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Instructional Technology Rolls Out New Office 3656 Student E-mail Service

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (DOE), Office of Instructional Technology, recently overhauled its online operating system, which now offers all public school students in 1st-12th grades a new user account and e-mail address on Office 365, one of the top online operating systems on the market today.
The student e-mail service represents an official means of communication between students and DOE staff. The staff will rely on the student e-mail account for official communications related to students’ courses (i.e. assignment reminders, class announcements, and other day-to-day notices). DOE will also communicate with students regarding school closures, emergencies and other official communications. It is important that students check their e-mail accounts on a regular basis.
The new system also gives students access to wireless Internet connectivity, Goggle apps, access to the Web filter, the ability to create helpdesk tickets and a host of other network services. Additionally, the student email service gives teachers the ability to create virtual classrooms for students.
This new system will take effect on Monday, Sept. 26.
For more information or to sign up for the free student e-mail service, students and parents should visit the Department of Education’s Web site: www.vide.vi and click the “FOR STUDENTS” tab.
Email @ stu.vide.vi. All students in grades 1st-12th will have access to e-mail service provided by DOE. An e-mail address will automatically be generated for the student once he or she has enrolled in the password reset tool (https://passwordreset.vide.vi) provided by the Department’s Office of Instructional Technology Division. The e-mail service provides unlimited storage, access from portable devices, and built-in anti-spam message filtering. This email service is for the student’s use only.
All student e-mail addresses will use a standard format. Your e-mail username will be your first name dot your last name and the last three digits of your school-issued student number followed by @stu.vide.vi:
For example, if your name is John Doe and your student number is 430697, your e-mail address will be: john.doe697@stu.vide.vi
You may access your Department of Education Student e-mail address online at: https://office.outlook365.com https://outlook.com/vide.vi
The computer labs on each school campus will have a number of short documents available describing how to access, set up and use your account. Also, the Lab Managers/SIS Administrator (PowerSchool Administrators) will be able to help answer questions. Or students can contact the Office of Instructional Technology for Technical Support via the following options:
 Online at http://helpdesk.vide.vi
 By phone at 778-1600 (ext. 7500 if on-campus)
 By e-mail at helpdesk@vide.vi

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