Did you know that Fairmont offers its parents and students access to a customized version of the learning management system Blackboard? Blackboard is an online dashboard that acts as a portal into the virtual version of your student's classroom. By logging in to your parent account, you can see your student's assignments, grades, upcoming class events and more. We'd like to kick off a series of posts about Blackboard, provided by our Education Department, with answers to the seven most asked parent questions our Blackboard team hears.
7 Most Asked Parent Questions About Blackboard
1. WHAT IS BLACKBOARD?
Blackboard is Fairmont’s online learning management system. It facilitates communication, encourages collaboration and provides extended learning opportunities which enhance our students’ educational experience. This exciting tool allows students and parents to easily access assignments and grades, class and campus specific information, as well as enrichment activities.
2. HOW CAN I ACCESS BLACKBOARD?
You can access Blackboard directly by going to https://fairmontschools.blackboard.com. You can also go to QuickLinks on Fairmont’s website: http://www.fairmontschools.com.
3. WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN?
The Blackboard help desk is ready to assist you Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Additional contact information is available at https://fairmontschools.blackboard.com.
4. WHERE CAN I FIND MY STUDENT’S GRADES IN BLACKBOARD?
When you first log into Blackboard, you will see a NetClassroom link. Simply click on the image and enter your NetClassroom username and password. If you need your NetClassroom username and password, please contact your campus registrar or the Blackboard help desk.
5. ARE STUDENTS EXPECTED TO LOG INTO BLACKBOARD THEMSELVES?
For students in grades four through twelve, students are asked to regularly check their Blackboard classes for assignments, important announcements and other class information. For preschool through third grade, Blackboard is used primarily as a communication tool between teacher and parent.
6. HOW OFTEN ARE PARENTS EXPECTED TO LOG INTO BLACKBOARD?
Information is regularly posted in Blackboard classes. Fairmont recommends that you log in at least once a week. Your student’s classroom teacher, however, may request that you log in more frequently. Your student’s teacher will provide you with more specific information regarding this during the first weeks of school.
7. WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT POSTED IN MY STUDENT’S BLACKBOARD CLASS?
Your student’s teacher is responsible for all information and content posted in your student’s Blackboard class. Please contact the teacher directly with any questions or concerns. Teacher contact information is provided in the class.
For more information regarding Blackboard, please visit: https://fairmontschools.blackboard.com
Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools