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Resource guide for online learning during school closure

Here are some instructions and advice on where to go and what to use for online learning. Please let Ms. Nadine know if you have questions and I'll keep adding them to this. 

What must I do first?

Mentor check in

How do I find the work for my course?

The example shown below is for Grade 6 Maths but all other subjects should follow the same process.

moodle courses

3. Go to the school closure tab in your course

 

Moodle course closure tab

4. Find your homeroom or group and click on the discussion topic

 

Closure forum

5. Read the information in the School Closure Forum

It will tell you where to find the work you need to do. You also need to "check in" here for attendance. 

inside closure forum

 

6. Click on the link to the current day or week's work and continue studying in your current unit.

How do I add a picture to Moodle?

How do I use Seesaw?

How do I get IT support?

  1. Please check this page to see if there are things you can resolve yourself
  2. Please switch to Chrome Browser - most of our apps and tools work better on Chrome compared to Safari or Firefox
  3. For questions related to a subject, first contact your subject teacher
  4. For questions related to Moodle or Teams first ask Ms. Nadine, she'll be able to see if it's a course related issue that can be easily resolved or a hardware / IT problem
  5. Make sure you have downloaded TeamViewer before you contact IT support
  6. After you have downloaded TeamViewer please create an IT support ticket 
  7. When IT contacts you please make sure you have the ID and Password ready to share with the person helping you.  (Open Team Viewer App, choose personal use, wait for a while, the ID and password will show up.)

How do I download Teams?

Where do I find Passwords?

Please log into the document below with your WAB email and password. Let us know if there is a password you need not included.

How do I use Epic Books?

I can't sign into Newsela

If you're having trouble signing into Newsela please make sure you're signing into the right place - you must sign in using the TOP box that says "Sign in with Microsoft" it will then take you to your email and password you use for O365.

Microsoft sign in Newselanewsela name

To join a class that a teacher created within Newsela, follow these steps:

  • Ask your teacher for the Class Link or the Class Code.They can find this on their Newsela settings page under the Classes tab. 
  • Join the class with the Class Link or the Class Code. Follow the steps below for the one you are using. As you sign in, you'll see an option to Sign in with Microsoft

Class Link: Go to the Class Link. By following the on-screen instructions to sign in, join the class.

Class Code: Go to newsela.com. On the left side, you will see a line that says “Student? Enter class code.” Enter the Class Code and click the arrow. By following the on-screen instructions to sign in, join the class

Please do NOT make up your own password or sign into the bottom part.
This will create endless problems with sign-in and passwords. 

Netiquette

Please read this very carefully it is a guide to posting to online discussions. 

In addition we would like you to respect the following norms during video chats:

  • Pause before you respond to make sure your classmate or teacher has finished talking
  • Blur your background so that you have privacy while online
  • Ensure that you have someone else in the room with you when talking to a teacher online, this can be a parent, guardian or older sibling.
  • Be polite and kind, respect yourself, respect others and respect the online environment.
  • If you want to call a particular person's attention to something you post, put an @ with their name/email before you post.

Netiquette

How do I read ebooks / audiobooks from Sora?

Do you need a way to access books when an internet connection or mobile app is not available? 

To support this need, we’ve added the option to download titles for offline use at soraapp.com.

Note: This new option is available for students using either Chrome or Firefox. Students will need to download books over an internet connection before reading offline.

How does this work?
When a student visits soraapp.com, we’ll check to see if their browser has enough offline storage to support book downloads. If enough storage is available, soraapp.com will allow students to download books for offline use, just like in the Android and iOS apps. When offline mode is supported, Sora displays “Download settings” in the right menu.

How can students access their downloaded titles offline?
In Chrome, soraapp.com will prompt students to add a shortcut to Sora for an easy way to get back to their downloaded books when offline. Once offline, students can simply open their Sora shortcut and navigate to their Shelf.

Students using Firefox can add a bookmark to soraapp.com and easily return to their downloaded books.
 

How to use Sora on your mobile Device

SORA on your iPhone / Android device

You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library or school. The OverDrive app is available for Android and iOS.

Step 1: 

Download the app from your device's app store.

iTunes (needs a VPN)

Google Play

Step 2:

  • Open the Sora app.  Choose: Find my school.
  • Choose Western Academy of Beijing  
  • Choose either Western Academy of Beijing (for students) or WAB Parent Login
  • Sign in with your WAB login.
    •  Students and staff: Use the part of your email address BEFORE the @wab.edu   (e.g.18ianj)
    •  Parents use your parent portal login email and the password:  wabtiger.

You now have access to the WAB OverDrive / Sora catalogue and can start borrowing books!