Getting Started with GAVS

Fall 2013


Please review the information below. The Adobe Chat walks new students through the welcome information, and some aspects of the course. The Course Navigation video shows you how to get from one place to the next in your course.

My Welcome Adobe Chat

Students & Parents,

You can watch this video to learn more about my course, learn how to navigate the course, and find answers to some commonly asked questions. This session contains a LOT of valuable information. * This is Mrs. Gardner's chat, but the information can be applied to other courses.

Course Navigation Video

This is my personal video explaining how to navigate our course. Please watch this before beginning your coursework. Extra D2L help sessions will also be available. That schedule is posted below this video. * This is a sample English course, but the information can be applied to other courses.


D2L Help Sessions - Learning Online Course Navigation

Georgia Virtual School will have D2L Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 3 at 11AM

Thursday, September 5 at 7PM

Tuesday, September 17 at 11AM

Thursday, September 19 at 7PM

You will join by entering the meeting as a Guest. Your username is your first and last name. Here is the link to join each D2L Session:

Adobe D2L Help Classroom

Urgent Needs

Keep my phone number & email address in a place that is easy to reach. If you have a special circumstance, please let me know. Here are some situations that might merit an immediate contact:

* Medical situation (hospitalization, extreme sickness, injury): Contact me BEFORE a due date if you have been too sick to complete work. Please note that a note from the doctor may be required to authorize any extensions for sickness.

* Technology emergency: Please notify me BEFORE a due date if you experience a technology issue. If you lose power, get kicked out of a test, have a computer crash, or other extreme situation, please let me know immediately. We understand that these things happen, but also expect students to have a back-up plan for technology issues. Plan to use a computer at school, the library, a friend or family member's computer, etc.

* General Assignment/Course Questions: These are best answered by email, but feel free to call me as well.