The first day of school was off to a rocky start with various technological issues.
For many school districts in Colorado, the first day of school was scheduled for Monday, August 24. While teachers and students foresaw the possibility of a few hiccups, the first day of school encountered a long list of technological issues for remote students. Some of the problems included power outages, Zoom issues, and WiFi connectivity problems.
In the morning at 8:23 a.m., Zoom tweeted about a problem people were experiencing when they attempted to log in. In the tweet, they stated they "have identified the issue and are working on a fix".
If you're having trouble connecting to Zoom, we have identified the issue and are working on a fix. Please follow https://t.co/aqz5nSoQRw for updates. We're so sorry about the inconvenience.— Zoom (@zoom_us) August 24, 2020
About two hours later, Zoom tweeted again saying the problem had been fixed and offered their apologies.
Everything should be working properly now! We are continuing to monitor the situation. Thank you all for your patience and our sincere apologies for disrupting your day.— Zoom (@zoom_us) August 24, 2020
Additionally, Xcel Energy reported a power outage near Godson Elemntary School in Denver that affected 6,089 customers.
A state was posted on Xcel's online electric outage map on Monday morning. “Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Please continue to check back for estimated restoration time updates. Thank you for your patience.”
The issues continued on the first day of school as Comcast/Xfinity also reported WiFi issues on Monday.
The pros and cons of remote learning is something students, parents and the Education Department have been weighing since schools closed back in March because of the spread of coronavirus.
How did the first of school go for your kiddos? Any internet/computer issues? Sound off in the comments below.