Classes (students)

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This is a step by step quick start guide for students who need access to a class.

Step 1 - Creating an Account

Select "student" as your account type.

You can access your classes from various entry points including your teacher's home page. We will use as an example:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on (signup.gif) on top-right corner.
  3. Select Student as your account type.
  4. Create your login name and password.
  5. Go to the next page and follow the instructions.

Step 2 - Joining Your Class

Class join screen. This is the page to join a class. You will need to enter the Class ID and Access Code.

Please ask your teacher for the Class ID and Access Code first. Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to and login.
  2. Select classroom from the top menu and join class from submenu.
  3. Enter the Class Id and Access Code that your teacher gave you, as well as your student ID.
  4. Press click to join.

Step 3 - Accessing a Class Website

Student's class website menus.

Each classroom has its own website where you can access the home page, messages, calendar, syllabus, teams, coursework and assignments, documents, and your grades.

  1. Select classroom then classes from the top menu.
  2. Click on the class title to open its website.

Using the class message board

  • What you can do:
    • You can send messages to your entire class, your teams (not other teams), or your teacher.
    • You can discuss your grades with your teacher confidentially.
    • You can discuss a particular coursework with the entire class.
    • You can send an anonymous posting to the entire class.
  • What you cannot do:
    • As a student, you CANNOT send direct messages to other students.
    • You CANNOT send or receive messages to the outside world or to people that you don't know.

For more information about the features of our message board, go to Features of Message Center.

How to access class message board

  1. Go to the class website.
  2. Select class discussions from the left side menu.

How to receive class messages via email

You can set your account to receive a copy of incoming messages via email:

  1. Select My Account on top right.
  2. Select Email Alerts (alarmclock.gif) from the left side menu.
  3. Check the option you like for receiving message alerts.
  4. Press [save].

For more detailed instructions on using our message board, go to message board.

Coursework and Assignments

Students can submit different file types from the online submission page.

How to access coursework and assignments

  1. Go to class website.
  2. Select coursework from the left side menu.
  3. Click on the coursework title to open.

How to submit your assignments and coursework

  1. Go to class website.
  2. Select coursework from the left side menu.
  3. If your teacher allows online submission, click on the submit (document_out.gif) button next to the assignment.
  4. Follow the instructions.

Receiving email alerts before due dates

You can receive daily or weekly alerts of upcoming due dates via email. To set you email alerts, do the following:

  1. Select My Account on top right.
  2. Select Email Alerts (alarmclock.gif) from the left side menu
  3. Check the options to receive daily or weekly alerts.
  4. Press [save].

How to check your grades

Student Gradebook shows grades received for a class, time stamp of assignment submission, graded rubrics, comments from a teacher, and links to detailed information and messaging.

You can simply select grades from the class website to view your grades.

To see your graded rubric, click on the rubric icon (rubric.gif) next to your grade.

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