Pre-Start Checklist

Winter 2018 Pre-Start Parent Checklist

Welcome to Williamsburg Learning! Below you will see two sections. The first is the Pre-start Checklist designed to give you everything you need to start the semester off right. Please make sure to complete each task on the list thoroughly to ensure a smooth start to the year. Below the checklist is the calendar for Student Orientation Week. You’ll find all the dates, times, and links you’ll need right there. Need help? Email support@williamsburglearning.com or call 800-200-6869.

Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Log-in to SIS: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you added them to your SIS account. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes, SIS will within the next 15 minutes create a "Canvas" account for them where they will access course syllabi, assignments, etc. The new Canvas login will be the same as your child's SIS login.
2.Purchase Books: As of December 2017, SIS will list your students' books and materials.
3.Tech Check: Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and

  • Read “Technology Tools” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work, and the required software programs.

  • Read “How to Setup and Test Blackboard Collaborate On Your Computer” together. Follow all of the steps. If you hit a snag setting up Blackboard Collaborate, read “Having Trouble With Collaborate?” or “Mac Users–Help With Collaborate”.

  • Read “When Blackboard Collaborate Goes Down, Log In To Zoom” and follow the steps.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS.

4.Log in to Canvas: Students, log in to Canvas and customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how. (Your child should see course titles showing under “Courses” in Canvas within 15 minutes of creating their SIS login. If you don’t, contact support@williamsburglearning.com). Please note that the username and password for your students' SIS account is the same username and password for their Canvas account.
5.Complete the New Student Orientation Course in Canvas before attending or watching the recording of the live Student Orientation.

  • We recommend starting on this a week or more before school starts.
6.Watch the recording of Parent Orientation: New parents are required to attend or watch an orientation session. [Note: If you have not yet downloaded Blackboard Collaborate onto your computer, you must do so in order to watch the recordings. Go back to Tech Check above for instructions on how to do that.]

  • Grades 6-8: Click HERE for the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Click HERE for the recording.

7.Attend or watch the recording of live Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 2nd at 11am MT - 1pm MT. Join Here.
8.Plan for first week of school:

  • Tuesday, January 2nd: Attend Live Student Orientation, 11am MT - 1pm MT (Recording will be added here two hours after event ends)

  • Wednesday, January 3rd: Attend regular classes

  • Thursday, January 4th: Attend regular classes

  • Friday, January 5th: High School Students are invited to Inspiration Hour at 1pm MT. See Homeroom for details

  • Monday, January 8th: All assignments in New Student Orientation course are due