There’s no denying it, this semester is unlike others we’ve experienced in the past. With the vast majority of courses offered at York transitioning to online and remote formats, there are unique challenges to address as student begin to acclimate to new digital learning methods. Below, you’ll find useful information on the technological requirements for courses, YorkU laptop borrowing initiatives, understanding eClass, and participating in classes through Zoom web conferencing.
Online learning technology protocol for York students
The new digital offering of LA&PS courses for this term will require our students to connect to the internet on a regular basis, and in some cases will include the use of downloaded software. Depending on the class format, participation through the use of a microphone and/or camera may be another obligation. Head over to the Current Students website for what you’ll need and how best to prepare yourself. The Student Guide to Remote Learning is a great resource too.
YorkU laptop borrowing program
York University has secured 1,500 laptops for students, faculty, and staff who do not have access to computers at home to learn, teach, or work remotely. Check out the YU Better Together website for instructions on how to register to borrow a laptop if you’re in need.
Many students at York may already be familiar with the eClass system used for online and remote course delivery, but it’s never a bad idea to review how it all works – especially during a semester like this. These links prepare students with clear instructions on how to use eClass, and also provide answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Zoom Video Conferencing
All active York University students are eligible for free licensed Zoom video conferencing accounts to use in their online and remote courses. Of course, this significant change to our interactions may take some getting used to. Take a read through the link below to learn about Zoom meeting etiquette and best practices.