How Do I Get Started?

To avoid being withdrawn from your course(s), you must complete a minimum of 12% of the course work within the first 15 days of the session, regardless of when you actually started working in the course. You must make weekly progress in the course, keeping on track using the pacing guide within the course. You may work ahead and complete the course before the ending date which is posted within your course on the home page.

  1. From the Indiana Online Academy website click the Login tab. Enter the Username and Password you received in a previous e-mail. (If you do not have your login information, click the Login Tab, then "Forgot Password?". Enter the same student e-mail address you provided on the registration form into the box...and your username and password will be immediately sent to that e-mail address.)

  2. After you have logged in, click Proceed to Classes on the top left side of the screen.

  3. After watching A Message From Your IOA Principal, Click on the Course title under My Courses.

  4. Click on CONTENT at the top of the page.

  5. Click on the WELCOME FOLDER. Students are required to THOROUGHLY READ the IOA Handbook. When you have completed ALL activities in the Welcome folder, then complete the REQUIRED STUDENT SIGN-OFF. You will not have access to the units in your course until all items in the WELCOME FOLDER and the STUDENT SIGN-OFF have been completed.

  6. It is advised that you print the PACING GUIDE. Students should create all of your work first in Microsoft Word, (or PowerPoint) SAVE IT, and then "paste" it into your course. The IOA system will "time-out" for security reasons after a period of inactivity. In such cases, you may lose your work! Make sure to ALWAYS have a backup copy of any work that you complete. You may be asked to provide a copy to your instructor for grading.

  7. If you have any questions at any time, contact your instructor. The Instructor's telephone number can be found on the course home page. You may send your instructor an email by clicking on the Email icon within the course.

  8. Please log out of your account when you have finished working by clicking the down arrow next to your name in the upper right corner. This will prevent possible future technical problems with logging in.

Technology Requirements:

  • Students must have an ACTIVE EMAIL ACCOUNT.
  • INTERNET ACCESS (Preferably high speed, cable or wireless)
  • The recommended browser is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Safari is problematic in some courses. Do not use Internet Explorer.
  • Course content is NOT MOBILE friendly. You cannot use an iPhone/mobile device.
  • MICROSOFT OFFICE / WORD, EXCEL AND POWERPOINT (If you don't have Microsoft Office, you can use Google Docs to create your assignment documents, and then export to them to your computer in Microsoft Office format.)

IOA is committed to assisting students with their academic success. We hope you find your online learning experience both educational and enjoyable.

Best of luck with your online course!
Indiana Online Academy