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Getting Started With 27J Online (Edu 2 0)


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A document for users who are new to 27J Online and the Edu 2.0 LMS.

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Getting Started With 27J Online (Edu 2 0)

  1. 1. Getting Started with Edu 2.0 Learning Management System • What is Edu 2.0? It is a learning management system (LMS) that we will be using to host 27JOnline professional development opportunities and enhancements, as well as online options for teachers in classrooms. 27J Online is a professional development initiative that hopes to build capacity in 27J for increased online educational interaction through the use of fully online courses, hybrid experiences and web- enhanced workshops, as well as virtual spaces for groups throughout the district to communicate and collaborate. An LMS is an environment equipped with a variety of tools to facilitate learning. Edu 2.0 is the LMS we will be using in 27J to establish systems and structures for online learning. • Account Creation: Your user account will be created in Edu 2.0 using an export from Active Directory (our account management service at the district level). For security purposes, passwords will be standardized at first, rather than using your district passwords. Since the information will be stored on Edu 2.0’s servers (rather than 27J’s) please use a different password from your network login. • Login Instructions: You will receive an email message from the Edu 2.0 system (please do not reply to it): By clicking the link within the email, you will be directed to Student Achievement Forum and Online Learning Portal ( and prompted to login: By entering the username and password provided by the email, you will be prompted to change their password. If you forget your password, retrieve it by clicking the “Forgot?” link. • Account Type: You will be entered into the system as a “Student,” as this access will allow you to take courses and join groups in 27JOnline. Should someone need access to facilitate a group or teach a course; it is very easy to add additional roles to user accounts (e.g. Student Teacher). • Existing Users: All of our secondary (6-12) schools have been created in Edu 2.0 and some of our teachers and staff have started using the system. Since the structure of
  2. 2. Edu 2.0 is school-based, we have created all of the secondary schools and one “school” for 27JOnline. What this means on the user-end is that users will have two different accounts – one for accessing individual schools and another for accessing 27JOnline. If you have already created an account and used your first name/last initial (ijones) another account will be created using the reverse (jonesi). You can discriminate between the two sites by the banner at the top of the page once you log in. Individual schools will be responsible for populating and maintaining their own sites; but we request that one of the two naming conventions be used. • Course Enrollment: When you are enrolled in a course/group by the facilitator (this is the way we will start using the system), you will be sent another email. It is very important that you not respond to this email. It informs you that you are enrolled in a course and should navigate to to access it: *The reason the above link does not work is because this is just a copy of the message that was sent to your Edu 2.0 message inbox. By default, messages sent to your Edu 2.0 inbox are copied to your email (typically you should delete them, but they do come in handy so that you can monitor activity in your Edu 2.0 courses/groups – messages come as announcements are made, resources are added, lessons are assigned, etc.). If this becomes cumbersome for you, you can turn this feature off by navigating to your message center and turning off message copying: After logging in with your username and password, you’ll click the “Learn” tab to see a list of courses/groups in which you are enrolled:
  3. 3. You “enter” your course/group by clicking the link: After you enter the course/group, you’ll see more tabs that will link you to course/group content, calendar, discussion forums and collaborative tools that your facilitator has included: *As we move forward, we will provide other options for enrolling in courses/groups (e.g. allowing you to enroll in some courses/groups that are interesting to you. For now, it is the responsibility of the facilitator to enroll course/group members.