Learning Continuity

Sometimes the unexpected happens. When it does, the University of Calgary will continue teaching and continue learning. Although rapid changes can be stressful, you can be sure that your instructors and the campus community will do everything they can to make sure your courses stay on track and you are supported.

For information and resources related to teaching continuity, click here.

Stay well

Be well - Our main priority is your health! Please check out the health tips and information on the UCalgary Student Wellness Services site.

Reach out to supports - In times like these, you may need to talk to someone who can listen, support you, and help you focus on your learning and wellness. Student mental health support is still available at UCalgary through Student Wellness Services and our community partners. Find what’s right for you.

We really do encourage you to reach out to the Student Success Centre or your academic advisor if you want to talk. Not sure who your current advisor is? Find your advisor here. They are there for you!

Prioritize care, compassion, kindness - Supporting each other can go long way. Practice compassion and kindness to your classmates and your faculty. Everyone is doing their best to maintain your courses and stay on track for the semester.

Embrace integrity - Continue to adhere to the university academic integrity policy.

Stay informed

FAQs for students

Course Communications

Faculty/instructors have been encouraged to send updated course information to all enrolled students. You may receive these updates through email or through D2L.

Students are responsible for monitoring their UCalgary email and D2L course site to learn about updates and next steps to completing their classes on-line/remotely.

Up-to-date info on UCalgary's response to COVID-19

There is a lot of information out there on social media. We want you to stay informed with accurate information on the current COVID-19 situation. The University of Calgary Covid-19 Response website is dedicated to keeping us all up-to-date and informed.

Learning remotely

Even though you're not meeting in classrooms, there are a lot of options for learning remotely. A variety of tools are available to keep learning and working with other students and faculty.

Zoom

Zoom enables instructors and students to have online real-time sessions. You can share your presentations or desktop, collaborate with others, conduct small group activities and more all from virtually any device. Your instructors may use Zoom sessions in their courses. You can also use Zoom for virtual meetings and learning sessions with your peers!

To set up your Zoom account, please log in at ucalgary.zoom.us 
Click on Sign in – Configure your account

Resources

D2L

D2L is the University of Calgary’s learning management software. It is a powerful and secure learning platform that allows courses to post content, communicate through discussion boards and email, collect assignments through a dropbox feature and distribute feedback and grades.

Access your courses on D2L through my.ucalgary.ca

Resources


Additional support

IT, Libraries and the Student Success Centre continue to be available to support our students. 

Campus libraries and computer labs

The TFDL and all Branch libraries are closed. Use the chat feature to get help online or consult with one of the librarians. All electronic resources are available 24/7. See Libraries & Cultural Resources COVID-19 page for updates. All overdue fines are suspended. Items on term loans will automatically renew.

Nickle Galleries is now closed to the public and Nickle at Noon programs have been cancelled. Because of the temporary closure, The Military Museums, Founders’ Gallery is also now closed.

Technology Support

Adjusting study habits

This excellent guide from the University of Michigan provides practical strategies to stay organized and adjust to remote learning.

What Makes a Successful Online Learner?
This resource outlines 7 key skills that support your success in online courses.  It is directed to those who choose online courses, but the advice is helpful to all who find themselves learning in remote environments.

Academic Support

  • The Student Success Centre will continue to deliver academic support services to students. This includes help with general study skills as usual as well as supports related to transitioning to online learning formats. Students can access appointments via Zoom or over the phone. More information on Student Success Centre services can be accessed here.
  • Writing Support Services will remain open for student appointments until the end of term.  Appointments can be accessed online via Zoom.
  • Academic advising will continue to support students’ academic advising and program related questions. Find your advisor.

Accessibility and academic accommodations

Once you receive the revised course outlines, please review delivery methods and assessments to determine whether your accommodations need to be updated. If revisions are required, please liaise with your advisor in Student Accessibility Services.

Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers workshops, resources and one on one help to support your online learning. Click here to visit their online learning support website.

 

This page has been adapted with permission from the Virginia Commonwealth University.