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Assignments

One of the features of the LMS is the ability to deliver and accept assignments. For LADSOM, this means you can now download your study guides from the Assignments area in each course and–once you’ve completed your study guide–you can upload it to the same area.


DOWNLOADING YOUR STUDY GUIDE

Once you’ve registered for a class, downloading your class study guide is a relatively straight-forward process.

First, you’ll log into the Student Area using your student username and password.

Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see your Dashboard. Select ‘Enrolled Courses’ and select the title of the course you want to enter.

Once you’re viewing the course description, select the ‘Continue to Lesson’ button.

After you’ve entered the lesson, you will see the course modules on the left side of the screen. Select ‘Assignments’.

In ‘Assignments’, you’ll see some brief explanation and you’ll have the opportunity to download either the .doc or .pdf version of the study guide.

The Word .doc file will allow you to save your work electronically if you want to complete your entire study guide from your computer.

The Adobe .pdf file is good for printing if you choose to handwrite your answers and scan your work back into the computer.

UPLOADING YOUR COMPLETED STUDY GUIDE

Once you’ve filled in your study guide, you’ll need to upload it to the LMS. To accomplish this, begin by following the steps above to return to the Assignments course module for your current class.

Once you’re viewing the Assignments module, select the ‘Start Assignment Submit’ button near the bottom of the page.

The ‘Assignment answer form’ will appear. Write your brief review of the textbook and upload your completed study guide here. Select the ‘Submit Assignment’ button once you’re ready to complete your submission.

RULES FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS

RULE #1: You will only be able to upload one file, so if you’re scanning in multiple pages, you will need to insert them into a Word .doc file first, save and then upload the single file.

RULE #2: The LMS has a 10MB filesize limit. While this should accommodate most users, if you’re having problems with the filesize limitation, reach out to your LADSOM contacts for guidance. (Hint: If you’re scanning or photographing your pages, you may need to lower your resolution setting.)

RULE #3: You will only be able to submit your assignment once, so make sure you have uploaded your completed study guide before you hit the ‘Submit Assignment’ button. If you accidentally submit an incomplete assignment, one of your saintly LMS administrators can delete your assignment so you can try it again.

YOU’RE DONE!

Once you’ve successfully submitted your assignment, the screen will refresh and show you your answer and uploaded file. That’s it! You’ve successfully handed in your assignment.

Remember: Your study guides are due before class begins on Saturday, so don’t wait until Saturday morning to submit! Submit your work early!

IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE

If you are running into a technical problem and get stuck, please contact Cristina (989-909-3414) or Matthew (517-410-5045). Both can log into the LMS and push things through.

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Teachers

Teacher Registration

LADSOM teachers and coordinators,
Some of you have heard of the incoming LADSOM learning management system (LMS).

The LADSOM LMS is a mobile-friendly website where students are able to enroll in classes, download and upload assignments, take tests and track progress. Teachers will be able to see student assignments uploaded to the LMS, test results and overall grades.

Our goal is to make this site as useful as possible and insulate against future shelter-in-place mandates, hazardous driving conditions or whatever other weirdness this fallen world might bring.


GETTING STARTED WITH LMS

What you’ll need:

  • personal computer,
  • modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc.)
  • working Internet connection
  • profile in the LMS

SETTING UP YOUR TEACHER PROFILE

Once you’ve had the chance to explore the site, you’ll want to register as an instructor. You can do that here:

https://ladsom.acts2.courses/instructor-registration/

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE, WE CAN CREATE ONE FOR YOU.

The benefit to setting up your own account? You’ll be able to pick your own username and password (instead of a long, ugly, auto-generated one.)

Note: The sooner you set up your teacher profile, the better. This will allow us more time to work through any technical challenges before the day of class.

IF LADSOM SETS UP YOUR PROFILE

If LADSOM sets up your profile, we will select your username (which cannot be changed once it is created) and a random password. To log in, you will then need to reset your password using the ‘Forgot Password?’ link on the sign-in panel under Student Area on the website. (This is the main login area for all users even though it says ‘Student Area’.)

VIEWING YOUR CLASSES

If classes are already underway, we will have to manually add your classes to your instructor profile. No worries.

Our goal for September is to successfully 1) get most users up and running in the system and 2) conduct the tests.

Our goal for October will be to 1) increase registrations and payments through the LMS site and 2) get the students uploading their completed study guides.

ON TEST DAY

Upon first registering for a course, a student will see two modules available: Class Requirements and Assignments (where the study guides maybe downloaded and later, the completed study guide may be uploaded.)

On test days, two new modules will be automatically released for students to access: Class Details and Exam. ‘Class Details’ will display the instructor name, contact details, and class location and time, whether for a virtual meeting or an in-person class. ‘Exam’ is the live exam.

IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE

Remember to check your email spam box in case your confirmation email or ‘forgot password’ email went there. It happens.

If you are running into a technical problem and get stuck, please contact Cristina (989-909-3414) or Matthew (517-410-5045). Both can log into the LMS and push things through.

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Students

Student Registration

Dear LADSOM student,
Congratulations on your decision to join the Latin American District School of Ministry! We hope you will find your journey with us rewarding and equipping as you press into Kingdom ministry and all that our Lord has for your life. Thank you for allowing us to pour into you during this season.

One of the first things we want to do is orient you with one of the tools you’ll be using during your LADSOM journey: the LADSOM learning management system (LMS).

The LADSOM LMS is a mobile-friendly website where students are able to enroll in classes, download and upload assignments, take tests and track progress. Our goal is to make this site as useful as possible and insulate against future shelter-in-place mandates, hazardous driving conditions or whatever other weirdness this fallen world might bring.


GETTING STARTED WITH LMS

What you’ll need:

  • personal computer,
  • modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc.)
  • working Internet connection
  • profile in the LMS

SETTING UP YOUR STUDENT PROFILE

Once you’ve had the chance to explore the site, you’ll want to register as a student. You can do that here:

https://ladsom.acts2.courses/student-registration/

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE, LADSOM CAN CREATE A PROFILE FOR YOU.

The benefit to setting up your own account? You’ll be able to pick your own username, password (instead of a long, ugly, auto-generated one) and successfully viewing your student dashboard will ensure you will be able to get to your test on the day of class.

Note: The sooner you set up your student profile, the better. This will allow us more time to work through any technical challenges before the day of class.

IF LADSOM SETS UP YOUR PROFILE

If you’re not able to set up your profile, LADSOM can set up your profile for you. This means we will select your username (which cannot be changed once it is created) and a random password. To log in, you will then need to reset your password using the ‘Forgot Password?’ link on the sign-in panel under Student Area on the website.

VIEWING YOUR CLASSES

If classes are already underway, we might have to manually add your class to your student profile. No worries.

ON TEST DAY

Upon first registering for a course, students will see two modules available: Class Requirements and Assignments (where the study guides maybe downloaded and later, the completed study guide may be uploaded.)

On test days, two new modules will be automatically released for students to access: Class Details and Exam. ‘Class Details’ will display the instructor name, contact details, and class location and time, whether for a virtual meeting or an in-person class. ‘Exam’ is the live exam. (Don’t peek!)

IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE

Remember to check your email spam box in case your confirmation email or your ‘forgot password’ email went there. It happens.

If you are running into a technical problem and get stuck, please contact Cristina (989-909-3414) or Matthew (517-410-5045). Both can log into the LMS and push things through.