Information for CSM Faculty on Novel Coronavirus

This page will be updated as information changes.


Last Updated: April 21, 2020

Faculty should follow the same protocols as all other employees and should notify their division chairs as soon as possible if they are not able to work. 

Notice: Campus access is restricted to authorized personnel only with specific justifications to continue critical operations of the College. Requests for access must be approved by the Division Vice President. Bill Comey and Bill Bessette are the only individuals authorized to grant access to campus. To request access for critical operations, please complete this form: ready.csmd.edu/covid-19/campus-access

INSTRUCTION: Class, Lab, Clinical Placements, Distance Learning

All lecture-based, in-person and hybrid classes will move fully online until August 16 or until further notice. The College may need to extend/shorten the semester as necessary and reserves the right to do so.  Faculty should be as accommodating as possible for students who have technology challenges. Zoom (available on a phone), phone calls, emails, etc. are encouraged.  

All in-person classes and labs have been moved online. Faculty must make alternative arrangements for achieving learning outcomes and fulfilling time requirements during the reduced operations period. Some material can be moved online; other material will need to be made up in extended hours at the end of the semester. Faculty will inform students of how those will be made up, based on departmental guidance.

The Distance Learning Team has provided an online module/folder for faculty that is specific to this situation. It is located in the Faculty Resources 101 site on myLearning, under the first tab after the table of contents. This module contains faculty resources and information to share with students. 

Adjunct faculty should work with their chairs and coordinators to ensure that expected material gets posted. Much of the work should already be done; however, adjuncts should reach out to their chairs if they have any questions. 

An updated resource sheet is available on the website for students to be able to access information about the IT Help Desk, myLearning, and online availability for tutoring.

Faculty should let their chairs and VPAA know immediately about any sick students. 

Resources

IT Help Desk

The Help Desk is a single point of contact for all CSM technology-related services. We offer free support services to CSM students, faculty, and staff who need assistance with any of CSM's computing, network, and internet resources. 

  • Hours of Operation
    • Help Desk will be available by phone and e-mail during the following hours:
      • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • If you need assistance, please e-mail help@csmd.edu.
  • For other online resources, like help with my.CSMD passwords, Microsoft Office 365, or student e-mail, please visit www.csmd.edu/student-services/its-help-desk/

Online Learning (myLearning)

The online learning platform is called myLearning.  All courses use myLearning to post syllabi, take attendance, and post grades. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, classes are continuing and will move to the myLearning online platform.  Students should log into myLearning to access your courses during this time.

  • If you need assistance with myLearning, send an e-mail to DLF@csmd.edu.
  • For immediate assistance, you can use the myLearning Help button to chat or call a representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The button is on the myLearning homepage and on the homepage of each course.
  • For faculty who would like more information on using the tools in myLearning, we offer the short video course, "Faculty Resources 101."  After you login to myLearning, you will see the “My Courses” list on the right.  Scroll down until you see the “Faculty Resources 101,” and click on it to open the course.  If you do not see this course, please e-mail DLF@csmd.edu.
  • If you are experiencing issues with my.CSMD, you can access myLearning through a “back-door” site at mylearning.csmd.edu/d2l/login and login using your my.CSMD username and password.

Zoom Help and Reminders

Zoom is a multi-functional web-based video and telephone conferencing system. The system allows meeting attendees to join via telephone, video, and web. It also allows screen sharing, a white board, and a presentation mode.

How to access Zoom

  1. There are a few ways to access your CSM Zoom account:
    • On campus, use the Zoom icon on the desktop.
    • From anywhere, visit http://csmd.zoom.us.
    • OR Log into my.csmd.edu and click the "Zoom Video Conferencing" Quick Link.
  2. Then click Login and you will be prompted to enter your my.CSMD credentials (username/password). Once logged in, you can schedule meetings, assign participants, or join existing meetings you have been invited to.

Security Reminder: All CSM Zoom meetings should be set-up with a password for meetings in order to maintain the integrity of CSM Zoom usage.  

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