Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2020     Views: 49

Plan ahead!

  1. Find the materials you'll need in library search. If the full text is available via HathiTrust, you'll be able to access them online. If not, check them out in advance and take them with you. Don't worry, you'll be able to renew them online remotely from wherever you are, and return them in the spring semester. No room in luggage? Scan the chapters you need.
  2. Think about the device(s) and apps you'll be using and the wifi/internet bandwidth & security where you'll be staying for the remainder of the term. ITS has a Teach, Learn, and Work off Campus guide to help you. 
  3. Get familiar with Eagle VPN, which is like being on the campus network. (But keep in mind it might slow your connection down: turn it off for Zoom classes.)
  4. Use all of your remote library options to get help, especially 24/7 Chat.
  5. We have hundreds of resources linked in research guides (like the Citing Sources guide), which are a great place to start finding everything you need for research. But never hesitate to get help when you need it!
  6. Don't forget, you can also schedule remote subject area and writing tutoring and academic coaching through the Connors Family Learning Center until the last day of classes. See them about accommodations for ADHD and learning disabilities as well.