Montana Digital Academy

10/18/2017: MTDA Closed for Statewide Professional Development

Announcement

Hello from MTDA offices in Missoula!

Per our academic calendars, MTDA will be closed October 19-20, 2017, for the statewide professional development and teacher conference week.  Closed means that:

  • The MTDA offices in Missoula are closed until 8 am, Monday, October 23, 2017.
  • The MTDA support desk will be lightly monitored for emergencies.  Helpdesk services will be fully active again at 8 am, Monday, October 23, 2017.
  • 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.

Thank you!

 

MTDA Outage Notification – Friday, 8/15, 8pm

Be advised: GeniusSIS will have a planned outage on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8 pm Mountain. During that time, Genius will be unavailable and thus, all MTDA systems should be considered inaccessible.

We don’t anticipate the outage to last more than 2 hours. All systems should be functional by 10 pm.

Please contact support, support@montanadigitalacademy.org, if you have any questions!

09/5/2017: High School Original Credit Courses Start Today

Good morning from the MTDA offices at the University of Montana in Missoula!

The MTDA Fall 2017 High School Original Credit program starts today, Tuesday, September 5, 2017!  Courses opened at 8 am this morning and we hope you are as excited to get started as we are excited to work with you this fall!

We sent out an important email to all students yesterday afternoon with information about getting logged in and started.  If you didn’t receive that email, the important bits appear below.  It is important that you get up and started ASAP!

Usernames and Passwords

As of the day of enrollment, all student usernames and passwords were emailed to students. If you do not have your username and password, please contact the MTDA help desk at support@montanadigitalacademy.org. If you are a past student at MTDA, a new username will NOT be emailed to you, and you should use your existing login and password. If you don’t remember that login, please contact the help desk.

Program Dates

Our original credit Fall 2017 semester starts tomorrow, September 5, 2017. Classrooms will be open by 8 am tomorrow morning! It is important that you get up and started this week as there are assignments and expectations for you in the course due soon. Students that are not logged in and up to pace by week’s end risk being dropped from the course so don’t delay your start! Remember, MTDA runs its own academic calendar, so, we may differ from your local school’s calendar.

The last day of the program is Friday, January 19, 2018. No assignments will be accepted after 5 pm on that day.

Although the virtual classrooms are open for access and student work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our classes are considered “in session” Monday-Friday, per our academic calendar located at http://montanadigitalacademy.org/programs/mtda-academic-calendars/.

Orientation

MTDA has a brief orientation program for students and parents. You may access our orientation-on-demand program available by clicking here: http://mtda.link/fall17orientation. That program includes information on how and where to log in.

Need Help?

Throughout the semester, please don’t be afraid to contact your instructor for help as soon as you run into problems. Additionally, you may contact the MTDA help desk at support@montanadigitalacademy.org for technical support, or assistance contacting an instructor if you are not getting a response. We want you to be successful in your MTDA course!

Have a GREAT semester! We are honored to serve you and hope you will call on us right away if you experience any issues!

 

MTDA Offices Closed for Independence Day

Attention all users: Per our academic calendar, MTDA offices are closed from July 1 to July 4 for Independence Day.  During that time, teachers will be delayed in returning emails and the office staff will not be available.

MTDA staff will lightly monitor the MTDA helpdesk, however, users should expect to receive answers on July 5th, when offices reopen.

Online classrooms will remain open during the entire break.

We wish you and yours a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

MTDA CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Attention all users:

Montana Digital Academy’s offices will be closed from 5:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017, until 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2017, at 8 am.  During that time, there will be no teacher services or help desk services available.

Please send any questions to the support desk, support@montanadigitalacademy.org.  Questions and concerns will be answered when the offices open on Tuesday.

SPRING 2017 ORIGINAL CREDIT FINAL EXAMS

ATTENTION MTDA Students!!

MTDA Spring 2017 Original Credit Semester Finals will be administered May 23-25, 2017. Final exams must be taken on one of these dates, without exception. Thursday, May 25, 2017 is the last day of Spring 2017 semester.  Semester finals should be complete by 5pm on Thursday. The date of final exams cannot be changed.

Please locate your class(es): Exam Proctor Information.  If your course has a YES in the proctored final column, you will need to take your exam in the presence of a local proctor. That person will have the password for your exam and any other important exam instructions.

Arranging for a proctor and time to take your exam is your responsibility.  The exam time arranged by you and your proctor must take place on May 23rd, 24th, or 25th. Your proctor can be a school administrator, counselor, site facilitator, or other school personnel. It may not be a parent or another student. Start this process now, as it is not something you want to leave until the last minute! Make sure you know far ahead of time who your proctor will be and the best date/time to take your exam.

If your course has a NO in the proctored final column, you may still have a semester exam for your course, but a proctor is not required. See your course page and instructor for more information and announcements.

4/12/2017: MTDA Moving to a New Helpdesk Platform

Attention all students, facilitators, and parents: On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, MTDA will be moving to a new helpdesk platform.  We will make the transition throughout the day.  MTDA staff doesn’t expect any disruption in service or and issues for end users.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Neiffer, MTDA Assistant Director/Curriculum Director, at 405-203-1812 or jason.neiffer (at) montanadigitalacademy.org.

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