Learning from home:

Help guides

Using school email

You can use your academy email to keep in touch with teachers

All students and teachers have access to an Outlook email account (please note, we do not use Gmail).

Visit https://outlook.office.com/owa/ or click the Purple button.

Your username will be something like 12ab01@cam.coop (don't forget to add @cam.coop on at the end) and use your normal password.

All messages from your teachers and notifications from google classroom will go to your school email.

Your Google account

You can log in to Google Classroom, Google Drive etc. using your academy Google account.

All students and teachers have a Google account which we use for school work.

Your username will be something like 12ab01@cam.coop (don't forget to add @cam.coop on at the end) and use your normal password.

You MUST use your academy account for Classroom to work for you - not any other Google account.

Getting started with Google Classroom (video)

Watch the video for a tour of Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an easy to use tool which lets teachers set work for students. Students can 'turn in' work through Google Classroom too. The video below will give you a guided tour.

You do not need to install anything - you can just go to classroom.google.com to get started. There is an app version for smartphones and tablets, which you can use if you wish.

Why does Classroom ask to access my device's camera?

Your device may show an alert asking permission to use a camera etc.

You may see this alert if you download the Google Classroom app, which then allows students to upload photos of their offline work through the app. If you are worried, you do not need to download the app. You can just access Google Classroom on the web at classroom.google.com where it will not trigger any security warning.

Joining Google Classrooms with codes

You need to join a Google Classroom for every subject.

  1. Visit classroom.google.com
  2. Make sure you are logged in using your Academy Google account
  3. Click the plus icon and then 'Join class' - it's at the top right on a computer and the bottom right on mobile.
  4. Enter the code - there is a list for each Year Group.
  5. You only need to do this once. Next time you log in, your classes will be there.

What to do if Google Classroom codes don't work (switching between accounts)

If you see these error messages, it is because you are not using your academy Google account.

You will only be able to see our Google Classrooms if you log in using your academy account. If possible, log out of all other Google accounts before you start.

If you cannot see or join classes, you may need to switch accounts. To do this, find the accounts section and select your academy account. You will find this:

  • at the top right on the desktop and tablet versions of Google Classroom
  • under the ☰ menu icon on the top left of smartphone versions of Google Classroom

Turning in assignments on Google Classroom

Click on the Classwork tab to find all your assignments.

  1. Click on the 'Classwork' tab - it's at the top on a desktop and at the bottom on mobile. You will see a list of assignments.
  2. Open the assignment. On the desktop version, it shows a preview - click 'View assignment' for the full instructions.
  3. You will see instructions, along with any helpful links or documents the teacher has given you.
  4. To 'turn in' an assignment - look for the 'Your work' box. This is on the right hand side on the desktop. On the mobile version, you need to swipe up from the bottom to open it fully.
    • If the teacher has given you a worksheet to fill in, this is in the 'You work' section and will have your name on.
    • You can click "+ Add or create" to start a new document or upload your work - this could be a photo of your work, a slideshow or word document etc.
    • When you are ready, click the blue button to "Turn in" your work.

Mathswatch

Our Maths department use a website called Mathswatch, and the login details are slightly different.

  1. Visit https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
  2. Usernames look like e.g 19AZ01@cam (replace 19AZ01 with your usual username) It is very important you don’t put .coop after it as you would for Google or email. Password is: Pa55word1 (not your usual password used to access the school accounts).
  3. Once you have logged in – you will be able to see assignments that have been set. These are under the tab “My Work”.
  4. If you are struggling with tasks set, click on the "Videos" tab to view support resources on topics covered.

Download Microsoft Office

Download Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to your PC or laptop

As well as Google Docs, students also have access to Office365. This lets you use Word, PowerPoint and Excel online with a OneDrive.

On top of that, you can download the full versions of these programs to your laptops and computers.

  1. Visit office.com
  2. Enter your username. Your Microsoft login details are the same as your Google login details. (Your username will be something like 12ab01@cam.coop (don't forget to add @cam.coop on at the end) and use your normal password.)
  3. You will be taken to the academy's sign in page where you can enter your password.
  4. Look for the 'Install Office' button and follow the instructions.