Completing the current semester online might seem a bit daunting whether you have taken online classes before or not. This is an opportunity for you to take charge of your own learning and discover how to learn even better! Don’t think you’re alone. The university is offering every possible resource to help you continue your education.
Where to Get Started
BYU has institutional licenses to products such as Zoom video conferencing software that are free for professors and students. Many teachers are turning to Zoom for teaching classes remotely. It may be helpful to download and become familiar with Zoom before classes begin.
Detailed Zoom training is available at https://go.byu.edu/zoomtraining. Be sure to log in with your BYU credentials for the full license features.
Where to Get Help
Your instructors are the first source of information about moving your class to a remote learning experience. Some classes will be offered live at the regularly scheduled hour, others will be recorded for viewing at any time, while still others will be a hybrid of both formats. Your teachers can tell you what to expect.
Some of your teachers are experienced in using digital learning environments and will make the transition to remote instruction easily. Others, however, will find it a challenge. Please be patient. Don’t hesitate to provide positive, constructive, and appreciative feedback about what is working and what is not.
Access to Computers
OIT has a limited number of laptops that you can borrow for the remainder of the semester if you do not have computer access. Call 801-422-4000 for more information. Some campus computer labs may be open depending on demand.
Campus Counseling Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services Office is available if you are struggling emotionally or psychologically.