Welcome to DeKalb School’s Virtual Learning Space

The DCSD digital learning ecosystem system is designed to support a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). A VLE is a set of teaching and learning tools designed to enhance students’ learning experiences by including technology in the learning process. The following tools are the 5 pillars of our VLE. These District-approved tools allow the facilitation of teaching and learning within an integrated virtual learning space. Let’s get started!
ChromebookChromebook Launchpad LaunchPad VERGE
VERGE
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus

DCSD Virtual Learning Systems Status

Launchpad
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System Active

VERGE
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System Active

Infinite Campus
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News & Updates

chromebook device update techniciansThe Information Technology Division has been busy working for our students!
  • Our IT Technicians have prepared over 48,657 Chromebook devices located in schools for distribution to students.
  • Starting the week of Monday, August 3, 2020, students in grades 7 through 12 with a district-issued device will participate in a Device Wellness Check. Students will report the health of their device — it is either ready for learning or in need of repair. The goal is to connect with each student and device and this process will touch an additional 30,000. Communication is forthcoming.
  • The district has made a substantial investment in devices for our students.

More information is forthcoming within the next week regarding device distribution plans.

Did you know that report cards are now available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal? You can download and view the current progress report from your computer. To get started, follow the steps below.

Note: This feature currently is not available for the Campus mobile app, so you must access it via an internet browser (Chrome or Firefox only) on your device.

Option 1:

  1. Go to https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/.
  2. Locate the Campus Portal icon by scrolling to the bottom of the screen. Click on the icon.
  3. Enter the Username and Password. Click Log In.
  4. Next, select Documents. Then, select Custom Report Card. The report card is created as an Adobe PDF document and opens in another window.

Option 2:

  1. Go to https://campus.dekalb.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/dekalb.jsp.
  2. Select the Campus Parent option.
  3. Enter the Username and Password. Click Log In.
  4. Next, select Documents. Then, select Custom Report Card. The report card is created as an Adobe PDF document and opens in another window.
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Getting Started with the Chromebook

Setting up Chrome Tablet

Powering On the Device and Connecting to the Network

Logging Into the Chromebook

Chromebook Support

Chromebook Device Wellness Check

Digital Dreamers LogoIf you are in grades 7 –12 and kept your Chromebook over the summer, you must complete a Device Wellness Check by August 10, 2020. The purpose of this wellness check is to ensure that all Chromebooks are ready for learning during the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Let’s Get Started:

There are three steps to completing your Device Wellness Check:

  • First, check the device for physical issues that hinders you from using the Chromebook.
  • Next, Log into the device.
  • Finally, Check the Gopher Buddy to install any necessary updates.
Once you have completed the above three tasks, submit the status of your device using the Device Wellness Check steps below. This will ensure your device is ready for the first day of school:

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  • Step 1: Go to students.dekalbschoolsga.org.
  • Step 2: Click on the Help Desk icon.
    (Please note: If the Device User Agreement message appears, click okay to bypass if your parent or guardian is not available to sign with you. This User agreement must be signed by both you and your parent or guardian.)
  • Step 3: Click on the New Ticket icon.
  • Step 4: Select the Chromebook option.
  • Step 5: Select a Chromebook Model.
  • Step 6: Click on the Device Wellness Check option.
  • Step 7: Select a Device Wellness Check issue.
  • Step 8: Enter information in the highlighted fields.
  • Step 9: Click SUBMIT TICKET.

Once you have completed the Device Wellness Check and the device has been reported broken or damaged an ITT will contact the parent or guardian for the next steps for repair.

Just like that, your device is ready for learning!

Additional Resources
If you have any issues while performing your device wellness check, please submit a ticket at: www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support-ticket/

Chromebook Support

Log into LaunchPad (Virtual Learning Environment)

Launchpad and VERGE are both components of our virtual learning environment. Launchpad is the storehouse for accessing all of your student’s digital tools. VERGE is our learning management system where learning begins. Watch the videos below to learn how to access Launchpad and VERGE.
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How to Access VERGE

About VERGE

VERGE is the DCSD-approved Learning Management System (LMS). This tool allows teachers and students to seamlessly collaborate in a safe, virtual learning environment. With VERGE, teachers are able to personalize learning by providing students with voice and choice in their learning.

Teams & Communications Tools

Microsoft Teams is an online collaboration platform that provides a space for students and teachers to share files, chat, and engage in video conferencing features for remote learning.

Infinite Campus Information

Infinite Campus is the DCSD Student Information System (SIS). This tool is used to input daily attendance, grade reporting, and communicating information to parents.

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Infinite Campus Parent Portal Report Card Instructions

Did you know that report cards are now available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal? You can download and view the current progress report from your computer. To get started, follow the steps below.

Note: This feature currently is not available for the Campus mobile app, so you must access it via an internet browser (Chrome or Firefox only) on your device.

Option 1:

  1. Go to https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/.
  2. Locate the Campus Portal icon by scrolling to the bottom of the screen. Click on the icon.
  3. Enter the Username and Password. Click Log In.
  4. Next, select Documents. Then, select Custom Report Card. The report card is created as an Adobe PDF document and opens in another window.

Option 2:

  1. Go to https://campus.dekalb.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/dekalb.jsp.
  2. Select the Campus Parent option.
  3. Enter the Username and Password. Click Log In.
  4. Next, select Documents. Then, select Custom Report Card. The report card is created as an Adobe PDF document and opens in another window.
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Frequently Asked Questions

DCSD supported digital tools are Launchpad, VERGE, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Infinite Campus.
Put in a help ticket- https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support-ticket/ to have someone reset your password. Please note, email will be the primary method of communication for a support request. Be sure to monitor your email inbox and clutter/junk closely for our support response.
  1. Log into the Chromebook using student login credentials.
  2. Locate the Gopher icon in the upper right corner of the Toolbar. You may have click the … on your toolbar to see it. The Gopher icon might have a red triangle, frowning face, or x.
  3. Click the blue FIX IT button. You will be taken to About Chrome OS. Then, click the Check for updates box.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to message your teachers using VERGE.

Virtual Learning Technical Support Request

DCSD Students – Use this form to submit a request to reset your password or to receive other virtual learning technical support.

Please note, email will be the primary method of communication for a support request. Be sure to monitor your email inbox and clutter/junk closely for our support response.

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DCSD Student Virtual Learning Technical Support

Digital Dreamers

Digital Dreamers is a comprehensive technology program of the DeKalb County School District.

This program will reach every student and teacher in the district, and continue to build on the district’s vision of increasing students’ technological footprint and preparing them to be globally competitive citizens –both now and in the future.

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