Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district's and school's e-learning efforts.
January 29, 2015 - In This Issue:
Calendar Check

January 20 - First day of class for traditional calendar Spring 2015 block courses.

January 23 - Day 3 Status Report for traditional calendar classes posted in the registration system.

January 29Day 7 Status Report for traditional calendar classes posted in the registration system.

February 2 - Last day to drop EOC or CTE courses.

February 4 - Last day to add or drop traditional calendar classes.
NCVPS Celebrations
Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Let us hear about individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to tell us about your successes. 
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Enrollment for Spring 2015

Last Day to Drop / Add Extended


The last day drop or add students into traditional calendar courses has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 4 except for all CTE and EOC courses (Math I, Biology, English II).  


Schools can still add to CTE and EOC courses, but they will not be able to drop after the tenth day.  

Day 7 No-Show Report

The Day 7 No-Show Report has been posted in the registration system. Please look at the report carefully. The report will show your entire NCVPS spring enrollment. Scroll to the far right of the report, and look for these columns:



If a student has been reported as a "no show," confirm that the student is actually going to take the course.  If the student is not going to take the course, please drop the student in our registration system right away. This will allow waitlisted students to be enrolled in the course.


Capacity Issues

We will be contacting districts who have inactive students in courses that are at capacity. We are looking at a way to remove inactive students in those courses so that waitlisted students can be enrolled. Only districts that have inactive students in the at-capacity courses will receive the message. You can see the list of courses that are at capacity here.  


Enrollment Reports

Click here to see how to access your spring enrollment report if you would like to view which students you already have enrolled for spring. Be sure to select "Spring 2015."



If your district uses its total allotments for NCVPS, the district coordinator can request access to our reserve funds.  Here's the link for that request. Using our reserve funds will not cost your district or charter school anything this year; although, you will likely see an increase in your allotment totals in next year's budget.  

Tech Updates

We have some important tips from our tech team. These tips help ensure smooth operations.  


Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:


Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/


Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/ 


In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:


Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/ 


Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/ 



Help Desk Tickets - Verify Your Email Address
Before submitting a help desk ticket please verify your e-mail address is correct. For instance, all NCVPS email addresses end in .gov and not .org. Use @ncpublicschools.gov to avoid delay in response time.

Password Reset
If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click "Forgot Password" on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.

Course Issues
When requesting help regarding a course, it is always easier for tech support to respond quickly if we have the specific section name, for example CourseSec01Spring15.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
Please have students confirm/update their e-mail
In Moodle:
* Navigate to Administration
* My Profile settings
* Edit Profile
* Verify or update e-mail
* Scroll to bottom and "Update Profile"
In Blackboard:
* Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
* Click on setting
* Click on Personal Information
* Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
* Scroll to bottom and Submit

Help Desk Ticketing Tips
To answer your tickets faster and more efficiently we ask for the following when opening a ticket with the Virtual Support Center:
  • Students first & last name
  • PowerSchool ID number
  • Course enrolled (example CourseSec01Fall14)
Please specify if course is:
  • AP
  • Honors
  • Early Calendar
  • CR
  • OCS
This will help to ensure we have the correct student.

Tech Requirements 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses

NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses. 

Check out our 150+ list of courses here.  

Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: 
(Course Title - Vendor) 
  • AP FrenchMiddlebury - Interactive Languages
  • Biology - Apex Learning 
  • Biology - OdysseyWare

NCVPS is pleased to announce that it will offer an arts course specifically designed for middle school students in the Spring 2015 semester. Please check out our Middle School Art Adventures course below!

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See more details about the Middle School Art Adventures course here.


View our full course catalog here

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