Blackboard: Transforming the Internet into a powerful tool for learning.
Westside has adopted the Blackboard Learning System to provide instructional content delivery and course management.
Blackboard is a secure online course development system that allows teachers to present course materials on the Web. Students are able to view announcements, course syllabus, course calendar, tasks, documents and chapter materials (including video and sound files), and a variety of assignments. Teachers may also create assessment tools to track student learning or develop moderated online discussion boards for both large and small group discussions. Blogs, Journals and Wikis are just a few of the additional tools available within the Blackboard environment.
Students access the Blackboard System by clicking on the above link and using their PowerSchool web login and password. Once logged in they will be able to view all of their Blackboard courses via their Blackboard Start Page.
Additional information for parents and staff is available here.
Follow the link to access PowerSchool: powerschool.westside66.org/public
Supporting More Than 2000 Staff and Students in a Wireless 1 to 1 Laptop Learning Environment
All tech support requests should be submitted to the Help Desk Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
The status of your request can be accessed through the Help Desk website. An e-mail will be sent with a change in status.
Westside High Instructional Technology Support Office
Located in the WHS Library Room 221E
Acceptable Use Policy
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nelson Peraza Hardware Specialist
Details of parent and student responsibilities with regard to laptop care and use are spelled out in the terms of the WCS Computer Loan Agreement/WCS Damage/Loss Cooperative Fund.
Note: Students may not bring their personal laptops to school.