We are here to help our students, and help is never more than two clicks away in our NCVPS courses or on our NCVPS website.
Your NCVPS Course
Students, let’s check out your course, first. When you’re logged into your course, click on the “Home” button to find your teacher contact information and links to the Peer Tutoring Center and Virtual Support Center.
Those three links can help you tremendously in your course! You can get questions answered about your lessons and assignments, and you can get help with your tech issues related to your course. Below, you will see exactly what your NCVPS teacher, the Peer Tutoring Center, and the Virtual Support Center can do for you.
The NCVPS Website
The good news, you’re already here on our website’s Student Help page! We’ve tried to make it easy to find this page. It’s the very first link at the very top of our website:
Now, let’s take a look at all our support features. You’ll find help for certain things in specific places. For example, you wouldn’t ask your ELA for help in solving an equation, and you wouldn’t open a help ticket to find out what your grade is. Check out each feature below to see who can help you with what.
Getting Started as an NCVPS Student
We have help for you before you even get started in your course. If you are a new NCVPS student, check out Getting Started as an NCVPS Student page. The page will prepare you for your course and guide you through the first day of class.
We have four printable guides for students. These are great to have alongside you as you begin your course.
- Getting Started Checklist for NCVPS Students
- NCVPS Student Start-Up Guide
- NCVPS Student Success Guide
- Student Help Guide
Visit our Printable Guides page to see all our guides.
NCVPS Virtual Support Center
Students should open a Virtual Support Center (also called the “help desk”) ticket if they have any of the following questions or problems:
- general questions about NCVPS
- login does not work
- unable to submit an assignment
- something doesn’t work in their courses
- can’t contact their teacher
The Support Center also helps e-learning advisors, school and district staff personnel, NCVPS teachers, and parents. The Support Center also serves NCVPS students and teachers, school-based facilitators and e-learning advisors (ELAs). Watch our Support Center video for an overview.
To open a ticket with our support center, follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit the Virtual Support Center page. You will also find the link on the home page of your NCVPS course.
Step 2: Click “Open a New Ticket.”
Step 3: Choose your role (student).
Step 4: In the ticket, include your First and Last name, PowerSchool number, your email, and the course and teacher that you need help with. If you’re an ELA opening a ticket for a student, be sure to include all that same information in your ticket.
Note: If you are getting an error message when you try to log in or submit an assignment or in any NCVPS function, it helps to include a screenshot! You can attach the screenshot right to your help ticket.
Step 5: The response from the Support Center will go to your email address. Sometimes the responses end up in your spam folder, so be sure to check there if you don’t see an email confirmation immediately after you submit your ticket.
Online tickets will be addressed throughout the instructional day. We will handle these in the order they are opened.
Instructors help you with all instruction and grade questions. Contact information for teachers can be found on the home page of your course. The instructor can help with the following:
- Answer course content questions
- Reset tests and quizzes (only your teacher can reset tests or quizzes for you to take again)
- Fix links that are not working
- Answer basic questions about Canvas
Each school has an e-learning advisor (ELA). ELAs help students with registering, dropping or withdrawing, and other school-based issues and questions. We have printable guides for ELAs, as well! If you’re an ELA, please check out all our printable guides. Contact us through our Virtual Support Center whenever you need to!
Peer Tutoring Center
Peer tutors can help students in numerous areas. Students can access the tutoring center from the home page of their course. Follow this link for full details on the peer tutoring program. The Peer Tutoring Center offers the following services:
Quick Question services are available to all NCVPS students. The purpose of this service is to quickly provide assistance to students as they begin to navigate Canvas and their courses.
Virtual Buddies help students with time management, organization, study skills, motivation, and encouragement.
Peer Tutoring helps students with specific needs within their courses. They can help explain the content in a course.
The Writing Center provides detailed feedback and encouragement in the writing process.
The English Language Learner Center works with EL students one on one to assist them in achieving success in all of their courses.
Tech Support helps students with the basic technology in an NCVPS Canvas course. Unsure how to submit an assignment, Tech Support will help!
College Readiness Services includes resources for Study Tips, Standardized Testing, Class Help, Extracurricular Activities, and the NCVPS Cafe. It also houses an interactive discussion forum for students to ask questions about topics like Applying for College, Preparing for Exams, Scholarships, Internship Opportunities, and Extracurricular Activities.
You can access the Peer Tutoring Center from the home page of your course. See the image above.
Parents and Mentors
We’ve got you covered, too! We know you want to help your students. Check out both of these resources:
Getting Started as an NCVPS Student – Follow the steps in this page and you will have a great start to your NCVPS course!
Student Help Page – We have a variety of resources to help NCVPS students.
What Type of Online Learner Am I? – Take this 20-question quiz to determine what type of online learner you are.
Characteristics of a Successful Online Learner – We have found a common set of characteristics of successful online learners. Some of these characteristics you might have naturally. Others you have probably developed over time. You can always develop and improve upon the ones you are missing.
Student FAQs – Find answers to your questions here!
Canvas Orientation – Canvas is the online platform for our courses. Take a tour of Canvas to see what it’s like.
Tips for Online Communication – You might spend a lot of time online texting and chatting, but n online classroom works a little differently. Follow these tips in your online classes. Your instructor and classmates will appreciate it.
Tips to Help You Succeed in Your NCVPS Course – Follow these tips, and you will do great in your NCVPS course!
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity – Be familiar with our code of conduct. We are a real school with real rules.