar block (located on the left side of the dashboard page) provides quick access to scheduled sessions: