Onboarding

Welcome to Indiana Online

We are excited to help students meet their academic needs. The Indiana Online onboarding site will help students become a better online learner and Indiana Online student. The information provided will help students successfully navigate through their course and answer questions students or parents/guardians may have about Genius (our student information system) or Canvas (our learning management system). Expectations and hints for effective communication are also included.

Orientation Schedule

Our student services team will be providing orientation during the first week of each session. Click on the Zoom link to join the orientation session or to connect with one of our student services team members.

Date Time Zoom Link
Monday, August 8 10:00 am ET Click to Join
Monday, August 8 2:00 pm ET Click to Join
Monday, August 8 5:00 pm ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 9:00 am ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 1:00 pm ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 6:00 pm ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 11:00 am ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 3:00 pm ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 7:00 pm ET Click to Join
Thursday, August 11 10:00 am ET Click to Join
Thursday, August 11 4:00 pm ET Click to Join
Friday, August 12 12:00 pm ET Click to Join
     

 

Orientation Presentation

We have provided this interactive orientation presentation to answer many of your questions.

Genius

Genius is our student information system and where students will start in order to access information and their course(s).

In Genius you can:

  • change your password
  • see your completion progress in multiple courses
  • see your current grade in multiple courses
  • proceed to your current course(s)
  • register or withdraw from a course(s)

Need help navigating Genius? Click the Learn More button for more information.

Canvas

Canvas is where students will find the content for their course.

Learn how to:

  • navigate through the course
  • complete assignments (quizzes, assignments, discussions)
  • check grades

**Please note, the Canvas App is limited in its functionality and should only be used to check grades, communicate with your teacher, and submit assignments. To interact with the course content, you must access Canvas in a web browser.

Need help navigating Canvas? Click the Learn More button for more information.

Be Successful

Taking a course online is different than sitting in a classroom full of other students with a teacher in front of you. We offer various tools to help you be an effective online student. A few things to keep in mind to be successful:

  • Understand and follow the pacing guide posted in your course. It is designed to help keep you on track
  • Complete assignments on time and to the best of your ability
  • Complete your Final Exam(s)
  • Communicate frequently with your teacher via email, text, Canvas Inbox, and/or Genius messaging (see Communication for more tips)
  • Read through the Indiana Online Student Handbook

Parent/guardian responsibilities

Communication

Communicating with your teacher(s) when you have questions, are struggling with content, etc. is a vital component of success in an online course. Your teachers may be reached via phone call, text, email, or the Canvas messaging system, Inbox.

Regardless of the communication method you choose, it is important to include your name, the name of the course (ex. John Smith, Biology 1), and as much information as possible in the message to allow for the quickest response and resolution to your question/concern.

While all teachers post open office hours there may be times during which the teacher is unavailable, so it is good practice to reach out as soon as an issue arises to allow adequate time for a response. In most cases, your teacher will return your call, text, email, or Canvas message within 24 hours.

Time Management

Asynchronous courses allow the flexibility for assignments to be completed at your own pace in a location of your choosing. Each asynchronous course at Indiana Online includes a pacing guide, located in the Welcome (Start Here) Module, that can be used as a general “To-Do” list for your online course. 

Creating a schedule for when you are going to work on your course provides structure and increases the likelihood of successful completion of the course. It is good practice to get into the habit of following the schedule and looking ahead on the pacing guide/assignment list. Some projects/assignments take longer than others, so you’ll want to allow for adequate time when creating your schedule. Planning ahead also allows time to contact your teacher should you have any questions.

In most cases, assignments should be graded within 24 hours of your submission during the summer and 48 hours during the school year. When creating your schedule/plan for the week, factoring in grading time will be critical, especially for times when you are waiting for a draft copy to be reviewed, or a test graded by a teacher, so that you may move on to the next assignment.

Orientation

Orientation Schedule

Our student services team will be providing orientation during the first week of each session. Click on the Zoom link to join the orientation session or to connect with one of our student services team members.

Date Time Zoom Link
Monday, August 8 10:00 am ET Click to Join
Monday, August 8 2:00 pm ET Click to Join
Monday, August 8 5:00 pm ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 9:00 am ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 1:00 pm ET Click to Join
Tuesday, August 9 6:00 pm ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 11:00 am ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 3:00 pm ET Click to Join
Wednesday, August 10 7:00 pm ET Click to Join
Thursday, August 11 10:00 am ET Click to Join
Thursday, August 11 4:00 pm ET Click to Join
Friday, August 12 12:00 pm ET Click to Join
     

 

Orientation Presentation

We have provided this interactive orientation presentation to answer many of your questions.

Genius

Genius

Genius is our student information system and where students will start in order to access information and their course(s).

In Genius you can:

  • change your password
  • see your completion progress in multiple courses
  • see your current grade in multiple courses
  • proceed to your current course(s)
  • register or withdraw from a course(s)

Need help navigating Genius? Click the Learn More button for more information.

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas is where students will find the content for their course.

Learn how to:

  • navigate through the course
  • complete assignments (quizzes, assignments, discussions)
  • check grades

**Please note, the Canvas App is limited in its functionality and should only be used to check grades, communicate with your teacher, and submit assignments. To interact with the course content, you must access Canvas in a web browser.

Need help navigating Canvas? Click the Learn More button for more information.

Tips for Success

Be Successful

Taking a course online is different than sitting in a classroom full of other students with a teacher in front of you. We offer various tools to help you be an effective online student. A few things to keep in mind to be successful:

  • Understand and follow the pacing guide posted in your course. It is designed to help keep you on track
  • Complete assignments on time and to the best of your ability
  • Complete your Final Exam(s)
  • Communicate frequently with your teacher via email, text, Canvas Inbox, and/or Genius messaging (see Communication for more tips)
  • Read through the Indiana Online Student Handbook

Parent/guardian responsibilities

Communication

Communicating with your teacher(s) when you have questions, are struggling with content, etc. is a vital component of success in an online course. Your teachers may be reached via phone call, text, email, or the Canvas messaging system, Inbox.

Regardless of the communication method you choose, it is important to include your name, the name of the course (ex. John Smith, Biology 1), and as much information as possible in the message to allow for the quickest response and resolution to your question/concern.

While all teachers post open office hours there may be times during which the teacher is unavailable, so it is good practice to reach out as soon as an issue arises to allow adequate time for a response. In most cases, your teacher will return your call, text, email, or Canvas message within 24 hours.

Time Management

Asynchronous courses allow the flexibility for assignments to be completed at your own pace in a location of your choosing. Each asynchronous course at Indiana Online includes a pacing guide, located in the Welcome (Start Here) Module, that can be used as a general “To-Do” list for your online course. 

Creating a schedule for when you are going to work on your course provides structure and increases the likelihood of successful completion of the course. It is good practice to get into the habit of following the schedule and looking ahead on the pacing guide/assignment list. Some projects/assignments take longer than others, so you’ll want to allow for adequate time when creating your schedule. Planning ahead also allows time to contact your teacher should you have any questions.

In most cases, assignments should be graded within 24 hours of your submission during the summer and 48 hours during the school year. When creating your schedule/plan for the week, factoring in grading time will be critical, especially for times when you are waiting for a draft copy to be reviewed, or a test graded by a teacher, so that you may move on to the next assignment.