Dear CGU Scholar,
Your success in the online flex environment is important to us. There are several resources across campus to help you continue to utilize the technology, tools, and services available as a CGU student.
If you are new to CGU’s online flex environment, the brief Orientation to Online Courses at CGU will offer tips and resources for getting started in the online classroom and succeeding as an online student. Continuing students may also find it helpful to revisit this orientation for a refresher on topics like Setting up your Student Profile, managing your Settings and Notifications, and Access to Essential Technology. You can also find a link to this orientation on the home page of many of your Canvas course sites in the Support Resources section.
With our migration to the online flex model of instruction, The Office of Information Technology (OIT), compiled an online learning continuity resource guide to address the challenges and provide possible solutions for continued learning. This guide includes information and tutorials for Canvas, Zoom, Office 365 and more. As we continue to progress in an online space, it may be helpful to review this page and become more familiarized with the technologies and tools for online student success.
ONLINE RESOURCES TIPS AND TRICKS
We know that not having access to campus also means not having access to computer labs. The Office of Information Technology has launched a new service, Apporto which is a powerful virtual computer lab. The service provides the same experience a student would have in CGU’s traditional computer labs. Full information and access instructions are supplied online at https://my.cgu.edu/it/
Should you find yourself in need of technology support, OIT offers a lending library of resources for those who are missing essential technologies required to be successful as a CGU student. Students can access OIT’s technologies available to students to check out website for a full list of essential technology available to students and the process to request a tech loan.
If your course has a site in Canvas, you can reach out to your classmates any time using the People link in the left navigation menu, or the Inbox feature in Canvas. Student-to-student communications via the Canvas Inbox are private and unmonitored.
- How do I use the People page in a course in Canvas as a student?
- How do I use the Inbox as a student?
Campus Engagement & Peer Support
Operating in an online flex model requires time management skills and accountability to ensure you are optimizing productivity. It is easy to become distracted, so we encourage you to build community outside of the classroom to support you in your scholarship. Check out the Center for Writing and Rhetoric (CWR) to create an online writing group so you can work in community on your assignments. Aside from forming or joining a writing group, the CWR has a slate of events to further develop your writing and presentation skills. Make sure to look at their calendar and sign-up for an event soon!
Although we are not physically together, the Office of Student Engagement is virtually available to assist you in your graduate journey. We encourage you to connect with your student support specialist to learn more about these resources, get help navigating your student portal and online courses, and join an upcoming event. Our team is readily available, with appointment scheduling right on our website.