Gentry, Susan

Student Resources: Strategies for Success in Online Learning

Welcome! Many students are new to the online-only education model that is being utilized at UC Davis during Spring 2020. The faculty want you to succeed and are compiling resources to help you navigate the technology and unusual learning environment.

General student resources can be found here:



Educational Technology Resources:

Accessing Library Resources off-Campus

A VPN client is used to create a secure connection between your personal computer and a network. If you use the UC Davis VPN client, then all of your web traffic appears as if you were on-campus. This allows you to access journal articles, technical handbooks, and other UC Davis library subscriptions. A VPN is also useful when you need a secure web connection, such as at coffee shops or when traveling.



Free software for students

Need Help Getting a Laptop or Internet?

  • Laptop loaner program from UCDavis:
  • Wifi:
    • Information from campus:
    • Some of you may be eligible for Comcast’s new program internet essentials
      • From their website: “As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect automatically for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward. “During this extraordinary time, it is vital that as many Americans as possible stay connected to the internet – for education, work, and personal health reasons,” Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer.”


Mental/Physical Well-being

General Campus Resources


  • The Downdog app has yoga and other fitness videos available. You can get access for free until July 1 as a college student:



UC Davis Student resources collected by Profs. Susan Gentry, Colleen Bronner, Julia Chamberlain, and Jeremy Mason