and Crisis Management
NOW AVAILABLE: September 4, 2012 - The 2012-13 ERCM Online Training is now available. This training is required annually. You will need the Enrollment Key provided to your principal/school administrator. See instructions below for details.
Annual ERCM Online Training is required for all school principals and their emergency response teams (E-Teams), including alternates, as indicated by policy KDE. Any DPS employee is welcome to take this training as long as they have a DPS login and password. Charter schools must provide employee names (first and last) and email addresses to Michael_Mayo@dpsk12.org in Emergency Preparedness to be set up with login usernames.
QUESTIONS: Call Emergency Preparedness at 720-424-1916. For technical problems with the training, please contact the DoTS hotline at x33888.
Please remember that each member of your school E-Team, including alternates, must take the online training and pass the certification quiz at the end of each lesson with a score of 75% or greater to satisfy the school's annual ERCM training requirement. If your team fails to complete these tasks successfully, a member of the District ERCM Team will contact your principal to set up additional training.
ERCM Online Training - Instructions
Go to http://dpslms.dpsk12.org This takes you to the Denver Public Schools Learning Management System Home Page. Login using instructions below (upper RH side of screen):
If you have a DPS user account: log on using your DPS username and password.
All Charter School users: use your Charter School email address as your username and the password that has been provided to your principal/director/head of school. (NOTE: Charter School Administrators must have provided a list of E-Team member names and email addresses to Michael_Mayo@dpsk12.org in Emergency Preparedness, in order for Charter user accounts to be set up).
You will be asked for an enrollment key the first time you login to the course. This Enrollment Key has been provided to your school principal/administrator.
ALL USERS: Once logged in, click on the Operational P.D. category. In that category, click on the ERCM Emergency Preparedness 2012-13 for Schools course name.
In the ERCM Emergency Preparedness 2012-13 for Schools Course, following the course description, you will find the ERCM Glossary, ERCM Video Scripts and ERCM Manual Table of Contents. You will also find sections entitled Announcements & Support Center and Course Information. Before beginning, check the Important Announcements Forum and Course Syllabus. Then proceed to Lesson 1. There are five (5) ERCM lessons, an ERCM Survey and an ERCM Certificate. In Lessons 1-4, you will find the section of the ERCM Manual upon which the lesson is based. Review the ERCM Manual section, watch the video and then take the quiz. You will be allowed 3 attempts to take and pass each quiz. The 5 ERCM lessons and 5 quizzes (one for each lesson) and the Survey must be completed in order to request the ERCM Certificate at the end of the course. DO NOT use browser back button when taking quiz.
- You must pass each of the 5 quizzes with a score of 75% or greater and complete the Survey in order to receive and print your Certificate. Once you receive your ERCM Certificate, you are certified for the 2012-2013 school year. Send a copy of your certificate to your principal/administrator.
If you are unable to login to the Course, please contact Emergency Preparedness at (720) 424-1916.
SCREEN RESOLUTION - Set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 for optimal viewing. To do this:
- Go to your desktop.
- Right click and select Properties.
- Choose the Settings tab.
- In the Screen Resolution box, slide the bar to the appropriate setting.
FINISH REVIEW BUTTON IN QUIZ does not work - After completing a quiz, if the FINISH REVIEW button does not take you back to the Main Course Page, click the back button (left arrow), then click the course name, ERCM-Schools-2012-13, on the upper left, to return to the Main Course Page.
INTERRUPTED WHILE TAKING QUIZ - If you get interrupted while taking a quiz and close out of the course, your answers will be saved in this new version of the course, as long as you DO NOT click Submit all and finish. When you return later and finish the quiz, then click Submit all and finish.
POP-UP BLOCKERS - If you get a Pop-up blocker message when attempting a quiz, click OK, then hold down the CTRL button while clicking on Attempt Quiz.
UNABLE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE COURSE - If you are unable to access the DPS Learning Management System (http://dpslms.dpsk12.org), check to make sure your computer's internet browser is supported by DPS. Go to http://dots.dpsk12.org/standards and look for the versions of Internet Explorer and/or Firefox that are supported for PC or Mac computers. If your computer's version is NOT listed, you will need to access the ERCM online training course from another computer that uses a DPS supported internet browser.
FIREFOX BROWSER RECOMMENDED - We have been advised by DoTS that using the Firefox browser to access the course is advisable.