Orientation Information

  • Welcome to SVL! We are excited to have you as part of our community of online learners.

  • Getting Started

    1. Download & read the SVL Student/Parent Handbook for detailed information on being a successful online student, logging into your classes, utilizing your SPS Office 365 account, navigating Blackboard, and more!

    2. Log in to Blackboard to access your classes
      • Username: Student last name + last four digits of student ID + @sps81.org
        Ex: student1234@sps81.org
      • Password: Your 8-digit birthdate (mmddyyyy)
        Don't know your ID? Contact your SVL Student Support Specialist
    3. Download Office 365
      Your SPS student email is the only email address SVL teachers & staff use for all communications to you. It is important you check this email regularly.
      • Username: Student last name + last four digits of student ID + @sps81.org
        Ex: student1234@sps81.org
      • Password: Your 8-digit birthdate (mmddyyyy)

    Students now have access to the full suite of Microsoft Office products.

    If you are not a Spokane Public Schools student, please contact our District Partner Student Support Specialist.

  • Additional Tips for Success

    • Ask questions! Do not let a question prevent you from working.
    • Communication with your teacher is the key to prevention.
    • Print out the Course Schedule for your course and place that where you work as a reference.
    • Be an excellent reader of directions! Read all your teacher’s announcements.
    • The Firefox browser works best with Blackboard.
    • When in doubt, contact your teacher. Progress in the SVL program is vital to your success so please stay in frequent contact with your teacher.
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  • Attend an orientation

    Learn more about SVL, become acquainted with navigating your online class, meet our online teachers and more! Find our orientation schedule here.