LADSOM teachers and coordinators,Some of you have heard of the incoming LADSOM learning management system (LMS).\n\n\n\nThe 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.\n\n\n\nOur 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.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGETTING STARTED WITH LMS\n\n\n\nWhat you\u2019ll need:\n\n\n\npersonal computer,modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc.)working Internet connectionprofile in the LMS\n\n\n\nSETTING UP YOUR TEACHER PROFILE\n\n\n\nOnce you\u2019ve had the chance to explore the site, you\u2019ll want to register as an instructor. You can do that here: \n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/ladsom.acts2.courses\/instructor-registration\/\n\n\n\nIF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE, WE CAN CREATE ONE FOR YOU.\n\n\n\nThe benefit to setting up your own account? You\u2019ll be able to pick your own username and password (instead of a long, ugly, auto-generated one.)\n\n\n\nNote: 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.\n\n\n\nIF LADSOM SETS UP YOUR PROFILE\n\n\n\nIf 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 \u2018Forgot Password?\u2019 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'.)\n\n\n\nVIEWING YOUR CLASSES\n\n\n\nIf classes are already underway, we will have to manually add your classes to your instructor profile. No worries. \n\n\n\nOur goal for September is to successfully 1) get most users up and running in the system and 2) conduct the tests.\n\n\n\nOur 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.\n\n\n\nON TEST DAY\n\n\n\nUpon 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.)\n\n\n\nOn 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.\n\n\n\nIF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE\n\n\n\nRemember to check your email spam box in case your confirmation email or 'forgot password' email went there. It happens.\n\n\n\nIf 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.