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  • Welcome to Computer and Business Skills Delivered by Clay Virtual Academy CVA Instructor: Mrs. Kathy Sheridan
  • What is Clay Virtual? • Clay Virtual Academy (also known as CVA) is a Clay County Public School. • CVA offers web based courses virtually, through the Internet, for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. • Students may be full or part-time. • CVA with the motto of “dream, achieve, soar” wants all its students to enjoy their classes and be successful! …including YOU!
  • Meet our Principal Dr. Hatcher
  • Meet Your Instructor Mrs. Kathy Sheridan Phone: 904-566-6994 Email:
  • The Role of the CVA Instructor • A CVA instructor is available in ways that are different than a traditional classroom teacher. • You can contact your CVA instructor by email, phone or you may be invited to a Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) session. Click here to see find out more about BBC. • A CVA instructor is also a facilitator, guiding you through the lessons.
  • The Role of the Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) Assistant • Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) is a concept that allows for students to attend a computer lab at their “brick and mortar” school while taking an online virtual class through CVA. • The classroom is managed by a VLL Assistant. ***Introduction of VLL Assistant***
  • The Role of the Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) Assistant • The VLL Assistant will: – Be the authority figure in the classroom – Take attendance and maintain a seating chart – Ensure students are progressing in their course – Communicate with CVA Instructor (Mrs. Sheridan) regarding student motivational and behavioral issues – Communicate with CVA Instructor (Mrs. Sheridan) about student questions
  • Student Expectations The DOs & DON’Ts of using the computer lab: DOs  Come prepared to work. This means coming to class with the correct materials and ATTITUDE!  Respect yourself, other people and all property.  Keep your behavior in check and follow all the school rules.  If you need help, ask for it!  Learn and explore through your CVA online course! Work steadily and diligently each class period! DON’Ts  No food, gum/candy or drink is allowed in the lab.  Do not, under any circumstances, change anything on the computer.  Unauthorized access to any software is prohibited.  Don’t just sit there, work through your course one step at a time!  Don’t disturb your neighbors, they are busy completing their CVA online course!  No use of cell phones, iPod or any other mobile device unless specifically directed by VLL Assistant or CVA Instructor
  • Required Supplies • Flash/Jump Drive – all work should be saved to a flash and student H: drive • 3 prong folder, notebook paper and pen/pencil – students are to take notes to assist in completing assignments and preparing for quizzes. • Personal Headphones or earbuds (or use school headphones)
  • Good to Know . . . • You MUST use the browser, Mozilla Firefox, to gain access to your Computer and Business Skills course through CVA. • Use good time management; keep up to date on assignments. If Instructor requires additional attempts on assignments, complete as soon as possible. • Ask questions, get clarification!
  • Computer and Business Skills Course Expectations  To be successful in today’s fast-paced office environment or college classes, you will need up-to-date technology and business skills.  Computerization and the internet have transformed the workplace and college classroom. Businesses increasingly rely on office employees to create documents, spreadsheets, reports, e-mail correspondence, conduct internet research, and develop presentations using graphics. Are you ready? You will be more prepared after completing this Computer and Business Skills course.
  • Logging on the Computer • Username = enter your 6 digit student ID number (your lunch number) • Password = Student1314 • You’ll be prompted to change your password • You will need to reenter: • Your “old password” which is Student1314 • Your “new password” twice (See next slide) LET’S ALL TRY LOGGING IN – RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY
  • My New Password • First three letters of my last name (Ex. She) • The FIRST letter MUST be CAPITALIZED! • Next, I use my birth month and birth date in MMDD form • Example: if my birthday is June 13, I would use 0613 • Put a zero at the end • Example: She06130
  • Let’s Log in to Blackboard (Bb) • Navigate to the CVA website: – • Click on the LOGIN button at the top right corner of the page • The username is the student’s six digit student identification number. • The password is either the student’s school password that was just used OR Student 2013 – depends on school settings
  • Click on your class: CVA - Computer and Business Skills (Sheridan – Semester 1) **Read your Announcement to find out important information and your first assignments.** Begin your expedition! Welcome to Clay Virtual Academy