We are excited about our partnership with you and look forward to helping you grow your online school program. We have many resources already in place to help you get started and begin enrolling students quickly. In this article, we address the most critical steps that you must take to establish your online account by adding students to the system, ordering courses, paying fees, and monitoring student progress.
STEP 1: Add Students to the SystemThe first step is to create student accounts. You will need to add your students information into the system. You can add them individually or create a spreadsheet of information to upload into the system. Each student added to the system will incur a registration fee. When adding a student into the system, you will also be able to create a guardian account for each student.
STEP 2: Order Courses and Pay FeesYou can request a course for a single student or multiple students at one time. All courses will begin on a Monday. To have a student begin working in a course on the next available Monday, you must submit the course request and pay all fees by the deadline.
NOTE: If you would like your school to be able to pay for courses and other fees in a single payment, please fill out the Single Payment Option form BEFORE you order any courses in the system.
STEP 3: Communicate to Students about Starting an Online ClassWhat is it like to get started in an online class at Sevenstar? The process is straightforward, but there are a few steps to ensure a student is up and running quickly.
- 1. Students will receive an email with their login credentials.
- 2. Once students are logged into the system, they will select the Launch Course button.
- 3. There is a student orientation provided in each course to explain how to work in their online course and what is expected.
- 4. Students should plan to work consistently and diligently to complete all assignments by their target dates.
TARGET DUE DATES: Target due dates will be assigned automatically to each assignment and assessment in a student course based on the course start and end dates. These target due dates are suggestions to help students remain on pace in their course so they can complete it on time and with good grades. Do not be alarmed if you see target due dates on weekends or holidays. We do not require students to work on these dates. Students have flexibility in mapping out their own pace plan as they are permitted to submit their work up to two weeks (14 days) past the target due date without penalty to their grade. This helps the student to work around those target due dates for assignments that fall on weekends or holidays, and allows them to take vacation time or recover from an illness. Please review the information in our policies.
PROCTOR: We require a proctor to be present for mid-term and final exams. Once identified, the proctor will request to receive from the teacher the unlock codes for these assessments at the appropriate time so students can complete their exams while being monitored by the designated proctor. Read more about our
STEP 4: Monitor Student ProgressThe goal of the monitoring features in the online course system is to ensure that students are held accountable for their online work and to provide a safety net to catch struggling students. Both the Virtual Lab Monitor (designated by the partner school) and the online teacher will use the tools in the system to keep abreast of student progress in a course. The Progress Tab in the system provides a quick overview of all students. You can always drill down to individual student information as needed. The monitoring tools provides information on:
- The Course start and end dates which help you to determine appropriate pacing.
- The number of completed and remaining assignments.
- Any past due and skipped assignments.
- Both the semester and current student grades.