Welcome to Computer and Business SkillsDelivered 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 Dr. Hatcher has dedicated his life to educate the youth of Northeast Florida. He believes that education is truly the passport to the future. He has been quoted as saying “If we can get all our students to believe that education is just as important as food, shelter and water; then and only then is our mission complete.”
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’s Classroom Behavior and Use of Equipment• Although this is a CVA class, students MUST abide by the rules of their district school.• Absolutely no food, drink or gum allowed in the lab.• Absolutely no use of cell phones, iPod or any other mobile device unless specifically directed by VLL Assistant or CVA Instructor.
Student Expectations The DOs & DON’Ts of using the computer lab: DOs DON’Ts Come prepared to work. This No food, gum/candy or drink is means coming to class with the allowed in the lab. correct materials and ATTITUDE! Do not, under any Respect yourself, other people circumstances, change anything on the computer. and all property. Unauthorized access to any Keep your behavior in check and software is prohibited. follow all the school rules. Don’t just sit there, work through If you need help, ask for it! your course one step at a time! Learn and explore through your Don’t disturb your neighbors, they are busy completing their CVA online CVA online course! Work steadily course! and diligently each class period! 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.
Let’s Login• We’re going to login to the computer• Then we’ll login to Blackboard• From the My Blackboard Tab click on your course: Computer and Business Skills• Once you’re logged in, follow the directions found in your Welcome Announcement. LET’S ALL TRY LOGGING IN – RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY
Let’s Log in to Blackboard (Bb)• Navigate to the CVA website: – http://www.clayvirtual.net• 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 the student’s school password. Our naming convention is to use the first three initials of the last name (capitalize the first letter) followed by their birthday in MMDD format followed by a zero. For example, a last name of Taylor with birthday October 7th would be Tay10070. Please note: Login and Password are identical for computer and Bb
Next click on the My Blackboard Tab and find your class: Computer and Business Skills**Read your Announcement to findout important information and your first assignments.** Begin your expedition! Welcome to Clay Virtual Academy