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Districts and Charter Schools,Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
April 16, 2015 – In This Issue:
2015April 9 – Progress report posted in the registration system.April 23 – Progress report posted in the registration system.May 8 – End of early calendar courses.May 14 – Final grades for early calendar courses posted in the registration system.May 22 – End of traditional calendar courses.May 28 – Final grades for traditional calendar courses posted in the registration system.
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Current E-lert News
Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for the 2015-2016 school year. This includes registration for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.
For those school registering for the NCVPS Occupational Course of Study co-teaching courses, we encourage you to enroll for courses now that you need even if you don’t know all the students that will need the course. You can always add additional students or drop students before the start of Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters or Yearlong 2015-2016 courses.
If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.
Course Catalog Updates
German is returning to the NCVPS catalog! The North Carolina ITS has decided to allow NCVPS to continue to offer German courses through Oklahoma State University for the 2015-2016 while NCVPS completes the RFP process.
Microsoft’s Sharepoint 2013
Microsoft’s Sharepoint 2013 has been added to our course catalogue for next year. See the details below.
DPI has not released the new allotment totals yet for districts and charter schools. We have started districts and charters with their allotment totals that they had for the 2014 – 2015 school year:
After the North Carolina General Assembly passes the state’s 2015-2016 budget bill, we will adjust the allotment totals. You will likely see an increase in your allotment totals after the adjustment.
If you have any difficulties, please open a ticket at the Virtual Support Center here: http://www.help.ncvps.org/
See how your students are progressing!
We will post an unweighted progress report in the registration system on April 23 for all classes.
Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.
Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number ofintervention strategies for districts and schools to help.
Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.
AP Test for NCVPS Courses
Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.
Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.
This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.
These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket
When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:
- Students first & last name
- ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
- Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.Replying to a Support Center Ticket
Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
- Navigate to Administration
- My Profile settings
- Edit Profile
- Verify or update e-mail
- Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”
- Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
- Click on setting
- Click on Personal Information
- Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
- Scroll to bottom and Submit
Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages
Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:
In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:
Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/
Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/
If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.Tech Requirements
For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS CoursesNCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.Check out our 150+ list of courses here.Vendor Approved Courses
In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.
Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)
- American History 2 – Apex Learning
- American History 2 – Apex Learning
- Civics and Economics – Apex Learning
- French 1 – Edgenuity
- French 2 – Florida Virtual
- Math 3 – Edgenuity
- Psychology – Edgenuity
- Spanish 1 – Edgenuity
- Spanish 1 – Florida Virtual
- Visual Arts – Edgenuity
Professional Learning with NCVPS
The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.
The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.
Sharepoint Added to Catalogue
NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!
View our full course catalog here.
NCVPS Middle School Courses
The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.
View our full course catalog here.
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