Virtual Learning Center
TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Welcome to the School City of Mishawaka Virtual Learning Center. On this page you’ll find helpful videos and resources for getting started and FAQs to help answer your questions.
SCHOOL START/END TIMES DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING
The first day of school is August 12, 2020. The school year will begin with virtual learning through September 18, 2020.
Below are the daily school start/end times during virtual learning:
- Grades K-6: 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM
- JYMS: 8:40 AM – 2:40 PM
- MHS: 8:00 AM – 3:10 PM
VIRTUAL LEARNING FAQ
As the first day of school quickly approaches, many families have questions on school start/end times, what virtual learning will look like, and how this will affect families when parents have to work. One immediate clarification is in regards to the option of self-paced virtual learning. Schools will work with families whose schedules make live instruction challenging. Families will have access to instructional resources to be used in a self-directed manner and students can still keep pace with their classroom peers for assignments and assessment deadlines.
Canvas is saying the browser on my chromebook is unsupported.
The chromebooks are set to automatically update to the latest browser version. You may need to reboot the chromebook. If you would like to verify and force the update, follow the directions here.
How do I connect to my classroom?
All district chromebooks have a bookmark for canvas. Canvas logs in with the student’s SCM issued google account. Once in canvas, click on courses and select your teacher. See video tutorial above.
How do I contact my teacher?
Click on the canvas shortcut on the students SCM issued chromebook, then select inbox. Click on the compose button at the top right of the screen. See video tutorial above.
I’m not able to login to the chromebook.
Verify that you are connected to your home wifi. Instructions are available here. If you are connected to your home wifi verify that you are using your student’s SCM issued email address which can be found in the parent skyward account or the letter provided at device distribution. The password for students K-9 are set to the student’s ID number. Students in grade 10-12 have set their own password. Passwords can be reset to the student ID number by calling 574-254-7795.
My chromebook won’t turn on.
Verify that the chromebook is plugged in to a working outlet, the cord is plugged in to the charging brick as well as the charging port on the chromebook. Chromebooks take a moment to display the screen. After opening the chromebook wait 5 seconds. The screen should come on at that time. If it does not, press the power button one time.
The student username and password to skyward is the student’s email username without the @mishawaka.k12.in.us and the password is the same as is used for the email.
Google meet is saying the meeting code does not exist and to contact my administrator.
This message comes up when the teacher isn’t in the meeting room yet. Verify your class is scheduled to occur at the time you are connecting. This message may also come up if you are using a bookmarked google meet link. Browse to the teacher’s canvas course page and click on the google meet link on the page.
I don’t have internet access at home.
Comcast offers free internet access to qualifying families for 2 months.
Free public wifi is available around the community.
When should I call the tech hotline?
Trouble connecting to wifi
The SCM technology department will be able to assist in connecting to your wifi. If you are connected to wifi, you may be directed to contact your wifi/internet provider
Trouble logging in to the chromebook
How to connect to your teacher.