College of Arts & Sciences COVID-19 online learning resources

online learning information and resources for students.

While we closely monitor the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want you to know that we are committed to helping ease the transition as much as possible.  There are many resources for you to help with this transition.

For general information regarding Creighton’s response to this crisis, please visit the Creighton University COVID-19 Website.

As we make the transition of courses to an online format, there are some particular questions you might have:

Need help with online instruction?

The TLC has opened a non-credit BlueLine 101 for Students course, which is designed to provide BlueLine and technology information to help students acclimate and become familiar with our LMS. Students can enroll by going to this registration link

 

What if I have problems with internet?

The TLC has opened a non-credit BlueLine 101 for Students course, which is designed to provide BlueLine and technology information to help students acclimate and become familiar with our LMS. Students can enroll by going to this registration link

 

How do I contact the EDGE for Help?

Academic Success is prepared to provide academic coaching and tutoring in an online environment. Our goal is to maintain the same level of high-quality support and accessibility of services that students have come to expect from Academic Success. The process for accessing tutoring and academic coaching services is not much different than what students are accustomed to and is outlined (and updated regularly) at success.creighton.edu

  • Academic Coaches will continue to meet 1:1 with students via Zoom. Students should use CreightonConnect to schedule appointments as usual, then use the link provided in the confirmation email to log in to the meeting at the appropriate time. Step-by-step instructions are available at success.creighton.edu under Academic Coaching. Phone appointments are available by request.
  • Tutoring will be moving all services online via Zoom beginning Monday, March 23rd. As always, students can make 1:1 appointments and find group tutoring information and schedules at success.creighton.edu.
    1. 1:1 Tutoring: Students should continue to schedule appointments for 1:1 tutoring through BluePoint. Once the appointment is made, the tutor will send a follow-up email to the student with a link to join the Zoom session. Detailed instructions will be available at success.creighton.edu. Students and tutors are encouraged to use the Zoom whiteboard feature or screen-share if needed.
    2. Drop-in BIO/CHM/MTH/PHY Tutoring: Links to drop-in sessions will be available at success.creighton.edu under Tutoring/Drop-In Tutoring schedule. Students should find a tutor who covers their course and click the tutor’s name, which will open the link to the tutor’s Zoom session. Drop-in tutors will spend approximately 10-15 minutes with each student (as usual) before moving to the next student in the waiting room. Wait times may vary, but we will do our best to keep things moving! Students and tutors are encouraged to use the Zoom whiteboard feature or screen-share to keep sessions collaborative.
    3. Attached Tutoring: Links to attached tutoring sessions will be available at success.creighton.edu under Tutoring/Attached Tutoring. Attached tutoring sessions will continue in a group format, with multiple students logged in at the same time for q&a. Tutors may answer questions individually or choose to review information with the whole group via the whiteboard feature or screen-sharing in Zoom.
    4. Supplemental Instruction: Links to supplemental instruction sessions will be available at success.creighton.edu under Tutoring/Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction Leaders will continue to provide a content review and practice/study materials along with a q&a portion at the end of each session. Tutors may answer questions individually or choose to review information with the whole group via the whiteboard feature or screen-sharing in Zoom.
  • Multiple academic support resources are also available at Academic Tips and Tools. These include tips and strategies for success in online classes, weekly planners and tools for time management, suggestions on managing academic anxiety, and exam wrappers.

 

Switching to an all-online format will likely bring some challenges, but your friends in Academic Success are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Please reach out to an academic coach or send an email to edge [at] creighton [dot] edu if you have any questions or concerns.

How do I contact the writing center?

The Writing Center will offer writing help online. As always the Writing Center is appointment based according to what time the student chooses among options at the bluepoint site available via https://www.creighton.edu/ccas/english/writingcenter/

Students will email the paper to the tutor, and will discuss it via phone following this. Opening hours are generous and should be accessible except for in very remote time zones.

How do I make an appointment with the communications center?

  • Log in BluePoint/BlueTutor with your NETID 
  • Go to Communication Center and click “Make an appointment”
  • Select the desired service (Delivery Assistance, Group Practice, etc.)
  • Click the magnifying glass to bring up your classes, and then select your course.
  • Click “Search by Staff”
  • Pick your desired tutor, pick a time slot, and then “Save”


You will get a confirmation email to mark in your schedule and your tutor will send. All Communication Center sessions for the Spring 2020 semester will occur using Zoom. Please turn your camera and sound on to fully participate in tutoring sessions.  

https://www.creighton.edu/ccas/communicationstudies/communicationcenter/

What if my faculty member is not responsive? Who should I contact?

In the event that you are unable to contact your faculty member or feel as though your faculty member has not transitioned to an online delivery method, please contact the Chair of the Department where the course is being taught (You can find a list of CCAS departments here).  If your issue is still not resolved please contact AmyWendling [at] creighton [dot] edu (Associate Dean Amy Wendling) at AmyWendling [at] creighton [dot] edu.