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Cbs welcome to week 1 ppt

  1. 1. Welcome to Computer and Business Skills Delivered by Clay Virtual Academy Mrs. Wadsworth
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. 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.”
  4. 4. Meet Your Teacher Mrs. Debbie Wadsworth • Being a military brat, I moved around quite a bit during my education career. I attended seven schools before graduating high school. To say the least, I was exposed to many different teaching styles and teaching personalities. I believe that experience made me much more adapt to change and embrace newness in my life. • I love to learn and improve the effectiveness of the learning environment. I believe Virtual Learning is an innovative learning environment that allows each course to be customized to each student. Anytime, anywhere, any path! Being involved with Clay Virtual Academy is a dream and I look forward to learning more innovative measures to delivering education to our students • I am married and have 2 children (1 son & 1 daughter) and 2 crazy yellow labs. I love being outdoors and being active. 904-413-1187 **I will be available by phone or email and we will set up some virtual classrooms very soon 
  5. 5. The Role of the CVA Teacher • A CVA teacher is available in ways that are different than a traditional classroom teacher. • You can contact your CVA teacher by email, phone or you may be invited to a Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) session. • A CVA teacher is also a facilitator, guiding you through the lessons.
  6. 6. 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. Please take the time to know and respect your VLL Assistant.
  7. 7. 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 teacher regarding student motivational and behavioral issues – Communicate with teacher about student questions
  8. 8. 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 Teacher
  9. 9. 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 Teacher
  10. 10. Required Supplies • 1 folder with prongs & pockets or ½ in. notebook • Notebook Paper • Personal Headphones – optional – only if you prefer to have your own.
  11. 11. 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 teacher requires additional attempts on assignments, complete as soon as possible. • Ask questions, get clarification!
  12. 12. 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 course.
  13. 13. Logging on the Computer • Username = your 6 digit student ID number (your lunch number) • Default Password = Student1314 • Once you are logged on hold down CTRL+ALT+Delete • Choose “Change Password”, You will need to reenter: • Your “old password” which is Student1314 • Your “new password” twice (See next slide for the password formula to follow)
  14. 14. LET’S ALL TRY LOGGING IN – RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY My New Password will be….. • First three letters of my last name • The FIRST letter MUST be CAPITALIZED! • Next, I use my birth month and birth date MMDD form • Ex: if my birthday is June 13, I would use 0613 • Put a zero at the end • Example: Wad 1121 0 or Wad11210 • WRITE YOUR PASSWORD IN YOUR NOTEBOOK!!!!!
  15. 15. Logging 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 the student’s school password that was just created. Please note: Login and Password are identical for computer and Bb
  16. 16. Next click on the My Clay Content Tab and find your course: CVA – Computer & Business Skills (Wadsworth) – Semester 1 Begin your expedition! Welcome to Clay Virtual Academy
  17. 17. A Typical Day in the Virtual Learning Lab… STEP 1: Go to and login to Bb. STEP 2: Read any announcements in the Bb course and take note of important notices. STEP 3: Click on the Launchpad: OdysseyWare button on the left menu. That button will open a new window in Mozilla Firefox and take you to a sign in page. STEP 4: Type in your 6 digit student number for your username and password and hit login. STEP 5: Check your messages and address any issues that need to be addressed STEP 6: Look at the section Actions and click on the lesson with the closest due date (If there is only one lesson listed, click on that lesson). That lesson will open in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox. If you want to go back to Blackboard you need to click on the Blackboard tab. STEP 7: When class time is close to the end, log out of Odysseyware and log out of Blackboard.
  18. 18. Now you are ready! Begin your journey of online learning and make it successful! You have the choice 