Computer and Technology Services - D2L

Calgary Board of Education schools use a variety of technology tools to support the personalization of learning for each student. Currently our school uses Brightspace, by Desire2Learn (D2L), a learning platform available to all our staff and students. It is a secure, password-protected environment for collaboration, communication, organization and assessment. Parents can create an account through the Calgary Board of Education using registered email account. Please visit www.cbe.ab.ca

In order to enjoy access to the many computer resources at Sir Winston Churchill, students must complete two exercises.

  1. All new students to Sir Winston Churchill are required to review the Acceptable Use Policy for Networked Information Resources (AUP).
  2. Students are to complete an online Web Awareness activity.

Then, each student is given a printing account which has $10.00 worth of printing. This is enough for 200 sheets of normal black and white printing. Colour printing is available in the library as well, but cost $0.30 per copy. Should students require additional printing; accounts can be reloaded at the business office.

Although not a complete list, the following items promote and support responsible digital citizenship:

  1. No gaming whatsoever unless for educational purposes under supervision and with consent of a teacher.
  2. Students must not download and/or install programs or other applications on school computers.
  3. Students are not to tamper with either hardware or computer settings.
  4. Students are allowed to use personal memory storage devices.
  5. Students are to keep their passwords secure and personal. No student is to log in and allow another access to their account, nor shall another student use an account that is not theirs.
  6. Any attempt to engage in hacking, cracking, password stealing, accessing secure network areas or other actions which compromise the school or CBE network is a serious matter, and will result in significant consequences.
  7. Students are not to visit websites that are of an inappropriate nature for school use.
  8. Students are not to post personal information, pictures, videos or commentary about themselves or other CBE students and staff.
  9. Students are not to record any audio or visual instruction or activities in the building unless requested to do so by a teacher.
  10. Students are not to take pictures of others or instructional materials (example: exams) unless given permission to do so.

All violations of the guidelines in the above will be documented and kept on record. Consequences will depend on the nature of the offence but could include, in order of severity: supervised internet access only, temporary suspension of school network privileges, long-term expulsion from the network, and the subsequent removal from courses that require internet access, suspension from school, expulsion from school or even possible legal action.

Computer Access

Students automatically receive an account when registered. To access your new account your user name would be your 9 digit student ID number and your password would be your birth day typed as YYYMMDD. Once you have accessed your account you must change your password. If your previous school was with the CBE you should have the same long-in information.

Email Accounts - Students

Students receive an Email account when registered. After you have created your own password you can access your CBE Email account through Google. If you have any difficulties, please see the main office.

Email Accounts - Staff

Staff email addresses can be found on the school website.

Computer Resources

Students can access computers before and after school and at lunch, or during a spare provided a class has not booked them. All computers come with a large range of software applications as well as high speed internet.
Computer Labs (classroom or club use only)

Computer Labs (classroom or club use only)

  • Room 104
  • Room 107
  • Room 109
  • Room 118
  • Room 122
  • Room 241
  • Room 238 (Language Lab)
  • Blenheim Room

Computers Accessible to Students

  • Library Red Area
  • Library Blue Area
  • Learning Resource Room (101)

Digital Citizenship

Computer and Technology Services - D2L

Calgary Board of Education schools use a variety of technology tools to support the personalization of learning for each student. Currently our school uses Brightspace, by Desire2Learn (D2L), a learning platform available to all our staff and students. It is a secure, password-protected environment for collaboration, communication, organization and assessment. Parents can create an account through the Calgary Board of Education using registered email account. Please visit www.cbe.ab.ca

In order to enjoy access to the many computer resources at Sir Winston Churchill, students must complete two exercises.

  1. All new students to Sir Winston Churchill are required to review the Acceptable Use Policy for Networked Information Resources (AUP).
  2. Students are to complete an online Web Awareness activity.

Then, each student is given a printing account which has $10.00 worth of printing. This is enough for 200 sheets of normal black and white printing. Colour printing is available in the library as well, but cost $0.30 per copy. Should students require additional printing; accounts can be reloaded at the business office.

Although not a complete list, the following items promote and support responsible digital citizenship:

  1. No gaming whatsoever unless for educational purposes under supervision and with consent of a teacher.
  2. Students must not download and/or install programs or other applications on school computers.
  3. Students are not to tamper with either hardware or computer settings.
  4. Students are allowed to use personal memory storage devices.
  5. Students are to keep their passwords secure and personal. No student is to log in and allow another access to their account, nor shall another student use an account that is not theirs.
  6. Any attempt to engage in hacking, cracking, password stealing, accessing secure network areas or other actions which compromise the school or CBE network is a serious matter, and will result in significant consequences.
  7. Students are not to visit websites that are of an inappropriate nature for school use.
  8. Students are not to post personal information, pictures, videos or commentary about themselves or other CBE students and staff.
  9. Students are not to record any audio or visual instruction or activities in the building unless requested to do so by a teacher.
  10. Students are not to take pictures of others or instructional materials (example: exams) unless given permission to do so.

All violations of the guidelines in the above will be documented and kept on record. Consequences will depend on the nature of the offence but could include, in order of severity: supervised internet access only, temporary suspension of school network privileges, long-term expulsion from the network, and the subsequent removal from courses that require internet access, suspension from school, expulsion from school or even possible legal action.

Computer Access

Students automatically receive an account when registered. To access your new account your user name would be your 9 digit student ID number and your password would be your birth day typed as YYYMMDD. Once you have accessed your account you must change your password. If your previous school was with the CBE you should have the same long-in information.

Email Accounts - Students

Students receive an Email account when registered. After you have created your own password you can access your CBE Email account through Google. If you have any difficulties, please see the main office.

Email Accounts - Staff

Staff email addresses can be found on the school website.

Computer Resources

Students can access computers before and after school and at lunch, or during a spare provided a class has not booked them. All computers come with a large range of software applications as well as high speed internet.
Computer Labs (classroom or club use only)

Computer Labs (classroom or club use only)

  • Room 104
  • Room 107
  • Room 109
  • Room 118
  • Room 122
  • Room 241
  • Room 238 (Language Lab)
  • Blenheim Room

Computers Accessible to Students

  • Library Red Area
  • Library Blue Area
  • Learning Resource Room (101)
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​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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