You are definitely going to hear this word a LOT and the two most important places you will log in every day are Blackboard and the Online School. This section is going to talk about Blackboard.
Blackboard is what we call a learning management system - ok - wake up - I am not going to bore you with jargon. You can think of Blackboard kind of like our school building.... and when you and your students log in each school day, it is kind of like they are walking through the doors to the building.
Also, when they log into Blackboard, it is as if someone is there with a clipboard marking them off as attending school - blackboard is what captures attendance each day for your child and it is VITAL that they log in daily or else it is kind of like no one marked them “present” for the day if they don’t log in.
From there they can walk down the “halls” to their classes, check out the announcements and news or connect with different clubs or organizations. If you can picture different doors down a school hallway that access different classrooms, and posters on walls, that is kind of like what Blackboard is to PA Virtual.
Many colleges and school districts use Blackboard to connect with their school community and it is a very effective way of getting out announcements, delivering academic assignments and just staying connected with the supports you need and the lifeline of our school.
So stay connected with me to learn more about logging in and getting around YOUR new virtual school “building.”