canvas and maestro

VLACS Services Temporarily Down During Upgrade

We’re excited to announce the launch of “Canvas”, our new learning management system, and a new student information system,  called “Maestro.”  When the upgrade is complete the content of VLACS courses, projects, and experiences won't change; however, students will be working in a simple modern interface using the latest online learning tools.  Both Canvas and Maestro are mobile-friendly platforms to make it easier to access courses and information on your phone or tablet.

VLACS System Upgrade Update - July 30, 2021

We continue to make great progress toward building a better school by upgrading our software platforms to Canvas and Maestro. To ensure that we have enough time to complete the transfer of data and to test our new systems we are scheduling the upgrade seven days later than we originally announced. Students can continue working on their courses until August 8th. Then, beginning on August 9th at 12:00 a.m., access to our systems will be disabled. We will reopen on August 16th.  

As a result of this change, instructors may be contacting students about rescheduling meetings. In some cases, welcome meetings may be able to happen earlier than expected. Students can expect an email from their instructors on how best to make progress in their courses before, during, and after the upgrade.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience caused by the upgrade.  We are looking forward to using our new tools to provide the most up-to-date and effective learning experience possible.  Like most new technologies, we know there will be bumps along the way to full implementation, but we will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Again, thank you.  

Please contact us if you have any questions. 
Phone:  603-778-2500
Email:  [email protected]

 

Our updated upgrade timeline is as follows: 

  • Monday, July 26

Enrollments and withdrawals will be suspended.  Students will be able to enroll in new courses on Monday, August 16.

  • Monday, August 9

Our systems will not be available to students, parents, or schools beginning at 12:00AM.

  • Monday, August 16

Opening day! We look forward to beginning a brand new school year. 

Our website, phones, Zoom, email, and chat will continue to operate throughout the upgrade process. 

  • New login credentials

Please note that on or before August 16, students and parents will receive an email that will include updated account login information. All users will receive a new username and password.

 

A list of additional tasks that students can complete during the upgrade is available here

 

Frequently Asked Questions

During the upgrade, students will not be able to access courses or grades. VLACS instructors will be providing students with suggestions for continuing to make progress during the upgrade. 

A list of tasks that students can complete during the upgrade is available here

Yes.  VLACS email and Zoom will continue to function.  Students, parents, and schools are welcome to meet with instructors or to call our offices during the upgrade.

A list of additional tasks that students can complete during the upgrade is available here

The following services/tools will be available throughout the upgrade process. 

  • Website
  • Website chat
  • VLACS office and phone system, 603-778-2500
  • Instructor, School Counseling, and Student Emails
  • Zoom video conferencing

Students' grades will be moved to the new systems. Once this takes place, students will be able to continue working where they left off prior to the upgrade.

We recommend that before the upgrade on August 9, students turn in any assignments that they have completed. We also suggest saving any assignments that students are currently working on or are otherwise incomplete to their personal device or Google Drive as a backup. Any assignments in draft form will not be moved to the new system. 

While students will not have access to their courses during the upgrade on August 9, they can work as much as they'd like until VLACS temporarily closes courses. Students can also download and complete assignments offline,  and turn in their finished work once the new system is implemented. We don't anticipate that this shutdown will last for more than seven days, after which time students will be able to log in and pick up where they left off.

A list of additional tasks that students can complete during the upgrade is available here

We have notified all of VLACS's partner schools and NH superintendents and principals of the temporary closure. Students can expect an email from their instructors on how best to make progress in their courses before, during, and after the upgrade.

Students that were enabled in July 2021, will have an extended grace period through August 31, 2021. Students enabled after the upgrade will have the traditional 28-day grace period.

Only grades will transfer to our new system during the upgrade. None of students' work or assignments from the previous system will transfer. Students should back up their work and/or download and save any assignments or assessments that they have submitted if they wish.

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