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E Learning Orientation

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  • 1. Welcome to your Virtual Classroom
  • 2.
    • A technique that is widespread in education, postsecondary, and business. You’re on the cutting edge.
    • You have anywhere, anytime, access to your courses and materials
    • eLearning provides courses that you need or wish to take to support your future plans
    • These are Ontario courses, developed by the Ministry of Education, and taught by a certified GECDSB teacher
    • All teaching and interaction takes place within the Learning Management System (LMS)
    • You have access to technology at school supported by school board technicians
    • Our eLearning Handbook is posted on line at http://gecdsbelearning.pbworks.com/
    • Your school guidance counsellor is the contact for elearning
  • 3.
    • All content for your lessons is in the LMS
    • We will use the Internet for support materials
    • Additional resources may be found in the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB)
    • Your teacher may provide additional resources
    • Use the on-line Student Handbook (it shows you how to access data bases, OERB and how to use LMS tools)
    • Access your school library and the Internet for research
    • YOU!
  • 4.
    • You must attend by logging in and working daily. This is no different that any of your other courses.
    • The course is designed for 110 hours but like all courses, you will need more time for assignments and homework
    • Time Management – plan how and where you’ll work at your course
    • Stay in contact with your teacher – they’re online every day too
    • Stay involved in class with discussions – learn from and with your classmates
    • Reply to all messages
    • Consider the LMS material as the minimum…look outside for enrichment!
    • Contact your teacher before small problems become big problems
  • 5.
    • All software is on school computers
    • Your elearning period is on your timetable - you have preferred access to assigned computers in that period ONLY
    • Report computer problems to your guidance counsellor IMMEDIATELY
    • There is no support for home computers
    • DO NOT SHARE PASSWORDS
    • The LMS is optimized for Internet Explorer compatibility
    • Back up all files for your own protection daily
    • The LMS will work with text to speech readers
  • 6.
    • Be considerate of others
    • Do not use profane or derogatory language
    • Use full words and sentences in communications
    • Do not give out descriptive info about yourself to anyone
    • Keep passwords, access codes and security protocols secret
    • Allow all classmates to have a voice
    • Have a facilitator for all multi-person chats
    • All communication must be held in the LMS
    • Abuse of protocol will result in loss of LMS privileges…this is VERY problematic…no access to course = no success
    • Read and abide by the LMS user agreement that you agree to when you log on
  • 7.
    • Like all courses, there are keys to success.
      • Back up your work daily
      • Loss is not an excuse
      • Log in every assigned period
      • Connect with your teacher often
      • Watch the Course News for info DAILY
      • Use integrity - do not become involved in academic dishonesty or plagiarism
      • Read the on-line student handbook
      • Assignments must be handed directly into the drop boxes ON TIME
      • Report any problems with the course to your teacher
      • Use the scheduler and be aware of deadlines
  • 8.
    • Teacher
    • Guidance Office
    • District elearning Contact
    • Use the LMS Help Desk for problems inside of the course content only
  • 9.
    • Your access is the username and passwords provided at this orientation CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW
    • Attendance is kept and reported by the LMS….you must log in everyday…the LMS keeps track ALL session details
    • Notify your teacher through the LMS If you cannot log in for a period of 5 consecutive days
    • Notify your teacher AND your principal if you are not able to login for a period of 10 consecutive days
    • Your attendance record will be tracked and phone calls to your parents, if necessary, will be made as in any traditional school.
    • Your home school is defined as the school where YOU are registered
    • Your host school is the Public Alternative Secondary School (PASS)
  • 10.
    • Your course contains the following:
      • Content
      • Expectations
      • Overview
      • Discussions
      • Reviews and quizzes
      • Questions
      • Drop Boxes
      • Assignments
      • Resources
      • Tests
      • Teacher web pages and blogs
      • Chats
      • Email
      • Course Syllabus
  • 11.
    • Organization
    • Self direction and self motivation
    • Time Management
    • You are responsible for your own success
    • Independent learning
    • Willingness to Learn
    • Problem solving skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Your interest in the subject matter
    • Your interest in succeeding
  • 12.
    • Please take a moment and fill in the following on line form!
    • http://tinyurl.com/sem10910
    • Adobe Connect
  • 13.
    • Firstname.Lastname is your username
    • “ Virtual” is the default password
    • CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW!
    • Log in and complete the LMS training before
    • February 16, 2010
  • 14.
    • Your teacher may conduct virtual learning sessions with you through the GECDSB Adobe Connect service.
    • The address is: http://connect.gecdsb.on.ca