Welcome to the Fall 2015 High School Original Credit Program from MTDA!

Hello DudeHello and welcome to the Fall 2015 original credit program at Montana Digital Academy.  We are thrilled that you are joining us for what we hope is a productive and engaging spring semester.
We’d like to direct your attention to some important information related to our program’s start and where you can go for more information and help.
Usernames and Passwords
As 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 2015 semester will start today, Monday, August 31, 2015.  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 right away!  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 13, 2016  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” MondayFriday, 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 4-7 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 in Missoula 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!  We want to help you be an online learning rock star!

Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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