Montana Digital Academy

Spring 2017 Enrollment for High School Original Credit and Middle School Multi-Language Sampler

Hello from MTDA offices in Missoula!

MTDA has moved open enrollment for the Spring 2017 High School Original Credit and Middle-School Multi-Language Sampler to the week of December 5, 2016.  MTDA staff is currently evaluating available resources and staffing for the spring program and will be able to take enrollments and announce availability then.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Neiffer, MTDA Assistant Director/Curriculum Director, at jason.neiffer (at) montanadigitalacademy.org.

Thanks!

Montana Digital Academy closed for statewide professional development

Announcement

Hello from MTDA offices in Missoula!

Per our academic calendars, MTDA will be closed October 20-21, 2016, for the statewide professional development and teacher conference week.  Closed means that:

  • The MTDA offices in Missoula are closed until 8am, Monday, October 24, 2016.
  • The MTDA support desk will only be lightly monitored for emergencies.  Helpdesk services will be active again at 8am, Monday, October 24, 2016.
  • Teachers are not expected to answer emails during the break, however, some/many will likely track email.
  • The online classrooms will remain open, 24/7.

 

9/26/2016: Credit Recovery Progress Report Available

Available again this fall, MTDA has a weekly progress report available to sites that utilize our credit recovery program.  The report is not automatically generated and first-time credit recovery support staff need to schedule an appointment with MTDA staff to discuss how to read and interpret the data.

If you are interested in receiving the weekly report, please contact the MTDA staff via the help desk, support@montanadigitalacademy.org.

9/26/2016: High School Original Credit Announcement

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, represents the final drop deadline for the Fall 2016 semester.  Local facilitators are responsible for putting drop requests into the MTDA student information system.  Directions on how to do so appear in our facilitator handbook.  A convenient short link to the click-by-click is available here:http://mtda.link/droprequest.

Dropping students that are inactive, no longer in your school, or transferred to a face-to-face program is extremely important to conserve limited MTDA resources as all students that stay in the program past the add/drop period incur program costs.  We rely on you for your assistance here.  Thank you!

After the drop deadline, students that drop the program should receive an appropriate designation on their local transcript.

Friday, September 23, 2016: Support email down; please use the online form

Attention

Attention MTDA local schools and teachers:

The MTDA support desk email address, support@montanadigitalcademy.org, is currently down.  We have connected with vendors to resolve the issue but do not have an estimate on when it will be resolved.

Please defer support tickets to our online form: http://support.montanadigitalacademy.org.  Ticket responses will be slowed today until our systems are up and going.

September 6th: High School Original Credit Opens; Username and Password Information

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Hello from the MTDA offices at the University of Montana in Missoula!  Our teachers and staff have been working throughout the weekend to put final touches on our Fall 2016 classes and we are open for business!  Courses are open at 8am today and we’re ready for students.

For those new to facilitating and assisting students locally, please note that usernames and passwords are sent directly to students via email, both at the time of program registration AND in their course enrollment email.  If you have a student that doesn’t have a username and password, there are instructions in the site facilitator handbook on how to look up usernames and reset passwords.  This is a short link to that information: http://mtda.link/resetpassword.

Our experience is clear: getting up and started on time is extraordinarily important to student success in this format.  Please do all you can to assist students in getting up and running.  Let us know how we can help!

High School Original Credit: Open Enrollment Closed; Most Classes Still Have Spaces Available

Hello from the Montana Digital Academy offices in Missoula!   As previously announced, open enrollment ended on our “Guaranteed Enrollment Deadline” on September 1, 2016.  However, we have added sections to as many courses as possible to keep enrollments open.  A list of open classes appears at this link: HERE.  The list is updated in real time.  Enrollment in open courses is first come, first served.  We are unable to reserve spots.

The final deadline for enrollment is Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 6pm.  We do want to caution you that students starting late in the program often experience trouble getting caught up to speed.  We ask that you assist the student and MTDA teacher by pushing that student to get logged in right away and completing assignments.

If you have any questions, help is just an email (support@montanadigitalacademy.org) or phone call (406-203-1812) away!

September 1st: High School Original Credit Guaranteed Enrollment Deadline is Today!

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Good morning from Missoula!

Remember, today, September 1, 2016, is the guaranteed enrollment deadline for high school original credit courses.

What does “guaranteed enrollment” mean?  At the end of the day today, MTDA staff will section off all original credit courses and secure appropriate staffing for the courses.  Starting tomorrow, MTDA may continue to have open slots in courses, but, once they fill, no additional slots are available for enrollment, no matter the circumstance.  We may receive drops in courses, however, MTDA has no fair means of keeping a “waiting list,” so, you will need to monitor the open course list and enroll if slots open.

The absolute final deadline for enrollment is Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  However, past data suggests that students that start late in their online course do not do as well as those that start their course on time.

Please contact the MTDA offices if you have any questions!

Have a great day!