Notre Dame Virtual School uses the FirstClass Collaborative platform to provide its online learning environment. FirstClass offers a safe Intranet site that is monitored to ensure users' security. Through the Mailbox, NDVS users can send and receive secure email to other NDVS students and faculty.
NDVS CLASSES AND PROJECTS
NDVS offers students the opportunity to take online classes and projects. The online projects have created to enable teachers to supplement curriculum. The projects are self-paced and can be used by to enhance the curriculum content.
Learning Webs and Units are online activities that enhance the traditional curriculum. Designed for students aged 4-18, Learning Webs use the Internet to integrate technology, curriculum and learning goals. They can be used for individual classes, projects, or homework assignments. NDVS offers over 500 learning webs in a wide variety of subject areas and class levels.
Through NDVS, students and faculty have access to a number of projects sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and their schools. The resources on Notre Dame Online are available to all the schools. The special projects include resources on St. Julie Billiart, Sister Dorothy Stang, Justice and Peace, United Nations, and many other resources.