We are offering 9 sections of introductory chemistry at LPHS in the 2023-2024 school year. The teachers work collaboratively and use the same resources, assignments, and schedule. There is at least one section offered every class period.
There are two common problems people have with logging in to Canvas.
1) Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a 500 error:
If the device you are using is logged in to multiple Google accounts (Gmail accounts) when you first log in to Canvas, this error message is almost guaranteed. This error also pops up when the server is too busy-- which frequently happens right at the end of the term.
There are two ways to solve this problem. The first way is as follows :
Log out of each and every Google account used on the device. (It isn't enough to close the window. You must actually log out.) Then log in using your @alpinesd.org gmail account. After this, you should be able to add the other Google accounts (reopen them on the device), and from then on, the Canvas login will ask you which one to use. But the first time, you have to log all the others out.
The method for solving problem 2 (below) should also work for this.
2. Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a forbidden or restricted error:
Solve this problem (and almost all Canvas Login problems) this way:
Log into your @alpinesd.org gmail, and get to Canvas through the google apps button in the upper right corner next to your profile pic.
Click the 9 dots (the symbol you use to get to Google drive), then choose MORE.
When you click MORE, Canvas shows up there with a colorful square icon.
This is always the best way to get you into Canvas when the alpine.instructure.com link yields a server error.
Are you signed up for chemistry this fall? Are you super excited?
Are you worried about COVID-19 stealing your learning opportunities?
Luckily, the LPHS chemistry team has already created a cohesive curriculum, and our course content is all available online. Similar to the physics program at LPHS, the chemistry program relies on online homework and the class notes (and any paper assignments) are available online.
We have already recorded and posted narration videos for nearly all our class notes, so if you need to stay home to quarantine, you will still be able to get the lessons and submit your assignments on time. (You can submit paper assignments by taking a photo/scan and submitting electronically.)
We know that listening to us teach on video is not as inspiring as being in the classroom, but hopefully our recordings are an improvement over simply reading the notes by yourself. If you take advantage of our online content (all of which will be available via Canvas, and some of which will also be posted here at LPHSChem.com), you will be able to succeed in chemistry even if you cannot be in the classroom due to the pandemic.
Oh hey, do you want more detail than was in the previous post? Do you want to take the Unit 11 test while quarantined? Super!
Here is a summary of the Socially Distant LPHS Chemistry Plan. Note that this was written by Wentz, so if you have a different chem teacher, a few of these things may be somewhat different in your class.
The Unit 11 Test & Late Work Deadline were intended to be Monday, 3/16 (A-Day) and Tuesday, 3/17 (B-Day). With the schools entering soft closure, what's the plan now?
We are offering 16 sections of introductory chemistry at LPHS in the 2019-2020 school year. The four teachers work collaboratively and use the same resources, assignments, and schedule. There is at least one section offered every class period.
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