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Cbs week 1 13 14

  1. 1. Welcome to Computer and Business Skills Delivered by Clay Virtual Academy CVA Instructor: Mrs. Kathy Sheridan
  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
  4. 4. Meet Your Instructor Mrs. Kathy Sheridan Phone: 904-566-6994 Email:
  5. 5. 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.
  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. ***Introduction of 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 CVA Instructor (Mrs. Sheridan) regarding student motivational and behavioral issues – Communicate with CVA Instructor (Mrs. Sheridan) about student questions
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. 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!
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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