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: https://ebeler.faculty.ucdavis.edu/resources/faq-student-resources/
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.
- Zoom Guide for Students – http://kb.ucdavis.edu/?id=5642
- Zoom Etiquette – http://kb.ucdavis.edu/?id=5639
- From Zoom –
- Joining a Meeting: https://zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-
- Raising your hand in a webinar: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205566129-Raise-Hand-In-Webinar
- Using theIn-Meeting Chathttps://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat
- Some assignment types appear to require a single pdf to be uploaded. There are many websites that can be used to merge pdf documents for free:
Free software for students
- AutoCAD: Autodesk the maker of AutoCAD provides a variety of free software to students – https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured
- R: This program is used to develop code for data analysis and statistics: https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/cran/
- MATLAB: Free for UC Davis engineering students
Need Help Getting a Laptop or Internet?
- Laptop loaner program from UCDavis: https://keepteaching.ucdavis.edu/need-computer
- Information from campus: https://keepteaching.ucdavis.edu/need-wi-fi
- Some of you may be eligible for Comcast’s new program internet essentials https://www.internetessentials.com/apply
- 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.”
General Campus Resources
- A list of student supports on campus can be found here: https://ebeler.faculty.ucdavis.edu/resources/faq-student-resources/Links to an external site. Many offices on campus are developing methods to support students remotely through the campus closure, so these may be used even if you are not local to Davis.
- The Downdog app has yoga and other fitness videos available. You can get access for free until July 1 as a college student: http://downdogapp.com/schools
- Undergraduate students may be eligible for 1-time Student Emergency Relief Aid awards – https://giving.ucdavis.edu/ways-to-give/student-foundation/apply-assistance/students-award
UC Davis Student resources collected by Profs. Susan Gentry, Colleen Bronner, Julia Chamberlain, and Jeremy Mason