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Department of Transportation → Field Trip Request System → Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get access to WebTrips? 
  2. What is a generic userid? 
  3. Can I change my password thru WebTrips? 
  4. I forgot my password, how can I get a new one? 
  5. Is there a user's manual in the Web? 
  6. Do I have to take a training class to start using WebTrips? 
  7. When can I start using WebTrips? 
  8. How do I sign up for training class? 
  9. Can I access WebTrips from my home? 
  10. What happens if you do not enter a “required” field on the field trip request? 
  11. How do I know if my trip request has been approved by the Field Trip Unit? 
  12. If I have questions or comments, what should I do? 

 

1. How do I get access to WebTrips? 

ANSWER: The school’s principal will request access through the FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org.  Then, an email will be sent to the principal containing a generic user id and password. The principal will provide this information to staff members needing access.

2. What is a generic userid?

ANSWER: It is a user id created to be used by more than one employee at a particular school. For example the user id "xxxadmsec" (xxx = the 3 digit school number) could be used by the administrative secretary as well as by other staff designated as back up to enter trip requests in WebTrips.

3. Can I change my password thru WebTrips?

ANSWER: No, the principal should email at FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org  
and a new password will be emailed back.

4. I forgot my password, how can I get a new one?

ANSWER: Contact your principal for the forgotten password. He/she can email at  FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org   to request a new one.

5. Is there a user's manual in the Web?

ANSWER: Yes. Download the manual. (PDF)

6. Do I have to take a training class to start using WebTrips?

ANSWER: No, you can use the instructions on the Web and have your principal request a user id through FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org.

7. When can I start using WebTrips?

ANSWER: You may begin using WebTrips once you received your username and password.

8. How do I sign up for training class?

ANSWER: This will be handled on a request basis. Please send your request to FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org.

9. Can I access WebTrips from my home?

ANSWER: No. WebTrips is intranet and can only be accessed from an MCPS domain computer.

10. What happens if you do not enter a “required” field on the field trip request?

ANSWER: Click the back button on the web browser and enter the required data. Required fields are denoted with **.

11. How do I know if my trip request has been approved by the Field Trip Unit?

ANSWER: School staff will see the word “Accepted” on approved field trip requests from the Field Trip Unit.

12. If I have questions or comments, what should I do?

ANSWER: Please email at FieldTrips@mcpsmd.org  
 

 

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