It’s almost time to get back to your studies, but are you ready for remote instruction?
With classes resuming on Monday, March 23, now is the time to learn how to succeed in your remote courses.
If the concept is a bit daunting, Tidewater Community College has an e-course just for you. A new resource developed by the college introduces you to remote learning through Canvas and Zoom.
To access this resource use this link.
The course is user-friendly and includes three sections:
*Learning with Canvas
*Learning with Zoom
In Learning Online, you’ll discover the basics about technology access, which includes specifics on computer requirements. It also has lessons on time management, communications skills, study skills and resources for everything from tutoring to free Office 365 and virus protection.
In Learning with Canvas, you will see how to use Canvas effectively. Canvas is TCC’s learning management system that facilitates the delivery of course materials online. Beginning March 23, all TCC courses will be available to students in Canvas. To access Canvas, sign in to myTCC and click on the Canvas icon.
You may also access Canvas by navigating directly to https://learn.vccs.edu/ or by downloading the Canvas student app to your mobile device. For more information about how to use the Canvas Student app, review the Canvas Student Android Guide or the Canvas Student iOS Guide.
Zoom is TCC’s web conferencing solution designed to make you feel like you are sitting in class. Your instructor can share information in lecture format and you can both write on a screen-annotated whiteboard. Zoom includes two-way audio and video, customized screen sharing, breakout rooms for group work and a chat function.
You can also set up Zoom study groupsby inviting others to join a meeting you are hosting.
Students may access Zoom by signing into myTCC and clicking on the Zoom icon. You can also navigate directly to https://vccs.zoom.us/, or download the Zoom app to your mobile device.
Students who do not have a computer can apply to Computers for Student Success to receive one. Applications are ranked on need and urgency of need. If your application is approved, most students pay only a $25 processing fee. Those with the most urgent need can receive their computer for free. Here is the application link. Also, the club repairs student computers for $20. Call 757-512-5807 or email TCCCompClub@gmail.com with questions.
As we move to remote learning, remember that we are here to help. Contact TCC’s Canvas support team by email or use the online help request form or call 757-822-1470. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can also contact TCC’s Information Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 757-822-1122 and selecting option 4.