COVID19 Update for Students: March 19

COVID19 Update for Students: March 19

Thu Mar 19, 2020 at 05:13 PM

We will begin online courses Monday, March 23, 2020. Our original plan included some limited student access to our campus, but in light of new information and recommendations, the decision has been made to restrict campus access to essential employees and put all classes online.

Your professors have been working hard, especially in courses with hands-on learning, to prepare lessons, online labs, and do-at-home kits to provide high quality instruction from a distance. Many professors are planning to continue to teach their courses on the regular schedule with live online lectures and discussion during your scheduled class period, so it will still feel like the face-to-face course that you were taking. The Writing Center, Math Center and many other student services will also be available online to support you.

Brazosport College believes that continuing our daily lives, including your college courses, with appropriate safety precautions is a good strategy for managing our way through these uncertain times. We are committed to providing a high-quality college experience. If you are feeling worried, please give yourself at least a week to find a new rhythm for your studies. The deadline for withdrawing from a class will be extended at least to April 3 so you will have time before you have to make a decision.

Here’s how to start:

  1. Almost all courses will be conducted fully online.
    Please check the Virtual Campus (http://online.brazosport.edu) regularly as your professors are beginning to communicate with you regarding details for these courses.
  2. If you are new to the Virtual Campus, take the introductory tour.
    A list of additional resources for learning about the Virtual Campus is available on the distance learning webpage.
  3. Take a live, online, course tools tour.
    Tours last an hour and you will be able to ask the tour guide questions about the Virtual Campus during the tour. Tours will run from Monday, March 23, to Friday, April 3 and are held at 9:30 am and 3:45 pm Monday to Thursday and at 10:00 am on Friday. Join the tour at the starting time by clicking here: https://join.me/BCdistancelearning.
  4. A very small number of classes cannot be taught online and will be put on hold until we can safely hold these classes while practicing social distancing. You should assume your classes will be taught online unless you receive a specific email that they are on hold. Classes that are put on hold are expected to will resume in the not too distant future and we expect that you will be able to complete them no later than June 30.
  5. If you are on the Installment Payment Plan, the next payment is scheduled for April 5. If you need an extension, send an email to stacy.lallman@brazosport.eduExtensions beyond April 27 cannot be made due to the end of the semester.
  6. We have created a Coronvirus website, to help you find answers to your questions. We are also working on a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page regarding College Operations that will be housed on the same Coronavirus web page. We will update the FAQs and the College Chat feature as information is available and questions can be answered.