Keep Learning: Resources for Learning Away from Campus
Five-Step Strategy | Quickstart Guide | In-Person to Online | Internet & Devices | Academic Support | FAQs | Help | Webinars | For Faculty

Connecting to Online Instruction

Below are options to explore for use with online coursework if you questions about how you’ll connect and access instruction. You can also request equipment checkout if you do not have access to sufficient equipment.
Form to Request Equipment Checkout 

Internet Options

Free and Low Cost Offers from Broadband Service Providers

Many Internet providers are offering no cost or low cost options for students who need to take their classes online. Many of these same companies are lifting data caps, to make sure you can more easily download your course content. Although Georgia State does not promote or endorse any specific vendor, one of these options may work for your needs.
Comcast
Comcast (link is external) is providing new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service and free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country to anyone who needs them – including non-Exfinity Internet subscribers.For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi (link is external).
Charter/Spectrum
Charter (link is external) will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. This offer has recently been expanded to also include K-12 teachers and university professors. Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
AT&T
All AT&T (link is external) consumer home Internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. AT&T is also offering Internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

You can also check the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website for more information about ways Georgians can connect to high-speed Internet throughout the state for more options from Internet providers.

Drive-Up Wifi at Public Libraries

While public libraries are closed, wifi is still available from the parking lots of many Georgia public libraries. When visiting these libraries, please stay in your vehicle and observe health guidelines to keep a distance of at least six feet away from others. Also, follow local governments’ rules and directions restricting travel and outdoor activities.
Map of Public Library Wifi Access >

Device Options

Desktop, Laptop, Tablet Device or Smartphone with Cellular Service

You can use a desktop, laptop, tablet device or smartphone for most online coursework. Most content on iCollege is available for viewing and interaction on smart phones, as well as on computers. If you aren’t able to locate a high-speed Internet connection for a time, consider using your smart phone, if available. Recorded lectures, quizzes, and other content, should work on your phone, although some content might display differently on a smaller screen.For a small, additional monthly fee, you may also be able to contact your cellular service provider to add service to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot that can be used with your computer.

Software

Software downloads, including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud as well as SPSS and more, are available through campus license without cost at the software download page.

Course-specific software is also available through the Virtual Lab (vLab) for off-campus users to access certain course software remotely.

Still Unable to Connect to Your Coursework?


You can also request equipment checkout if you do not have access to sufficient equipment.
Form to Request Equipment Checkout