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Keep Learning


Welcome Online, Ags!

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KEEP LEARNING AT Texas A&M is a resource to help transition your learning online.


The current situation requires us to transition to teaching and learning online, and we are committed to serving Texas A&M students with the highest quality instruction online from our talented faculty. KEEP LEARNING AT Texas A&M is designed to encourage students to understand how professors are adapting to the online learning environment, gain confidence with the recommended technologies your professor may utilize to keep teaching, and access resources to assist along the way.

If you need assistance with course accommodations, please contact Disability Resources


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KEEP LEARNING - At a Glance

  1. Look for communication from your professor for each course so you know what to expect.

    Your professors have been encouraged to communicate with you using these strategies.


     
  2. Learn how to use and connect to technologies that will help you keep learning.

    Your professors are also learning best practices on how to use recommended technologies to teach.


     
  3. Establish your new learning routine so you can be successful as we finish up the semester.

    Your professors will need to modify your learning activitiesincluding exams – so be sure to know what will change and what is now expected of you.


     
  4. Know that we are all in this together as we do our best to keep teaching and keep learning at Texas A&M.   

    Do your part to stay well and stay social.

If you’re new to learning online, check out the “Quick Start” box in each section below. You won’t need every tool that’s offered, below, but they’re listed to give you a combination of tools to help you adapt and use the tools that work best for you.

 


 

Life on Campus: What's Open for Learning

Effective March 31, 2020

(if you identify an error in this information, contact provostcomm@tamu.edu)

 

Residence Life

Campus Dining, Computer Labs and Study Space

Enhanced Cleaning Protocols are being provided at the following locations:


Academics & Advising 

Student Health and Well-Being 

Transportation

Get Connected

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Quick Start

 
Here are the top four things you need to succeed with online learning: clear communication; internet and device access; knowledge of ZOOM, eCampus and/or Google Classroom; and a commitment to spend time in your online classes every day.
  1. CommunicationTake the time to understand how your professor prefers to communicate for each class.
  2. Internet and Device Access:  Ensure you have access to the internet and a laptop/desktop and/or mobile device. If not, let your professor know so you can address these together.
  3. Learning Environment: Find a quiet, distraction-free area to access your online courses.
  4. Time Commitment:  Expect to spend as much time, if not more time, engaging with your class commitments as you adapt to an online learning environment.

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Quick Start


As you transition to an online learning experience, we want you to know that we have encouraged your professors to organize your online learning experience in the following ways:
  • Revise the syllabus as needed to adapt to an online learning environment
  • Clearly communicate changes to learning activities  
  • Utilize ZOOM to create real-time experiences to support a sense of community among students 

You may hear your professor say Synchronous and Asynchronous a lot. So what do these mean?
 

Synchronous:  


Professors and students gather at the same time and interact in “real time” with a very short or “near-real time” exchange between professors and students.

 

Asynchronous:


Professors prepare course materials for students in advance of students’ access. Students may access the course materials at a time of their choosing and will interact with each over a longer period of time.

 

Stay Well. Stay Social

 
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Quick Start

 
Texas A&M University supports every student, faculty, and staff on ZOOM. Download ZOOM if you have not already done so. See how easy it is!

You can use ZOOM outside of a class and you can even set up your own ZOOM session. ZOOM allows you to stay connected with friends, peers, and your professors. Feature enhancements like the Chat tool allow you to stay connected outside of meetings and then quickly convene the Chat group when it is time to connect. ​


TIP: You will learn new ways of communicating and managing relationships online, which you be may find useful in other situations, such as when you seek professional employment.



 


Counseling & Psychological Services Resources

 

We encourage you to remember that this is an extraordinary moment when we all will find ourselves online and adapting activities to an online environment. Help each other and also your professors as we all adapt to keep teaching and learning online at Texas A&M University. 

CAPS continues to provide counseling services to our students via phone and/or Zoom. Visit our website to learn more about our current services and what to expect in teletherapy appointments. CAPS also continues to accommodate outreach requests via remote means.

There are many resources available for coping during COVID-19. HelpLine is a great resource if students need to talk about anything, and Sanvello is a wonderful self-help app for students to learn more ways to manage stress, anxiety and depression. Students can also visit CAPS’ self-help page for additional resources. 

Some of our campus community members may be experiencing racism and xenophobia during this time. Please explore the resources on our website for ideas of how to manage these challenges.

If faculty are concerned for a student, there are various avenues to explore in getting them assistance. Kognito At-Risk is a 45-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper intervention training program that teaches students, faculty, and staff how to identify individuals exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression; approach individuals to discuss their concerns; and make referrals to Texas A&M Counseling and Psychological Services and other community resources. We also continue to offer suicide awareness and prevention trainings online.

We invite you to stay connected with CAPS through social media: 

Facebook: Texas A&M Counseling & Psychological Services 
Twitter: @TAMU_CAPS
Instagram: @TAMU_CAPS

Please reach out to us at caps@caps.tamu.edu for questions or concerns.



 

 

Plug-In: Required Technology

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Getting Started with ZOOM


ZOOM is offering Live Training with a focus on Teaching with Zoom. Look for the Zoom Meeting for Education.

 


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Getting Started with Google Classroom


 


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Getting Started with eCampus

Frequently Asked Questions


Student  FAQs

Academic Advisors FAQs

Other FAQs

Zoom Security Updates and Administrative Recommendations

Help

Help Desk Central


If you have any questions or need assistance accessing any of these resources to KEEP LEARNING AT Texas A&M, please contact Help Desk Central 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

EMAIL: helpdesk@tamu.edu 
PHONE: (979) 845 – 8300


Help Desk Central also offers CHAT support at hdc.tamu.edu via the yellow Start Chat Now! icon.

Please note that the Chat feature is only available 8:00 am – 11:59 pm.