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Quick Links for DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Virtual Learning Support

Click on the images below to be directed to the following DCSD Virtual Learning Support pages.

Chromebook
Launchpad/CleverVERGEMicrosoft TeamsInfinite Campus
       

DeKalb County School District Website

If you have not yet received a student Chromebook from the district, you can get access to Launchpad/Clever from the DeKalb County School District website. After opening the DeKalb County School District website, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the icons for the virtual learning tools. 
1. To open Launchpad/Clever, click on the orange rocket (pictured below)
2. After you are logged into Launchpad/Clever, you can open Verge by clicking on the orange and blue "V" (pictured below)

After logging into Launchpad/Clever, you will be able to access VERGE, Teams, and your student email. Instructions for how to login with your student username and passsword are posted below.  You will also find instructions for opening VERGE, Teams, and student email from Launchpad/Clever on this page. 

Logging into your student Chromebook

Below are instructions for how to log into your student Chromebook.

Open the Chromebook and make sure it is charged or plugged in.


1. You will need to enter the student email address:

Enter “s”+student number

         For example, “s1234567"

2. Click “Next”

3. Enter student password:

               Student passwords will default depending on grade:

                        3rd grade = dekalb03
                        4th grade = dekalb04
                        5th grade = dekalb05
                        6th grade = dekalb06
                        7th grade - 12th grade (returning students) = password created last year
                        ALL new students to DeKalb County = dekalb+grade 

                                 (for example, 7th grade =  dekalb07 ; 8th grade = dekalb08)

If your password is not working or you need further assistance, please contact the Help Desk:

 Call 678-676-1188  

      OR 

                          You can fill out this online form for assistance: 

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support-ticket/


If your password is not working and you need further assistance after contacting the Help Desk, please contact your student’s Homeroom teacher. Teacher contact information can be found here: http://www.internationalct.dekalb.k12.ga.us/TeacherContactandOfficeHours.aspx


4. Click “Next”


5. Click “Get Started”

After logging in, your student will be able to access district resources (for example: LaunchPad/Clever and VERGE) to participate in classes and complete school assignments. 


Anytime your student sees the image below on the student Chromebook, enter the student username (s+student number - for example, s1234567) and student password. 





Launchpad/Clever

Opening Launchpad/Clever on your student Chromebook

LAUNCHPAD is a student portal that provides access to the students’ Office 365 accounts as well as a multitude of digital academic resources which are provided by the district. With Launchpad, students are able to integrate technology in the classroom while maximizing instructional time. Launchpad is a dynamic tool that changes resources as the needs of the students change. It is easily accessible from any mobile device.
After successfully logging in to your student Chromebook, you can open Launchpad/Clever by clicking on the orange rocket at the bottom of the computer screen. 
For more information about logging in and navigating Launchpad/Clever, click on the link below. The linked webpage can be translated by using the flag images at the top of the page:
 

Using VERGE on your student Chromebook

Using VERGE on your student Chromebook


After successfully logging in to your student Chromebook, you can open VERGE by clicking on the orange and blue “V” at the bottom of the computer screen. 


NOTE: You can also open VERGE from Launchpad/Clever


1. Click on the "V" at the bottom of the computer screen and then select ”Log in with DeKalb County School District account."


2. Once in VERGE, you will be on the landing page (pictured below). 

3. Click on “Courses”

4. Select “All Courses

5. This will show you a list of your student’s courses.

6. From the list of courses, click on the course you want to open. 

7. Once you are on the course, the directions and assignments for the student can be found on the Overview page.

8. A list of resources added to the course by the teacher can be found on the Resources page.

9. If you need to upload a file when responding to an Assignment  click in the middle of the box Add files box..

10. Use this menu to locate the file(s) you have already saved and want to upload.

11. Click “Save

If you have questions or need assistance using VERGE, please contact your teacher for more support and assistance. Teacher contact information can be found here: 

https://bit.ly/2PMLiga



More information about VERGE can be found on DeKalb County’s Virtual Learning Support for Students webpage. This page can be translated by using the flag images at the top of the page:

https://bit.ly/3iIoOcN
















Accessing Student Email

Accessing Student Email

  1. Open Launchpad/Clever on your student Chromebook.

    If prompted, select “Login to Active Directory”

If prompted, sign in with your FULL email address 

and click “Next.” 


Your student email address is:


“S” + student number@dekalbschoolsga.org


For example, s1234567@dekalbschoolsga.org

2. Click on the “Office365” app in Launchpad/Clever

3. Click on the “waffle” icon (9 dots) in the upper left-hand corner of the page 


This will show you the Microsoft apps you 

have access to a student.


4. To open your student email, select “Outlook”


If you have questions or need assistance accessing your student email, please contact your teacher for more support and assistance. Teacher contact information can be found here: 

https://bit.ly/2PMLiga


How to open TEAMS on your student Chromebook

How to open TEAMS on your student Chromebook


1. Open Launchpad/Clever on your student Chromebook.

If prompted, select “Login to Active Directory”

2. Enter student username


Student username is “s” + student number


For example, s1234567



3. Enter student password:

            Student passwords will default depending on grade:

                        3rd grade = dekalb03
                        4th grade = dekalb04
                        5th grade = dekalb05
                        6th grade = dekalb06
                        7th grade - 12th grade (returning students) = password created last year
                        ALL new students to DeKalb County = dekalb+grade 

                                 (for example, 7th grade =  dekalb07 ; 8th grade = dekalb08)

If your password is not working or you need further assistance, please contact the Help Desk:

                          Call 678-676-1188  

                                OR 

                          You can fill out this online form for assistance: 

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support-ticket/


If your password is not working and you need further assistance after contacting the Help Desk, please contact your student’s Homeroom teacher. Teacher contact information can be found here: http://www.internationalct.dekalb.k12.ga.us/TeacherContactandOfficeHours.aspx


4. Click “Next”

5. Scroll down the Launchpad page until you see Productivity Tools. Click the Microsoft Teams icon. 

6. In the Apps panel in Microsoft Teams, click Teams. A group of tiles will open. These are the Teams you are a member of. Locate your Class Team. (Be sure to ask your teacher for the name of your team.)

7. Remain on this page until your teacher begins the Teams Meeting. 

If you have questions or need assistance accessing TEAMS, please contact your teacher for more support and assistance. Teacher contact information can be found here: 

https://bit.ly/2PMLiga







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