Important: COVID-19 Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester from HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber (September 2, 2020)

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State of the College Address, Fall 2020 College Service Day (August 26, 2020)

Checking In, and an Update (August 14, 2020)

OSHE Restart Plan (July 22, 2020)


To get the latest updates, visit our Return to Campus Task Force page.


For a Healthcare Questionnaire (required before entering any HCCC facility), please click here.

    • CENTER FOR ONLINE LEARNING

      FACULTY CONTINGENCY PLAN

    • Section 1: Preparation

      To facilitate the migration of instruction to an online platform, the Center for Online Learning (COL) has outlined the following strategies and processes for instructors. Contact Archana Bhandari with any questions regarding the information below.
      The Center for Online Learning recommends conducting instruction through Canvas, but faculty are free to use any combination of the following:

      1. Canvas, HCCC’s Learning Management System (Recommended)

      2. WebEx, HCCC’s videoconferencing tool

       

      To prepare yourself to work through a contingency please use the provided resources and checklist. These do not cover everything but have organized identified needs.

      1. Ensure access through a computer preferably or a smart phone if you do not own a computer. If you need access to a Chromebook, Fill out a form.

      2. Familiarize yourself by joining a workshop or an Online Orientation.

      3. Faculty teaching fully online/hybrid courses now have a Certificate for Online Teaching available in Canvas. Please contact col@hccc.edu for more information

      4. There are additional resources on the MyHudson Portal and the Resource for Online Students page on the Hudson Website.

      5. For accessing files, access OneDrive Offsite Access To College Documents or contact the ITS Help Desk.

      6. Free Internet information
      FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
      Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
      Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
      AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
      Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
      Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
      T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

       

    • Section 2: Instructional Modes Options

      Canvas

      1. All course sections have a shell on Canvas that instructors can fill with course information, instructional materials, and assignments.

      2. Each course’s instructor and enrolled students have access to a course’s Canvas shell.

      Resources available to faculty temporarily transitioning on-ground classes to the Canvas platform:
      1. The Center for Online Learning Portal page has updated information and resources, Click here .

      2. Virtual Workshops are being held and recordings are Available.

      3. Web recording are available on the Center for Online Learning Portal Page.

      4. Join the Faculty Orientation for helpful information using Canvas and Online Teachings.

      5. A sample module has been created in the Faculty Orientation Division Courses. Faculty are strongly encouraged to use this sample module as a template. You can also request COL to add the module to your courses.

      6. Faculty mentors have been identified to assist their peers in transitioning course content to the Canvas platform. Faculty mentors will also provide pedagogical support.

      7. 24/7/365 support from Canvas through chat, email, and phone (833-685-8350)

      8. Expanded support hours from The Center for Online Learning. COL can be contacted through email and by phone: 201-360-4038. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon.




    • WebEx

      At this time WebEx cannot be used inside Canvas. However, you can send the link to your room through an email or announcement in your Canvas course.

      WebEx is HCCC’s videoconferencing tool and is another option for maintaining instructional continuity. WebEx does require license holders to download software.

      Training
      Workshops are available online on registering here. Click here


      How To:
      Schedule a meeting through WebEx
      Schedule a synchronous WebEx meeting (Overview session)
      Record a WebEx meeting (Overview Session)

      Additional WebEx Resources:
      Cisco WebEx Coping with Low Bandwidth
      Cisco WebEx Remote Working Best Practices
      E-book on WebEx meetings
      Faculty and Student Essentials eBook




    • Email

      Did you know that you can email all the students in your class through either Canvas or Liberty link?

      Both Canvas and Liberty Link (via the HCCC Portal) provide instructors with the option of emailing their entire class. How to email students through Canvas is covered in the Faculty Online Orientation.