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What is eChalk? eChalk’s unique online learning environment provides your school with its own electronic “town square” where teachers, students, administrators, and parents can… COMMUNICATE COLLABORATE CONNECT …together.
As a student, eChalk enables you to: Stay in touch with teachers and other students regarding class work. Keep informed about upcoming school and classroom homework, assignments, projects, upcoming events, etc. Store homework files and project materials for easy access from any computer connected to the Internet.
Using Your Online eChalk Community Your school’s homepage will feature important school news and announcements, upcoming events, faculty information, and school resources. SCHOOL
Using Your Online eChalk Community Your teachers use eChalk Class Pages to provide anytime, anywhere access to homework assignments, project requirements, class materials, and announcements. CLASSES
Using Your Online eChalk Community eChalk even enables your school’s PTA, library, student clubs, teams, and academic departments to participate in your online community using eChalk Group Pages. GROUPS
Let’s Go! 1st Time Login ACCEPT user policy CREATE new password FINISH 1 2 3 Go to our school Web site: http://______________________________ Enter your username and temporary password to complete your… Be sure to write down your username and email address. Make sure you remember the new password you created!
Your eChalk Community MY EMAIL MY ACCOUNT MY CLASSES MY SCHOOL Logged in and ready to go? Let’s explore the four main navigation areas you will use everyday as an eChalk student.
All email addresses have a similar format. eChalk Email MY EMAIL With eChalk you have an email address you may use at your school. Mailbox Name. Usually some form of the person’s name, but sometimes a nickname. Domain Name. The organization that is hosting the email account. The domain name usually refers to either the person’s employer, or any of a number of large Email providers such as Hotmail or AOL. email@example.com What is your eChalk Email address?
Complete the following tasks within your My Email area. eChalk Email MY EMAIL > Inbox You receive and read email in your Inbox. When you want to send an email to someone, click on Write Mail. To browse through your other email folders, click on Folders. 1.Open and read the message from Torrance Robinson by clicking on the blue Subject header. 2.Delete this email. 3.Write an email to your teacher. Hint: Use the Find Members link. 4.Empty your Deleted Mail folder. For more email activities and information, review pages 8-14 in the “Welcome to eChalk: A Guide for Students”
For more information, review pages 15-16 in the “Welcome to eChalk: A Guide for Students” Storing Files in eChalk MY ACCOUNT The My Account>Files area is your online file storage space or, “digital locker”. It allows you to store application files, such as Microsoft Word documents, spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations. You can access your files from any computer that is connected to the Internet. 1.Open the.jpg file on your My Files page. 2.Delete this image from your My Files area.
For more information, review pages 16-17 in the “Welcome to eChalk: A Guide for Students” Storing Files in eChalk MY ACCOUNT Have a favorite Website? Store that Website’s address (or “URL”) in eChalk. Your My Account>Bookmarks area allows you to keep those links in one place that you can access from any computer with access to the Internet. 1.Add a favorite or helpful Web site to your Bookmarks area.
My eChalk Classes MY CLASSES Finding your classes in eChalk is easy. Simply click on the My Classes button to view your complete list of classes on one page. Click on a link to visit that class homepage.
My eChalk Classes CLASS HOMEPAGE The class homepage allows you to view class announcements, homework assignments, online resources, to participate in class discussions over the Internet.
My eChalk Classes CLASS CALENDAR The calendar displays a monthly view of all homework assignments, projects, and due dates for a class. Select “All Classes” in the View Another Class list to see assignments from all of your classes on one page. Read an assignment description by clicking on the link. View another class calendar, or a monthly view of all classes. Use the red arrows to change the monthly view.
My eChalk Classes The eChalk Homework DropBox Turn in your homework online using eChalk! Your teacher will post assignments on your eChalk Class Page and enable the eChalk Homework DropBox. Look for the Homework DropBox icon.
My eChalk Classes The eChalk Homework DropBox Look for the Submit Assignment button to turn in your homework, project reports, or other assignments.
My eChalk Classes CLASS MEMBERS Use the members page of your class to email your teacher and classmates. **Contact your school’s Site Manager or check your school’s Student- Safe™ Email policy. Email members of your class as a group or as individuals.**
My School View School News and Events! Find out what’s going on at your school! View school announcements, the school calendar, and participate in online discussions. Use the Find Members tool to locate and email other teachers and students in your school. Make sure you click each checkbox and click the Next button at the bottom of the page.
Questions? Remember--eChalk is completely Web-based; you can access your eChalk account from any computer with Internet access! Any questions or problems? Contact our school’s eChalk Site Manager, ___(name and email)___ with any questions. Email eChalk Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org@echalk.com Don’t forget your username and password.