As we all embark on learning at home during this unprecedented time, we can appreciate that you will need assistance with technology. Please be sure to check the Volusia County Schools update for the most current updates about the Instructional Continuity Plan. This page will contain resources related to technology students may be using for classes.
The VCS helpline is 386-626-0070!
They are open from 8:30-3:00 on school days.
vPortal- Where All of Your Tools and Resources Live!
Sudents should be logging in to vPortal daily. VPortal is where all learning applications and resources are housed for Volusia County students and teachers. You access vPortal by going to the Volusia County Schools website and clicking on vPortal.
Students login with their school email address ([email protected]) and whatever you have chosen for your password. If you need assistance resetting your password, you can contact any of your teachers. They all have the ability to reset your password to a temporary password. You will also notice on the login screen a button to press if you have forgotten your password. This only works if you have set recovery questions. Please click where it says "Need to register for self-service password reset" and set recovery questions if you have never done so and you will avoid having to ask one of your teachers to reset your password in the future.
All students can conveniently change their password at anytime right inside of VPortal. To complete this process, students should follow these steps:
- Login to VPortal with your current password.
- After logging in, navigate to the upper-right corner and click/tap your picture/avatar.
- Click/tap Settings.
- After clicking/tapping Settings, you will see the General tab.
- Scroll down and click/tap the option that says "Reset Password".
- In the "Old Password" field, enter your current password. Then, enter your new password in the "New Password" and "Confirm Passwords" fields. Your new password must be at least 6 characters in length.
- Click/tap Save.
- A message will appear showing the change was successful.
Once you are inside vPortal, your instructional apps will be located on your screen. You will be using Gradebook, Office 365 (for your email, Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Canvas (for non-core classes and supplementary materials for many core classes), and Edgenuity (for English, math, science, and social studies classes except AP or IB classes).
When you open Office 365, you will find Outlook (your email) and Microsoft Teams (where teachers will communicate with you and host class meetings). You can download any of these apps directly to a computer for free using the button that says install office. You can also access any of the apps on a phone by visiting the app store and searching for Microsoft. All of the apps are free and you login with the same login you use to access vPortal.
When you check your email, make sure you are looking at both FOCUSED and OTHER emails to ensure you don't miss anything!