ARE YOU READY TO learn REMOTELY?
DO YOU HAVE THE ESSENTIALS NECESSARY TO attend class FROM HOME
Prepare yourself to interact with your classes remotely. Don’t forget to do a test-run to make sure your equipment works as expected.
HOW TO PREPARE
- Review your syllabi for instructor communication or instructional continuity plans.
- Familiarize yourself with any tools your instructor shares.
- If you don't already have it, download the Canvas app. Apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. Guide to the app.
- Check on assignment due dates and make sure you understand how you are supposed to turn assignments in. If the instructor asks you to turn in assignments online in Canvas, review the Canvas guide on turning in assignments.
- Become familiar with conferencing tools: Zoom, Google Meet
- Identify the computer that you will use for class
- Laptop & power adapter or a working desktop at home
- Make sure it’s in good working order and securely connected to the Internet.
- Check your bandwidth and wi-fi coverage in your residence. Make sure you do not have games, NETFLIX or other streaming applications running on your computer.
- If watching videos or taking part in a web conference is difficult, you may need to notify your instructor.
If you do not have access to a computer please notify your instructor.
Will you need to call into class video conference, attend online office hours?
- Verify computer has functional camera/microphone for video conferencing or recording.
- Make sure your camera is located so that there is nothing in the background to prevent people from seeing you clearly (bright window, light)
- Have a quiet space where you can hear the class and they can hear you clearly.
Online learning Tools
Are you familiar with Canvas? Zoom? Google meet?
Your faculty members are going to try to present their "Face to Face class experience" in an online mode. To do this they will be selecting from various tools that best fit their class needs.
Are you familiar with:
- Canvas conferences
- Google Meet
- Zoom - Review the Zoom tip sheet for students.
Need Microsoft Office?
Siena has a campus agreement with Microsoft for the Office Suite. As part of that agreement, Microsoft makes Office 365 Education available to our community for no cost.