Keep Learning: Resources for Learning Away from Campus
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Keep Learning

Our Webinars provide an overview of getting started with class online. Upcoming Webinars:

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Preparing to Learn Online – Going to Online Classes in Five Steps

Use this Five-Step Strategy to transition to online instruction.

Step 1: Prepare to Learn Online

Create your online learning environment.
Prepare an environment that will make it easy for you to complete your coursework.

  • Locate a quiet place for studying. Make sure it’s free of distractions and will support you in doing your best work online.
  • Ensure you have a reliable Internet service. There are several local Internet providers that are offering low- or no-cost options for students.
  • Review study habits for a successful online experience.

Find Your Online Course
iCollege has all the courses that are on your course schedule. Each course on your schedule has a corresponding iCollege course. You will not have any new iCollege courses added to your schedule. All of your current iCollege courses will be used for your online classes.

  1. Make sure you know your CampusID and Password.
  2. Login to iCollege.
  3. If necessary, search and pin your iCollege courses for easy access.

Step 2: Know where to go for help

Even though the campus is closed to students, you will still be supported. The same services you were used to visiting on campus will now be available remotely, including research at the library, getting help with technology or getting health or emotional support from our student health services or counseling center. Georgia State is doing everything possible to make those services available to you online.

Academic Support

Academic Advisement
You can easily connect with a member of your academic advising team by logging onto the Navigate student mobile app or to the Navigate webpage. All students recently received instructions about logging into Navigate through your student email. If you need additional assistance please find phone numbers specific to your campus.
Website: advisement.gsu.edu

Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction (SI) continues to support courses that had face-to-face SI Leaders through online WebEx sessions. Professors and their students will receive details from Supplemental Instruction and their SI Leader on how to access the WebEx sessions the week of March 30. Supplemental Instruction is updating the schedules with the appropriate access links for students and can be found here.

Website: success.students.gsu.edu/si/

For questions, please contact:
Katherine Kendall - Atlanta Campus
Nathaniel Parr – Perimeter College
Justin Swisher – Perimeter College

University Library
The University Library is here for you online. All of the online databases, journals, streaming videos and e-books the library subscribes to remain available. The library’s FAQ provides answers to commonly asked questions. Research Guides continue to provide help with research projects and library personnel are available through chat to answer specific questions. Use the library homepage, lib.gsu.edu, as your starting place for online library support. Look for “The Library is ONLINE!” for key links.
Website: lib.gsu.edu

Accommodation and Accessibility
The Georgia State Access & Accommodations Center (AACE; formerly Disability Services) can meet with you virtually. For information on connecting and establishing needed accommodations for your classes, please visit our website and click on the How to Connect tab.
Website: access.gsu.edu

Perimeter College Learning and Tutoring Centers
The Learning and Tutoring Center (LTC) online tutoring offers support for students through the TutorOcean Online Learning & Tutoring Platform. The LTC provides a variety of ways for students to get assistance. Students can drop in and quickly see who is online for immediate assistance, request an appointment with the tutors of their choice, or drop off a question about an assignment and get an email response. You can find more online tutoring information, instructions, and other resources on the LTC website.
Website: success.students.gsu.edu/learning-tutoring-center/

Catalog of Academic Support Services
Georgia State have a variety of Academic Support Services ready to assist you in achieving your learning goals including tutoring, career services, scholarship information and others. Some of these are available for all students, while others might be discipline-specific. Visit this page often to explore more of these services as they become available online. With the new challenges of online learning, this might be a good time to build up your learning support network.

Health, Wellness & Activities

Student Health Services
You can’t learn if you’re not feeling well. Student Health Services remains open on the Atlanta campus, and is serving all students. If you have concerns about your health please call 404-413-1930 for medical advice during university operating hours. There is also a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week nurse line, 1-855-750-5056, available for students who need after-hours medical advice.
Website: health.gsu.edu | Phone: 404-413-1930

Counseling and Testing Center
It is important for you to be well so that you can keep on learning during the campus closure. To support students, the Counseling Center is available on Atlanta campus. If you have a concern about your mental health, please call to consult with a staff member or make an appointment. After hours, the counselor on call can be reached for crisis consultation by calling us and following the prompts. For those students who have already come to the Counseling Center for support, please check your email for service updates and additional resources regularly.
Website: counselingcenter.gsu.edu | Phone: 404-413-1640

Student Engagement
A variety of programs and services are being offered in easy and accessible virtual formats to engage you in student life online.
Website: studentaffairs.gsu.edu/student-engagement-online-initiatives/

Recreational Services
Big moves in different spaces! We will be bringing recreation to you. Georgia State’s Recreational Services will be providing offerings to you online serving all students such as virtual fitness classes, wellbeing information, and more! You can connect with us on our website and on social media.
Website: recreation.gsu.edu

Books & Supplies

University Bookstore
Visit the campus store website, gsubookstore.com, for free shipping on all items. This includes various formats of course materials, supplies, apparel, technology and more. The site also provides access to eBooks at no additional charge with your .edu email address. You can access up to 7 eBooks for a designated period, free of charge. Free shipping also available on rental returns with extended rental return dates.
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Technology Resources

Technology Help
You still have access to technology support even though you won’t be on campus. When online, you can reach out to our Technology Service Center to get help with iCollege or other technology needs.
Website: help.gsu.edu | Phone: 404-413-HELP (4357) | Email: help@gsu.edu

Step 3: Find Out What to Expect

Your instructors have adjusted each course syllabus to address the move to an online environment. They have also modified or added content and activities for you to complete each week. Some assignment due dates may have changed.

  • Read or watch any messages from the instructor.
  • Locate the updated syllabus and review for changes.
  • Identify the instructor’s preference for communications including office hours.
  • Familiarize yourself with the new online course environment.
    • Click through the available content.
    • Spend time learning where lectures, notes, videos, assignments, and quizzes are located.
  • Identify the technologies that you may need to use, especially those you’ve not used before.
  • Make sure your instructor is aware of any technology challenges you are experiencing. If necessary, submit a help ticket.
  • Review this chart to learn more about the technologies your course may use. link to chart.
  • Setup iCollege to send notifications (text messages) when updates happen in your course.

Step 4: Practice Good Online Learning Habits

  • Stay organized and manage your time wisely.
    • Create a plan for when you will login to iCollege.
    • Put together a weekly schedule for each of your classes that includes when to study and work on assignments for each course.
    • Create a schedule for how much time you will spend in each class.
      • Consider using your regular face-to-face schedule as a guideline.
      • For example, maintain your class schedule. If you have a class at 10 a.m. on MWF, make sure to study for that course (watch posted lectures, engage in class discussions) at 10 a.m. on MWF. Even if your class isn’t meeting online together at the same time, you should stay in the habit of “attending class,” to stay motivated and on track.
    • Prioritize your work. What due dates are coming up first? Make smart decisions about how to best spend your time.
    • Give yourself plenty of time to complete your work.
    • Space out your study sessions instead of cramming all of your learning work into one chunk. Doing so can increase retention and improve your chances of success.
  • Keep the lines of communication open.
    • Stay connected with your professor.
      • Review the online syllabus for any updates to the previously communicated schedules and policies.
    • Stay connected with your classmates through class discussion boards, emails, texts, and virtual study groups.
    • Maintain a respectful, professional tone when communicating with faculty, peers, and university support staff. Remember that all of us are doing this for the first time, so there will be moments when things won’t always go smoothly.
  • Manage your environment.
    • If possible, identify a work and study space. It will help if you study in a quiet, well-lit place that is free of distractions. On your devices, close other windows and silence notifications.
  • Stay engaged and motivated.
    • Stay motivated! We know that this is an uncertain time and that transition to online teaching in the middle of the semester is disruptive. The best way to stay motivated is to stay connected and engaged in your classes; maintain your course, program, and career goals; and to follow a good learning/study plan. If you can, interact with your fellow students remotely
    • Use learning activities beyond just watching a lecture or reading the text. Try multiple techniques for reviewing material, such as writing your own practice questions or quizzes, making flash cards, and engaging in virtual discussions with classmates. Remember that learning involves changing your learning strategies after you make mistakes.

Step 5: Keep Learning, Stay Healthy and Keep Up-To-Date

  • Keep Learning:
    • Stick to your plan
      • If you’ve made it this far through our recommended 5 steps, you’re ready to be an online learner and make the most of it. Now it’s time to go do the work. You’ve got this… You’re a Panther, after all.
    • Communicate with your classmates and instructor frequently.
      • It can get lonely learning online. Stay in touch with your classmates and rely on them for support.
  • Stay Healthy:
    • Practice Social Distancing
    • Be aware of your sleep schedule and nutrition. Keeping regular hours will help to ensure that your brain and body are ready to learn.
    • Think Good Thoughts
      • You are adapting to a new situation &endash; it will help if you keep a growth mindset.
      • Stay positive and reduce stress.
    • Resources and information on staying physically and mentally healthy can be found at the Student Health Services and Counseling and Testing Center websites.
    • A variety of programs and services are being offered in easy and accessible virtual formats to engage you in student life online. Visit the Student Engagement website for more information.
  • Keep Up to Date:
    • Georgia State will provide all official communication related to our Coronavirus response.
      • Check your email regularly for official university updates.
      • Check the university's website coronavirus website regularly.


Student Checklist to Prepare to Learn Online
Student Checklist to Prepare to Learn Online (Accessible)