Montana Digital Academy

MTDA Offices closed for teacher conventions this week

Montana Digital Academy offices will be closed on October 16th-17th for the statewide educational professional development conferences.

While our digital classrooms will be open 24/7 during that time, teacher emails may go unanswered until Monday.

Our support desk staff will be limited. Those experiencing technical issues should contact the support desk, support@montanadigitalacademy.org.

High School Original Credit Students: Drop Deadline

A reminder that Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is the final deadline for drops in the Fall 2014 high school original credit program. After Tuesday, students that remain enrolled will be considered committed to the program for the Fall semester. Drop requests received after tomorrow will receive a WF report back to the school for recording on the local transcript.  To drop a course, please see your local high school counselor right away!

Moodle students: things look a little different today!

Good morning from MTDA offices in Missoula!  Moodle students will notice that our classrooms look a little different today.  We have slapped up a coat of virtual paint and made some minor changes, however, the site functions as normal.

If you have any problems, don’t be afraid to put in a support ticket, support (at) montanadigitalacademy.org and we are more than happy to help!

High School Original Credit Starts Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello high school original credit students,
Hello and welcome to the Fall 2014 original credit program at Montana Digital Academy.  We are thrilled that you are joining us for what we hope is a productive and engaging fall semester.
Usernames and Passwords
At of today, all student usernames and passwords have been 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 enrollee 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 2014 semester will start today, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Classes will be open in the virtual classroom by 8am.  It is important that you get up and started this week as there are assignments and expectations for you in the course.  Students that are not logged in and up to pace by the early weeks of the program risk being dropped from the course.
The last day of the program is Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  No assignments will be accepted after 5pm 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/.  Please note that MTDA’s calendar may differ from your local school calendar and you are expected to follow the MTDA calendar for this course.
As part of your first day activities, you will sign a course contract that details the expectations of you in this program.  Please read that carefully.
Remember that our online learning format requires an investment of time: we would expect students to take 3-7 hours per course per week to keep pace, so, be sure you are being careful to plan for enough time to be successful in this course!
Orientation
MTDA has a brief orientation program for students and parents.  You may access our orientation-on-demand program available by clicking here:link.  Included in that video is how and where to login.
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 help contacting an instructor if you are not getting a response.  We want you to be successful in online courses!
Have a GREAT semester!

New Edmentum/Connect CR Interface for Students

Attention all Connect CR students and site facilitators:

Over the weekend, the system that hosts our Connect Credit Recovery system was updated.  The student interface is new and should, over time, prove a more obvious way to click through the curriculum.

Here is a quick graphic that shows you where various pieces of your class are located:

NewEdmentum

The courses otherwise work the same as last week.  If you have any questions or run into problems or errors, please contact the support desk, support (at) montanadigitalacademy.org.

High School Original Credit: Drop Deadline

Attention high school original credit session 2 students:

Today, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, is the deadline for dropping session 2 courses.  Please contact our support desk, support (at) montanadigitalacademy.org to initiate a support.

Courses dropped after today will result in a WF/F report back to your local school for reporting on your report card.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason, jason.neiffer (at) montanadigitalacademy.org or 406-203-1812.

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