Students, Prepare for Online Instruction: Not Urgent, but Action Required and Time Sensitive

Posted on 3/18/20 3:58 PM

In preparation for IUP moving all instruction to online modalities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IT Support Center has created a resource page for IUP students to help them prepare before Monday, March 23, to ensure a successful experience with remote learning. The resource link is available at IT Remote Continuity Plan for Students.

Also, the IT Support Center will begin to offer Zoom Question and Answer Open Sessions today, where any student and/or employee can connect to a Zoom meeting and ask questions, test their connections, etc. Users can connect to the virtual zoom session from any device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.). You can do this for a single minute to test your connections, or stay for the full length of the session to hear what others are asking or ask any questions you have, and then disconnect. It will be an opportunity to connect and practice muting audio/video, asking questions in the chat area, viewing participants, etc. These are designed for any user to gain a comfort level with the Zoom service.

These virtual Zoom Q & A Open Sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Simply click on the link to connect to the open sessions.