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Learning Online for Fall Semester 2020

The Fall semester will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, September 1, and will conclude on Monday, December 14. Courses for the Fall semester will be delivered as online, hybrid, and live online (real-time class meetings using Zoom).

Have you registered?

It’s not too late to register for the Fall semester.  Click the links below to register, find a course or contact your advisor.

We've compiled questions received over the recent months into a comprehensive FAQ. Additionally, we've outlined the available course options for Fall to help you understand what's available and how RCSJ plans on delivering an innovative, effective, and safe Fall 2020.​​

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Plan for a Safe Return Progress

As always, the health and safety of our RCSJ community is our top priority. To accomplish our goal of opening campus, we have developed an extensive ​plan that offers safe and flexible options for participation in classes and activities in compliance with government directives, public health guidance and higher education best practices. To view the full plan, you may click on any part of the Plan for a Safe Return progress tracker.

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Stage 2
(July 20)
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Stage 4
  1. Only essential employees on campus, and all other employees working remotely
  2. Staggered return to campus, with departments that need access to equipment and records on campus being the first to return
  3. Staff in other departments including clerical/administrative employees, Human Resources, Library, etc
  4. Return of faculty and students under guidelines to be developed and adapted as public health initiatives dictate
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Learn Your Way This Fall

FAQs

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Tips for Learning Online

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Optimize Your Computer

Have Strong Internet

Zoom, just like other videoconferencing tools, requires a high-speed internet connection to function well. Be wired when you can and minimize the number of other wireless connections when you can't be wired.

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Optimize Your Setting

Find a Quiet Place

Learning is best when you have a setting where you can focus. Try finding a place that is free of distractions/excess noise, and offers privacy. You'll be able to focus more during lectures.

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Dress The Part

Dress Appropriately

Even though your Live Online course might be virtual, it helps to look the part. Your instructor may ask you to have your camera on. Plus, studies suggest dressing the part makes you concentrate too!

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Stay Social

Turn on your Webcam

We get it—everyone's a little camera shy sometimes, at least to start; however, having your camera on and seeing your peers is one way to help bridge the "distance" of a Live Online course.

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Not Talking? Hit Mute

Don't forget to mute yourself if you're not talking. You'd be surprised how much background noise a microphone picks up—dogs barking, cars, planes, or even keyboard clicks.

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Get the Best Experience

Avoid Calling In

Internet connections can act up and while you have the option to dial in, your experience is best on a computer or phone/tablet running Zoom. Plus, a discussion is often difficult because of call-in audio delays.

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Stay Engaged

Be an Active Participant

Live Online mimics the classroom. Speak up by unmuting and adding to the current conversation, use chat to add something without interrupting, and raise your hand with the "Raise Hand" button in Zoom.