University services are available to support you and your success no matter where you are or the structure of your classes.
Check this page often for updates and links to new resources and information. While you’re at it, check the University’s COVID-19 page, to keep informed of the updates happening at Michigan Tech.
Taking Online Classes
Plan for lectures, homework, exams, and office hours. You may have classes in-person, remote, or online, (or all three). It may take some time to adjust to pivoting between class structures, be patient.
Set Up the Technology
The IT Help Desk is ready to help you access Canvas, technology, and downloading software. And, technology is available for loan through IT on a limited basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Use Support Resources
If you find you need help, reach out to us. The Dean of Students, academic advisors, and staff members at the Learning Centers, Counseling Services, and Student Disability Services are all here for you. Folks might be available in-person, via phone or virtually through Google Hangouts or Zoom. If you know who to reach out to, email them. If you aren’t sure who to ask, contact email@example.com or call 906-487-3558.
Though we’re sometimes working remotely, we’re still in this together. Keep in mind that your instructors may be breaking new ground, too. Patience, honesty, and a willingness to give and accept feedback will be integral to everyone’s success this semester. Keep University values in mind and support each other as best you can.
Virtual Learning Centers
Tips for Taking Online Classes
These eight suggestions may help you be successful in an online setting.
Here are some more practices to help you get and stay on track if you are still struggling.
Use Remote Meetings
If you need to hold group meetings, using Google meet or Scheduling a Zoom Meeting might be especially useful. Plus, with Zoom, you can record your meetings in case team members can't attend.