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Virtual Learning Support

City Schools uses BlackBoard Collaborate and Google Classroom to support virtual learning during times when students cannot attend class in person, such as inclement weather. BlackBoard Collaborate is used for live instruction, and Google Classroom is used to host class assignments and resources.

 

Below are instructions for the software. If you require assistance, Call the City Schools IT Help Desk at 443-984-2001. We’re ready to help you Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions about virtual learning during inclement weather?

Visit our Inclement Weather webpage

Learn how virtual learning occurs during inclement weather

How to reset your password


For Google Classroom, students will need to login. You will need your student ID number and a password. If you need to reset your password, please contact your teacher.

How to login to Google Classroom

From a desktop or laptop

  1. Go to Google.com. Click on the blue Sign In button in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Enter your City Schools username (StudentIDNumber@bcpss.org)
  3. You will be redirected to the Baltimore City Public Schools sign in page. Enter your City Schools username again and password (created by the school)
  4. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the grid of black boxes next to your child’s initials. Then click on the Google Classroom icon.
  5. If your child is already enrolled in a class, click on the class. If your child needs to enroll in a class, click on the + next to the grid of black boxes and enter the class code from your teacher.

From a cell phone or tablet

  1. Visit the Apple app store or Google Play to install Google Classroom
  2. Open the app and click on Get Started. Choose Add Account and click on OK
  3. Enter your City Schools username (StudentIDNumber@bcpss.org). You will be redirected to the Baltimore City Public Schools sign in page. Enter your City Schools username again and password (created by the school)
  4. If your child is already enrolled in a class, click on the class. If your child needs to enroll in a class, click on the + and enter the class code from your teacher

From a PS4

  1. Turn on PS4 system
  2. Use controller to school to far right of bar with games on it to “library”
  3. Select “Library” application
  4. Under search option, school down to “Application”
  5. Select “internet browser” on list of applications
  6. Start internet browser and press triangle button on controller to search
  7. Type in and search Google Classroom and select the first link that comes up
  8. Select “go to classroom” and students sign in with your City Schools username and password

From an Xbox

  1. From the home menu, go to my games and apps
  2. Scroll down to apps
  3. Go to the Edge application
  4. Go to classroom.google.com and sign in with your City Schools username and password
     

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Navigating Google Classroom

  1. STREAM is where your teacher will share announcements and you will see what assignments are due
  2. CLASSWORK is where all assignments, videos, and resources can be found
  3. YOUR WORK is where you can find your assignments
  4. TURN IN is what you click after you have completed an assignment to turn it in. You will know that the assignment was turned in if you see it in YOUR WORK

More information

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