Technology Tips and Resources for Student Learning

While we continue to navigate our new reality of at-home learning and virtual classrooms and meetings, we know that there may be questions. Whether you're using Google Classroom, Brightspace, Google Meet, Zoom or another platform, we want to provide some guidance and resources to help you along the way.The information below is intended to provide additional information beyond what would be provided/available by the teacher to support with student learning at this time.

 

Please use the information and resources on this page to assist you in this virtual environment.

google classroom Google Classroom

To access the Google Classroom your child will need their:
  • SMCDSB email address
  • Password
  • Classroom Code

Need Help with Google Classroom?

brightspace Brightspace                                

To access Brightspace your child will need their:
  • SMCDSB email address
  • Password

Need Help with Brightspace?

Quick Tips

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Google Meet being used for my child's learning?

If you are unfamiliar with Google Meet, parents and guardians are encourage to learn more about the platform with the Guardian's Guide to Google Meet.

How do I access a WebEx meeting that has been given to me?

Some classrooms may use Cisco Webex, which is similar to Zoom. Please download Cisco Webex onto your device in advance.  

https://www.webex.com/downloads.html

How do I use Captions in another language in Google Meet?

If English is not your first language, you may want to translate Google Meet captions into another language. Please see the help document for instructions.

What translation tools are available to access learning in my own language?

Please see the translation resources below to help you access your child's learning:

 

Who Can I Contact For Help?

Accessing my (my child’s) class, course, assignments:

  • The student’s classroom teacher


Issues about my child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) programming:

  • The student’s classroom teacher 


Concerns about my child’s mental health and well being:

We encourage families to review and access the mental health resources available when needed, including:


Issues related to accessing a device or other remote learning issues:

  • School Principal or Vice Principal