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COVID-19: Campus Resources for Online Learning

Good morning Scots!

 

We pray that you have been able to find a place to settle in the midst of this transition. We eagerly anticipate the day we get to return to the mountain together. In the meantime, know that your faculty and staff are here to offer whatever support we can to help you succeed this semester. We want to make sure you are aware of campus resources that are still available to you as we transition into online learning.

 

Things to consider as you are getting ready to begin online learning:

  • Communicate often and openly with your professors.

  • Create structure by setting aside specific times for class work, studying, and working on papers and projects.

  • Set up a work space with minimal distractions (Examples: limit shows and music playing in the background, have your phone out of sight, turn your computer on Do Not Disturb). 

  • Explore Google Meet before classes resume to be familiar with the platform.

 

Here are the campus resources available that we want to encourage you to utilize during this time:

 

Technology Services:

Prior to classes beginning on March 30, please ensure that you are able to log into Gmail and Canvas. Contact tech services at techsupport@covenant.edu if you have issues logging into your account. 

 

When you log into Canvas, you should see the courses in which you are enrolled.  If you do not see one of your courses, click the Courses link from the menu on the left.  You can then click the All Courses link and click the star next to a course to favorite it.  If your professor is asking you to use Canvas and you have never used it, here are some instructions you might find helpful.

 

Be sure to download the ReACT app on your phone so that you can easily change your password or unlock your account.  Instructions on setting up the ReACT app can be found on the last page of these instructions.  You may also want to download the app for Canvas if you would find it more convenient for your courses.

 

All students are eligible for a free copy of Microsoft O365 for their computers.  If you need O365, you can request access by emailing techsupport@covenant.edu.

 

If you need technical assistance for your classes, please submit a support request, email techsupport@covenant.edu or call 706-419-1219.  

 

Center for Student Success:

The CSS can help students create work structure and time management plans within the online class format. Meetings can be made with Becca Moore or Caroline Reeves via email or by phone at 706-419-1262 from 8am-4:30pm EST.

 

Contact your professors for specific tutoring needs or additional support for your individual classes.

 

Writing Center:

Use this Writing Center Appointment Request Form to request an appointment. A tutor will reach out to you and schedule a time, via Google Meet or phone, to talk about your paper. Please plan ahead and allow a few days for this process to happen -- we will not be able to look at papers the day they are due.

 

Note: If you are looking for a quick answer to a question about citation styles, you may want to check the Purdue Online Writing Lab, which has extensive guides on citation formats. 

 

Math Center:

The Math Center will be returning to their regularly scheduled hours of 9am - 5pm and 7 - 11pm EST, Monday thru Thurs, and 9am - 5pm EST on Friday, starting on Monday, March 30.  

 

You can request help from the Math Center by sending an email to mathcenter@covenant.edu, specifying the course for which you are requesting help. 

 

After receiving your email request, a Math Center staff member will invite you to join a Google Meet. This invitation will take the form of an email sent from the staff member's individual email account (not the centralized mathcenter@...  email account). 

 

Simply click on the embedded link to join the meeting and start getting help!  

 

Library Resources:

Electronic off-campus access to Anne E Kresge Memorial resources is available on the left-hand side of the Library's Home Page. Students will be prompted for a Covenant College username and password.

 

In addition, the Library will mail books or scan chapters of books. Requests may be made by using this link.

 

*Please consider that receiving books by mail may require up to 2 weeks for delivery.

 

Chaplain’s Office:

Chaplain Lowe and Stephanie will have limited slots available each week for meeting with students via video or phone. If you are interested in signing up for one of these times, please email Kathryn Wieldraayer.

 

Residence Directors:

Resident Directors are available for additional support. Please reach out via email to set up a meeting.

  • Stephen Dillion: Carter

  • Hannah Bloomquist: Andreas and Student Apartments

  • Andrea Lopez: McClellan/Rymer

  • Brett Borland: Founders

 

We encourage halls to set up google meet meetings to stay connected! 

 

Know that we are praying for you and want to walk alongside you during this time. Student Development and faculty are available and want to support you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Let’s Go Scots!

 

Becca Moore

Coordinator of Student Success

Covenant College

706.419.1262

becca.moore@covenant.edu