All Woodridge State High School students are given the tools for online learning from home.
Virtual (online) classrooms are available in eLearn. To access these classrooms, please refer to the Learning From Home Guide.
Online studios are available on Education Queensland's Learning Place platform. These contain mulitple resources and useful links.
School emails are accessed via Microsoft Office 365. Students receive instructions and information from teachers through their emails, and are able to email teacher with their queries.
Online class notebooks are created using Microsoft OneNote. Students receive an email with the links to relevant notebooks from their teachers. These notebooks contain information about their classwork.
Each student enrolled in a state school receives a unique email address which is in the following format: email@example.com. This is part of the state-wide Department of Education Managed Internet Service (MIS) which incorporates a filtering tool for inappropriate language in email text and attachments.
Students use their username and password (see above) to access their email through any of the following websites:
This email must be used for all school related tasks, and must not be used for personal or social use. Any communication to staff must be through school email.
Students should be aware that emails are filtered by the Department of Education Managed Internet Service (MIS) system, and use of inappropriate language, including in attachments, will be detected and emails quarantined. Department of Education and Behaviour Management Policies must be followed when sending and receiving emails using a school account.
Class notebooks are accessed in classrooms and at home through https://portal.office.com. Students can find the relevant teacher's email with links to their class notebook in order to access the notebooks from home.
Virtual Classrooms are accessed in school or at home through QLearn. Students will have received an email with a link to the virtual classrooms they have been enrolled in from the relevant teachers.
Watch our "how to" video to access the eLearn virtual classroom.
The Learning Place
There are many EdStudios available on Education Queensland's Learning Place platform. To access them, go to https://students.learningplace.eq.edu.au then to My Learning Space at top, then on Studios on the left, then on the class EdStudio. There are also many useful student resources and links in the Learning Place.
Students can download the Blackboard Mobile Learn app for free. Click below to download the Blackboard App for your mobile device.
When the app has been installed, enter 'DOE' in the text box then select Learning Place, DOE QLD. Then you will be prompted to enter your username and password.
Download Microsoft Office 365 for FREE
Microsoft Student Advantage allows students to install the Microsoft Office suite of software on up to 5 of their personal devices. This includes the programs used to create schoolwork, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, plus additional classroom tools.
Click here to download your copy of Microsoft Office - you will need to sign into this page with your school email address and school password.
Bring your own device (BYOD)
To access an online learning environment, students and educators need a device (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) with which to access to the internet.
The process for students connecting their device to our network is as follows:
- Student to collect the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) from the IT Helpdesk at the library during all long lunches or access in the handbook.
- Return the RUP signed by parents to the IT Helpdesk during a long lunch.
- IT Technician will connect student.
If students require technical support, please email: Support@woodridgeshs.eq.edu.au
There is up to a 24 hour turnaround time on remote support.
How can I contact a student's teacher if I have questions?
Please email your teacher/child's teacher directly.
School staff email contact list (PDF, 258KB)
Consider these tips to assist your child with Learning at home:
- Get familiar with each of the digital tools your child will use while learning from home.
- Set up a space for your child to use that considers their unique learning styles:
- Desk or table, with a comfortable chair set at an appropriate height.
- Space for writing in notebooks and space for an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet.
- Access to internet services.
- Access to power.
- Good lighting and in a quiet location, away from distractions.
- Ease of monitoring your child's learning and internet access and behaviour.
- Minimal access to distractions (such as additional screens).
- Create a routine that will support your child's success while learning from home.
- Consider the due dates or timelines for each activity, as determined by the teacher.
- Review the time required to successfully engage with each activity, task or subject.
Ensure your child takes regular breaks for activity, eating and drinking. Ensure every 30 to 60 minutes, they take a brief rest break. In the activity breaks, it is important that your child get's up and moves around.
- Make a list of activities that you and your child can use besides their classwork.
Students are expected to:
- Establish and/or follow a routine for learning. This should be four hours per core subject for Senior Secondary and three hours per week for Junior Secondary.
- Know how to log on to devices and learning platforms.
- Know how to access technology support if needed.
- Regularly monitor the eLearning Blackboard app and email communication to check for updates and feedback from teachers.
- Complete tasks to the best of their ability.
- Meet timelines, commitments, due dates as much as possible given their circumstances.
- Communicate regularly with teachers if they cannot meet deadlines or require additional support or explanation.
- Seek out and communicate with school staff as different needs arise.
- Collaborate and support their classmates in their learning.
- Comply with the school's information, communication and behaviour policies.
- Clearly understand how to access relevant staff, such as Student Support, Year Coordinators and Heads of Department.