Logging into the VLE They have access to different features depending on their group restrictions Your username is: st.surname.firstname initial Password is your date of birth in this format: ddmmyy Teachers, Students and Parents can log into the VLE
Staff Logged in
Teachers have access to the following:
Learning Management System (LMS)
Their own network folder via the Internet
Departmental TVs (from school only)
Private Messaging Service (PMS)
Their own user menu related to their teaching role
Other general stuff that can be accessed without having to log in.
Successful tests have taken place with automatic user creation for new students; some members of staff now use the VLE attendance module which links to SIMS.
They can also see their SIMS timetable which has been integrated into the Learning Management System.
The school MIS Menu allows teachers to have access to the registration attendance and their own staff timetable Clicking on the teachers button, then selecting Thin Client displays this page which remotes into your desktop Sims-Teacher Logged in
Staff notices can be viewed only by teachers online They can view the calendar which highlights all the school events, exams and closures in the school year Teacher Logged in
The LMS - teacher logged in LMS The LMS is the main communication feature which can be used to deliver lessons and meetings. Teachers once logged in can view a summary of courses they are teaching and any announcements made.
Teachers can upload their own content, lesson plans, and any other work to this system Only students enrolled on that course can view the content from that lesson and any homework set by the teacher. The LMS - teacher logged in
The File Library stores all the content used for the different subjects. Teachers can upload their content here The LMS - teacher logged in
You only have access to your own lessons. If you click on your current teaching course you can edit your lesson and send messages to either to the whole class or individually. On the left hand side menu a variety of ways to deliver your lesson can be used. The LMS - teacher logged in
Another way of delivering your lessons or meetings through the LMS is by using the Video Conferencing tool which is still under construction. This feature will be available soon. The LMS - teacher logged in
Teachers have access to their own user menu which consists of a normal forum. If you are a member of the SLT then you will have access to the SLT Chat Forum as well as the normal chat forum for teachers. Please note that teachers who are not part of the SLT will not have access to the SLT chat Forum. Also students will have only access to their own forum/ The LMS - teacher logged in
Teachers can use the private message service to send messages either to a group of people created in their contacts or individually. The LMS - teacher logged in
Teacher Logged in There is a department section where teachers from different departments can create their own content. SLT can have access to their own data page to edit, add and publish. This page would be only viewed by other teachers. If you would like your own page created please ask ICT Support.
Room Booking System
Student Logged in
Students have access to:
the Private Messaging Service (PMS)
view their own timetable
their own network folder via the Internet
Students have their own user menu related to their cohort.
And other general stuff that can be accessed without having to login.
Student Logged in Student users have access to these options once they are logged in Students have their own MIS User menu which gives them access to their own student timetable.
Student Logged in Student can click on their lesson which takes them to the LMS and view any content for that specific lesson Content for the lesson can be viewed here. They can check for any announcements made or homework for that course They can also video conference into that lesson if available by teacher.
At a recent ‘Open Evening’ the VLE was demonstrated to perspective parents and there was a brilliant response to the parental access, where parents can view their children’s timetables, attendance data and homework and interact with staff.
Parent Logged in
Parents have access to:
their student timetable
Other general stuff that can viewed by the public
Parent Logged in Parents can view the student timetable via the MIS user menu Parents do not have any access to any user menu options Parents can view the student attendance via the MIS user menu
Front Page We are currently redesigning the front page to meet our head teacher’s requirements
http://open.easicop.org/index.php This is currently the VLE website address which you can access, but once this is approved we will change this to be the current website address for the school.
Single Sign on
Single Sign On is currently being discussed and the best methods of implementation researched.
This will give users one login for the VLE that would also then allow them to link to other sites that would normally require another login without signing in again.
Importance of these new services
Offering such education resources via the web based VLE helps to improve their learning skills and communication as youngsters prefer to use the Internet than working from books.
Young people around the world use online services to increase their social lives.
Importance of these new services
If other online services are used by everyone then teachers and students will have the opportunity to use the VLE on a daily basis as part of their school work.
Students and staff can enhance their teaching and learning.
SOA and Web services requirements
Students and Teachers do not have to worry about carrying their homework, books or other paper based work with them to school as all of this can be done on the VLE.
So therefore the use of SOA and web services meets their requirements and minimises the lack of work they carry around with them.
The advantage of increasing this tremendous global opportunity is to share experiences between teachers and students from around the world, the integration between different communities via video conferencing and messaging.
Teachers can share their resources with one another to increase their effectiveness and of their teaching material.
The VLE offers more features so therefore it can result in more interactive and innovative teaching.
Brownhills and Local Community VLE
Another project that we are involved in is the development of the Community VLE .
The current response to this development has been fantastic!
Comments from the Matrix Standards Assessor, Jackie Plass said that…..
Brownhills and Local Community VLE “ this is the way forward and an excellent opportunity for the community to be recognised more. No other places provides such facilities and Brownhills will be the first community to promote these services”.
RSS Feeds We have currently developed an RSS feed from Easicop 2 website which can be fed to the VLE to keep students, parents and teachers aware of any Easicop projects.