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:
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.
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.