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Remote Learning

IMPORTANT UPDATES

September 16, 2020 - Follow-up Letter RE Opt-Out Dates 




Welcome to our remote learning webpage!

Bluewater District School Board offers remote learning throughout the 2020-2021 school year for families that have opted for this mode of learning.  The remote schools, both elementary and secondary, will provide remote learning in both a synchronous and asynchronous manner. Please see the Ministry of Education memo on requirements for remote learning, PPM 164, and our Return to School Program and Instruction Q and A for more information.

Resources, information, and instructions will be posted here on an ongoing basis as we move forward with our plan for remote learning.  If your child requires assistance with technology and/or internet access, then please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here to view our co-principals' message and for contact information.

We are now on Facebook!  Visit, like, and follow our new Facebook page for BWDSB Remote School.Facebook

Resources

It is recommended that you view the video link below, "How to access the vLE" (under General Use), for instructions before accessing Bluewater District School Board's Remote Learning vLE (virtual learning) portal below.  Once you have viewed the video, click on the following icon to access the Brightspace (vLE) portal:

Remote Learning vLE

Please click on the icons below for information regarding remote learning:

Brightspace Portfolio Instructions

Using Brightspace Portfolio (Family Device Mode):  https://youtu.be/8g7qtjm8x6c (ideal for multiple users in one home)

Using Brightspace Portfolio (My Device Mode):  https://youtu.be/VV-SECZCGls (ideal for homes with one user)


Videos - Getting Started

General Use

How to access the vLE:  https://youtu.be/TiDkgiVwnUE

**IMPORTANT FOR HOMES WITH MORE THAN ONE STUDENT**

How to access the vLE with multiple users:  https://youtu.be/TcaJNg-DpFI

USEFUL TIPS:
  • Use two different browsers for two children (suggestion: Firefox and Chrome)
  • Use private browser or incognito mode within one browser to avoid automatic login (these features can be found in the upper right corner of your browser)
How to download O365 Suite:  https://youtu.be/eqgiCZeCxM4

How to access O365 (Outlook) for BWDSB students:  https://youtu.be/Y67_KwX1X6o

How to upload email photos from your iPhone:  https://youtu.be/VsZmVnIKQlc

How to send content from iPhone to OneNote:  https://youtu.be/HTwOokdQt8Y

How to create notifications to be alerted when content on your student’s course shell has been updated:  https://youtu.be/wDHUlcZghfA


Submitting Work


Adding a file to your assignment submission in Brightspace:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWQoLR-mV_I


Accessibility

How to add Read Aloud to your Chrome or Firefox browser:  https://youtu.be/oD0EWHyr4_E


Additional Resources

Please click on the icons below for our Q and A as well as additional resources related to our continuous learning plan:

Code of Conduct during Remote Learning


Ministry of Education Resources

To assist with the continuity of learning, the provincial government has launched the Learn at Home online portal, which includes several resources developed by Ontario educators for students at all grade levels.  Click on the link below:

Learn at Home
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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