Technology Systems at Madeira

The Madeira school uses a number of systems in order to best serve the community.  Madeira’s philosophy is to use best of breed and does not adhere to the “one-size-fits-all” model of technology.  Our systems support both Apple and Microsoft products.  Faculty will use a variety of technology tools for the delivery of and integration with course content in order to maximize learning outcomes.  We believe that through this model we are fully serving our students for a world of ever-evolving technologies and tools.  Online tools may behave differently depending on the browser that one uses. If problems arise with one of these systems, changing browsers will at times correct the issue.

These systems are the primary technologies used by the Madeira community:

Student/Parent Portal – The Student/Parent Portal is an online SMS (Student Management System). The Student/Parent Portal has a variety of functions that include schedules, module grades, assignment grades, attendance, directory information, and information gathering through the use of forms.  All parents and students have an account for the Student/Parent Portal. 

Magnus Health System – Magnus is our secure health form portal.  Only parents have an account for Magnus and that account/password is identical to the parent MyBackpack account. 

Canvas – Canvas is an online LMS (Learning Management System).  Canvas is used by faculty to post course specific information that may include a syllabus, class notes, assignments, and other course related material.  In addition, some faculty may require that homework be turned in through the Canvas system.  Only faculty, staff, and students have accounts in Canvas.  This account is tied to the student’s email account with the password being identical.  

Microsoft 365 – Microsoft 365 is an online suite of products by the Microsoft Corporation.  Madeira’s email, cloud storage, applications, etc. are accessed through the Microsoft 365 portal.  All Madeira students have access to the suite of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc.) at no cost.  Latest versions for Apple and Windows platforms are available.  In addition, Microsoft 365 apps are available for download through the Apple Store for iPads and iPhones. The login for Microsoft 365 is the user's Madeira email address.