FAQs for the director
Online courses are both similar and different compared to the classes you take at your high school building. Your online eLo course will cover the same type of activities, curriculum, and learning objectives that your face-to-face course would contain. You will engage in many exercises that you are familiar with such as readings, practice problems, quizzes, projects, assignments, and assessments. However, the primary difference is in how these exercises appear in the online environment.
Your course will be organized by units of study called "modules." Inside each module is where you will explore in-depth certain topics. Most modules will have an end of unit test or project to assess your understanding of the learning goals. Each module will have clear assignment deadline and due dates; you will want to pay attention to these dates and manage your time carefully.
A value of online learning rests in the freedom you have to choose where you work on your course, when you work on your course, and the amount of time you put forth to master a concept. There is not a set day or required time you need to log-in. As long as you remain on pace with your course assignment schedule, you have the opportunity to drive your learning.
Enjoy the independence that online learning provides but make sure you develop a consistent work routine so you do not fall behind.
Great question, and I am so glad you asked. This is a very important question; so please pay careful attention. Although you may log into your course when and where you prefer, your teacher will assign deadline dates you need to follow. During the summer sessions, we do not grant course extensions. All work must be submitted by the session end date. During the school year, course extensions may be provided based on extenuating circumstances and counselor approval.
The workload in an online environment is similar to your on-campus classes. However, if you fall behind, the workload may appear to be harder because you will have to work devote more time to catch up. Time management is critical in an online course.
We recognize many of you enrolled in an online course because you are balancing many other activities such as work, sports, trips, and internships. It is important you stay in contact with your instructor and make them aware of potential scheduling conflicts you have.
If you decide the online environment is not for you, you may withdraw. Please refer to your home school for the withdrawal dates in Fall and Spring. For Summer School, please refer to our summer school page.
If you fall behind, your teacher will work with you, determine the reason for your struggles, and help you get back on track. Your course has set deadline dates you need to follow, and it is important you manage your time responsibly.
In the Fall and Spring, you may elect to take an eLo course during your school's regular registration. You may locate the online courses inside your school’s curriculum handbook and register for the course at the same time you select your other on-campus classes.
- How do I know if I am ready for online learning?
- How do I communicate online?
- Why should I try online learning?
- How do I drop or cancel my course?
In the Summer, you may register directly with eLo. Please see the Summer Courses page for more information.
If you decide the online environment is not for you, you may withdraw. Please refer to your home school for the withdrawal dates in Fall and Spring. For Summer School, please refer to our summer school page at www.eloconsortium.org
We want to help you recognize the differences between learning online compared to the physical environment. Although the content you explore is similar, differences exist among how you access the content and communicate with your peers and instructor.
We encourage you to take the online learning readiness surveys below which will draw your attention to the skills and traits successful online learners exhibit. If you identify areas for improvement, it does not mean you can't succeed online. We are here to support and help you improve skills such as organization and time management.
You may use these tools to help you determine if learning online is right for you.
Many of our teachers have indicated learning more about their students in the online environment compared to the physical environment. You interact with your instructor and peers using a variety of technology tools:
- discussion boards
- instant chat
- phone calls
- video conferences
You will not work in isolation and will have plenty of opportunities to get to know your teacher and classmates.
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During the Fall or Spring, please see your guidance counselor to drop a course. During the summer, please use the eLo Inquiry Form
FAQs for Tech Support
If you need direct assistance, click, chat or call for tech support. Our office is open from 8-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, click here.
It's easy! Navigate to the login page on this website. From there choose your school district and login with your school-provided Google Apps account. If you have any trouble, please contact the eLo office as soon as possible (630) 375-3772.
You may download the Canvas app at your app store. Once you have it installed on your phone. Open it. It will ask you to find your school or district. Please choose eLo Consortium. From there, you will be redirected to our login page. Choose your district and login with your school-provided Google account.
Your course will not be available until the first day or the Fall, Spring or Summer Session. Keep in mind that eLo courses may have different start and end dates from your home school. eLo Calendar of Dates
We require students who enroll in an online course to complete a series of orientation activities during the first week of the class. These activities will help you become familiar with the Canvas Learning Management System. In addition, everything you want to know about Canvas can be found in the Canvas Guides. You may access the Canvas guides by selecting the “Help” icon from the lower-left corner of the navigation bar in Canvas.
It's easy! Please select the “Help” icon from the lower-left corner of the navigational menu in Canvas. From there you can use the student helpdesk for answers to common questions OR to share your question with the eLo technical support specialist or the eLo Director. Please do not submit a ticket directly to Canvas. It will take longer for you to get assistance
Please make sure you are logged into your browser with your school-provided Google apps account. If you login to any other other google accounts such as a family members or a personal gmail, you may have trouble using your Google Drive in Canvas. For example, if you are logged into your browser with your school account and logged into gmail with your personal account, you most likely will not be able to view your Google Drive in Canvas. For best results, either log out of your browser completely or make sure that you are only logged in with your school account.
If your Google Drive was working and is now not working, again check to make sure you are not signed in with a different account (anywhere) and then clear your browser history, close the browser and re-open. Sometimes the history causes a conflict after the google account issue has been resolved.