Within this evolving landscape and changing circumstances, here are some strategies to help you pivot to learning remotely:
Additionally, please note that “social distancing” should really be understood as “physical distancing” since you should remotely talk with people through Skype, Facebook, etc.
This is the official communication mode for the college. You must check your email to avoid missing any critical information. Check out our Tips page for information on how to better manage your email.
Keep up with your classes so that your work doesn't pile up. Reach out to your faculty member as soon as you feel like you are behind and make a plan to get caught up.
Plan to dedicate 6-7 hours per week per course to learning. (So, if you're a full-time student taking 15 credits, you'll still be studying full time – roughly 30-35 hours per week.)
What will this "learning" include? Depending on the mode of instruction your professor selects, it may mean:
real-time participation in online activities
participation in online activities on your own time
Reviewing course content
Responding to discussion boards
Working on group and individual projects
Expect ongoing changes to your courses and be patient with yourself and your instructors as you and they adjust to a new learning mode.
Familiarize yourself with Blackboard Learn and make sure you can access these resources on your devices – preferably a laptop or desktop computer or tablet. If you do not have access to appropriate hardware please contact Jeff Ventura. For more hardware information, see our Getting Help page.
For software needs or concerns, see our Internet Access and Software Needs page.
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