Distance Learning


Technology Support

High school students are expected to understand the appropriate use of technology in the school. This includes the use of school devices and equipment and the use of personal devices while at school. A copy of Eugene School District 4J’s “Technology Appropriate Use Guidelines” can be downloaded at http://policy.osba.org/eugene/I/IIBGA%20R%20D1.PDF.

2020-21 Summary Tech Appropriate Use Expectations

Virtual Classroom and Video Conferencing Guidelines

Students must understand and agree to the following regarding the use of any video conferencing platform such as Zoom (zoom.us) or Canvas for official school communication.

  1. The meeting links you receive from a teacher are for you and you only. You are not to share the link with others outside of your class or try to attend video conferencing meetings that are not for you.
  2. There may be a waiting room before entering the meeting. Please wait patiently until you are admitted to the conversation. Students who are disruptive may be sent back to the waiting room.  Just like in regular class, this takes time away from the experience of the other learners and the teacher.
  3. Students must not play with virtual backgrounds or other special effects during video conferencing unless given special permission by the teacher.
  4. Use your real name. Do not use a code name, abbreviation, or something humorous.
  5. If you turn your video off, just leave the screen blank with your name, no picture substitutions.
  6. In conversations with 5 or more people:
    1. Automatically mute yourself except when it’s your turn to speak in any meeting.
    2. Use the “hand raise” feature to indicate you want to speak.
  7. Private chats are not allowed during school video conferences.
  8. Remember that this is for school purposes. When participating in a video conference meeting for school, bring your classroom behavior to the screen.
    1. Locate yourself in an appropriate place.
    2. Sit (or stand) as you would in class.
    3. Wear school-appropriate attire.
    4. Remove other distractions and focus solely on the conversation.
  9. You may not take pictures, screenshots, or videos of the video conference, without express permission.