eAcademy Startup Instructions

  • Welcome to Fall eAcademy!

    You are on a hidden channel in the eAcademy website. Below are the instructions that will take you through the startup and Orientation pages, all seen on the left navigation menu. Follow step by step, reading in sequence through the information exactly as it is given, and you won't get lost.

Here's What to Do

  • August 19 is the start date for the required eAcademy Orientation, which is completely online and takes a couple of hours. Orientation is not optional (see message below for health) and students who do not complete the Orientation will be removed from the eAcademy program. Please complete the Orientation BEFORE midnight August 21. If you are unable to meet that deadline, you must contact Mr Warner and ask for more time to avoid being removed from the eAcademy program.

    Thursday, August 22 is the start date for your online course, and your required course Zoom meeting(s) with your teacher. Zoom information is below.

    PE and Health Instructions:

    • PE and Health are separate .50 courses. Students can take either PE or Health (or both in summer session only), as advised by their counselor.
    • PE students received a separate email with instructions and must pick up their Polar monitor, complete set up, and have a practice workout uploaded before the August 22 course Zoom meetings. Use the print instructions that came with your Polar monitor. Below in the Zoom section is a link to a special Zoom meeting for setup help. Click here to see a summary of the steps.
    • Health students will get another email on August 22 with special instructions and your login for your health course. (Health is non-physical; there are no workouts for Health.)
    • Startup requirements:
      • PE students must complete the orientation, whether just taking PE, or both PE and health
      • Students taking only Health and no other courses will NOT complete the orientation. Continue reading and follow the instructions that apply to health.

    Here are the steps to complete the required Orientation (all courses except Health), online, on your own:

    1. Continue reading this page of instructions. At the bottom you will be directed to the next page of information.
    2. After reading that page, you will click on the correct button (A) Information For eAcademy Students to continue. Read that page and watch the required 35-minute startup video.
    3. Then continue through the remaining Orientation pages. It takes a couple of hours to read and understand the information.
    4. The last page of the Orientation will ask you to log in to Moodle (where your eAcademy course is found) to take a short quiz demonstrating that you completed the Orientation. The video (step 2 above) tells how to get to Moodle and log in.

    And that's it; it's all in order step by step and if you can follow written instructions you can't get lost.

    Zoom Class Meetings - All Students:

    • August 22 all students will need to attend a required Zoom class meeting on the first day of class with your instructor at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or the additional scheduled time(s). If you have more than one class, please attend one Zoom at the early time and the other at the later time. If you miss your Zoom meeting, you will need to contact your instructor to ask what options there are for makeup. Do not contact Mr Warner. Your instructor’s information can be found in your Moodle course.
    • Links for all class Zoom meeting days and times are on a single page which will be complete by August 22. Click here for Zoom links (See the schedule; a couple of meetings have a date or time change.) Please put a reminder in your phone so you don't miss your meeting.
    • Parents are encouraged and welcome to sit with their student and listen in on the Zoom meeting. However, parents should not Zoom in as a participant in course Zoom meetings.

    Summary: 

    The online startup and Orientation are very detailed and contain all the information you need to get started in your course. Your success depends on your ability to read and follow written instructions – a fundamental skill that is crucial to being an online student. A hint before you move on - use Chrome or Firefox only, no other browsers. We wish you luck and a great semester!

Please Continue

  • You are now ready to go on to the next button on the navigation menu.

Parent Notes

  • Parents,

    We encourage parents to review the startup web pages and watch the startup information video, just as students do. Here are some other hints:

    • Teachers will have Zoom meetings with students. Parents are welcome to sit with their students during these meetings and listen in, but parents should not Zoom in as participants. Only the course startup Zoom meeting is required. Subsequent course Zooms will be for student reviews, question sessions, discussions, etc, but optional.
    • There are no live lectures or classroom hours.
    • Courses are graded and there is a timeline of due dates published in each course. Students may work offline and do not have to be in Moodle every day. Students may work ahead.
    • Student course gradebooks are in their course, not StudentVue or ParentVue. Students should check their course gradebook regularly for grades and teacher feedback. Parents can see grades by sitting with the student while they log in and looking at the gradebook together.
    • There is a required PE safety acknowledgment that must be completed by the student AND a parent/guardian. Your PE student will have instructions, and you can find them by clicking the link on the PE Advisory page on the left menu.
    • Configuring the Polar monitors for PE is a detailed process. Click here for complete instructions if needed to support your student.
    • Students should self-advocate and make contacts with their instructor and eAcademy and not ask parents to email on their behalf. Students are encouraged to CC their parents in emails. Certainly, parents can email the instructor or eAcademy with sensitive or confidential information or questions as needed.
    • We have created a page of expectations for parents. Click here to see that page