How to get started with remote learning:
- Establish a workspace within your home where you can easily access your course materials and computer. This can be at the kitchen table, an office area or bedroom. You’ll likely be sharing your physical space with others, so be sure to communicate with others in your household to find a distraction-free location.
- Create a time management schedule, preferably at the same time your face-to-face class was meeting. For example, if English 101 was meeting from 9-9:50 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, continue using that time to work on English from home. Be sure to take frequent study breaks and enjoy some down time.
- Use a reliable, wired internet connection and make sure you are able to access to Blackboard. The Blackboard Support Center is a place where you can find FAQs and answers.
- Check your LLCC email daily.
- If you have questions, reach out to your instructor — the best resource for you at this time.
College updates regarding COVID-19
LLCC Blackboard support for students:
The LLCC Blackboard Student Support Center has been developed for LLCC students and faculty to provide on-demand tutorials to common questions on the use of Blackboard. You may also find additional support resources located on the Blackboard’s student help page.
If you need additional support with Blackboard:
- Submit a Blackboard support ticket, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will receive a response in no less than one business day.
- You may also call LLCC Blackboard support services at 217-786-2345 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
- You may also contact the college’s IT Help Desk at 217-786-2555 or email@example.com from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
How to get academic support:
While the LLCC Library is closed for face-to-face services, the library staff is still available to help you research, navigate electronic resources and be successful as LLCC operates with remote learning environments. Thankfully, many library resources are already available online, and we have created additional resources to help you at this time. You may learn more about the Library’s Remote Services online at: http://library.llcc.edu/RemoteServices. An LLCC Library YouTube channel for library and information literacy video content is also available. As a reminder, print books cannot be checked out during this time, and books cannot be requested through I-Share. You CAN search for and access electronic books through the Library’s catalog. There is even a short video on the YouTube channel to show you how!
The LLCC Writing Center summer hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The Writing Center offers Zoom live chat tutoring sessions for writing assignments and help via email. Students can call 217-786-2341 to schedule appointments. For additional writing resources, visit the Writing Center’s webpage.
LLCC’s virtual math center (VMC) offers assistance to students via live synchronous service. Summer 2020 VMC hours are Monday-Thursday, 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1-2 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 4-6 p.m. To access the virtual math center you will need to use Zoom via the web or download the Zoom app on your mobile device. For further instructions on logging in to the VMC, visit www.llcc.edu/math-center.
If you need internet access:
- T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users. — https://t-mo.co/2QmPd3O
- Comcast: The company is offering free access to its Xfinity Wi-Fi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers. (USA Today) — https://comca.st/2WmP8AY
- AT&T: Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public Wi-Fi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data. — https://soc.att.com/2QosvbI
- Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public. — http://bit.ly/2U0mfcp
- Sprint: Providing Unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans (effective 3/18). Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices (effective 3/18). Offering complimentary rates from the U.S. to CDC-defined Level 3 countries to customers with international long-distance plans (effective 3/17) — https://sprint.co/33v25dQ
Last Updated: June 10, 2020 | 9:15 a.m. CDT