Remote Learning Technology Support

Limestone Learning Foundation

Remote learning is delivered through our Learning Management Systems: Microsoft Teams and Minds Online. The resources below provide instructions for students and families on using these online learning tools.

Limestone Technology Policies & Procedures

The use of technology in the classroom is governed by Administrative Procedure 351: The Use of Electronic Communication, Social Media, and Mobile Devices by Students, the classroom teacher, and is dependent on the activities occurring in class. Students will see more teachers incorporate more digital resources into some of their lessons. 

Please view all technology Policies and Procedures

Student requires a computer or internet access for remote learning

It is recommended that you have access to a device that has a working camera and microphone so that you can participate during virtual meetings.  A Chromebook, Laptop (PC or Mac), Desktop Computer or tablet/iPad are all suitable devices. 

If you do not have access to a device, y
ou will be able to pick it up from your former home school or the nearest LDSB school to your home.  Pick-up times have been arranged on Friday, September 3rd (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, September 7th (regular school hours). Please go to the main entrance of the school and advise the staff that you are there to pick up technology for EVS. The school will connect personal information to track the device's location and provide you with log-in information.

Internet access will be provided to students who are learning remotely and do not currently have access (where service is available).  If you do not have access to internet, please reach out to the Elementary or Secondary Virtual school at 613-336-8991 who will work with you to coordinate a suitable solution if required.  

Email and Account Login information

LDSB Students are provided a Limestone Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Email account (username@limestone.on.ca) and password. The district uses a single sign-on approach - students have one login (username@limestone.on.ca) and password to access Outlook email, Microsoft Teams, Google, and Minds Online.

Students in Grades SK-6 can send and receive email internally and students in Grades 7-12 can send and receive email external to the Limestone domain. 

If your student does not know how to access their account or password, please contact ITS support centre at 613-417-3559 during the week. Alternatively they can contact their teacher who will assist in resetting their password.

Visit How to access Outlook Email (pdf)

 

Microsoft Teams

Step 1: Download and Install Microsoft Teams Application
Microsoft Teams is best experienced by using the client/app version which is available for Windows, Mac, and iOS. Only web version is available for Chromebooks and Android.


Step 2: Sign into our teams

Step 3: 
Get started in your class teams
When students have been added to a class, they will receive an outlook email to access that class.

Step 4: Join a class meeting

Step 5: 
View and navigate your assignments

Step 6: Use Class Notebook in Teams

Learn how to use Microsoft Teams 

Minds Online

  How to Logging:  
  Elementary (4:20video)| Secondary (4:20video)
  Course Overview (5:17video)
  Using the App (2:18video)
  Downloading Documents (2:05video)
  Submitting Assignments (2:38video)
  Checking Feedback (1:06video)

Students requiring further technical assistance

Ask your homeroom teacher, or contact our Learning at Home support team via email (preferred) or telephone:

EMAIL (preferred):    learningathome@limestone.on.ca
-When emailing include as much information as possible about the issue (errors, device information, screenshots, etc.), as well as the user (name or username, school, etc.), and a telephone number we can reach you at.

PHONE:  613 417 3559
HOURS:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


Please visit this site for LDSB online learning resources.

Please visit this site for more information on the Ontario Learn At Home initiative.

Attendance Reporting: 613-817-9322

Student Registration: 613-817-9322 

EVS General Email: virtualk8@limestone.on.ca 

EVS Twitter: @LDSBVirtualElem


Home Router Tips - refer to the router manufacturer's user guide for complete instructions:

Tip #1 - Setup your home wifi to have a password in order to connect to it. This will help prevent intruders or neighbors from easily using your internet or accessing your network. You can also look at hiding the Network Name that shows on people's devices, otherwise known as the SSID. 

Tip # 2 - Change the default administrator password to your home router. The default password out of the box is easy to guess and someone could hack into the router and make changes to lock you out.

Tip # 3 - Keep your router software (firmware) up to date. Routers, just like computers, can have security vulnerabilities. The manufactures release software updates for their routers to fix any bugs or issues.

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