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OSU Institute of Technology has compiled a list of resources for online learning for March 23 through the remainder of the spring term. Please review for answers to your questions as well as other important information.
- Online Learning Resources
- Tutoring & Office of Academic Accommodations
- Counseling Services
- Health & Wellness
Most online learning will occur through Canvas, OSUIT’s learning management system. Students may access Canvas by going to the osuit.edu homepage, choosing Academics and choosing Canvas on the left drop-down list.
Students’ faculty will be their main points of contact regarding assignments and other course activities to be completed, communication expectations, etc. Students should contact the pertinent faculty as soon as possible regarding any issues that may arise.
Several Canvas learning management system tutorials are available. Canvas also offers 24/7 student support and may be reached at: 1-833-742-0661.
Our tech labs in the OSUIT Library and Wilson Commons are available for students! Schedule an appointment and learn more about our support services.
The computer lab in the OSUIT library will be open from noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, on a call-head basis. Call 918-293-5080 or email Jenny Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Call 918-293-4928 to reserve a spot.
OneNet has compiled a document for Emergency Broadband and Internet Resources for Oklahomans.
OSUIT students and employees can get free software from Microsoft, including full copies of Office for Windows and Mac, as well as Adobe Creative Cloud. Login to each system with your O-key credentials.
The Tech To-Go program that allows students to check out a variety of tech gadgets and tools including laptops, digital cameras, tablets, headphones, wearable technology, even a 3D printer. Learn more about our Tech To-Go Program at OSU Institute of Technology, and get tips, tricks and instructions for each of the tech gear items we have available for our students.
More than the stacks of books, the OSUIT Library offers an online catalog so users can easily browse the collection or search for specific items such as books, journals, research materials and digital media.
Borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card.
To register, please visit the Apple or Google Play store and download the hoopla digital app, or visit the Hoopla website and select our library from the list.
- Sign up by creating an account using an email and password of your choice.
- Next, search for “OSU Institute of Technology” to choose as your library.
- Enter your Okey short name for the Card Number and current O-Key password for the Pin Number, and click “Next”.
A collection of databases covering OSUIT’s many programs have also been cataloged and verified, making online research more reliable than other Internet search engines.
A selection of electronic books is available to users as well as the list of more than 40 other higher education institutions across the state that participate in OK-Share, a program that allows OSUIT students to borrow materials from other colleges and universities after filling out an application.
Starting March 23 through the end of the spring term, both the Office of Academic Accommodations (OAA) and the LASSO Center will be closed for in-person visits. Should questions arise regarding either of these offices, students and faculty should call 918-293-4855 or email Chad Spurlock at email@example.com or Rae Ann Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to making this unusual and unfamiliar situation as trouble-free as possible by continuing to support and promote the success of all OSUIT students. Therefore, LASSO Center tutoring services for all general education classes will be available remotely.
To Set Up Remote Tutoring
To better serve everyone, we are asking students to initiate the tutoring process by emailing first, using one of the email addresses below. Upon receipt of the email, the tutor will respond to the student via email with a tutoring appointment time and a link to their Zoom or LiveBoard session. Tutors will set up appointments on a first-come, first served basis.
Emails and phone calls for tutoring assistance should be initiated during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- For help with any writing assignments, students should email Angie Been at email@example.com
- For help with any math courses, students should email Matthew Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nick Ross at email@example.com, or Kenzie Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For help with other general education courses, email Rae Ann Warner or Chad Spurlock.
Visit the LASSO Center page for more information about the LASSO Center.
Chad Spurlock, Beth Rogers and Rae Ann Warner will continue to be available to students receiving academic accommodations and to their instructors. Students and faculty should email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We can also be reached by calling 918-293-4855.
Visit the Academic Accommodations page for more information about the OAA.
Free Assistive Technology
The following resources and assistive technologies have been temporarily been made free of charge and accessible for home use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Freedom Scientific has release special, free, short-term licenses of these three softwares for individuals with a personal email address in Canada or the United States.
- Quillsoft has an Extended Access Request form for a trial to use for remote work or online learning. Once you fill out the form, they'll email you with your trial information within 24 hrs
- Kurzweil education is offering a free subscription for all during COVID-19
Below are a few tips regarding the accessibility features of a few of these technologies, to support the transition:
Accessibility features of Microsoft Teams
- Using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader
- Using Live Captions in a Teams meeting
- Changing your viewing settings to high contrast or dark mode
- Closed captioning
- Automatic transcripts
- Keyboard accessibility – hot keys and keyboard shortcuts
- Screen reader: it is WCAG 2.1 AA compliant
In the interest of public health, and out of concern for the well-being of our campus
community, all university counseling services have transitioned to virtual sessions
to comply with OSU Institute of Technology’s social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19.
To schedule an appointment call 918-293-4988 or email email@example.com
Home Workouts and eSports
If you are you looking for ways to stay active while at home, Student Life has an Online Health and Wellness page with home workouts, running programs, tips on nutrition and even an upcoming eSports tournament.
The new normal of social distancing and shelter-in-place is challenging for all of us, creating stress and anxiety as we face an uncertain future and timeline. Worries about our health, our finances and our loved ones seem to increase almost daily. Dr. Thad Leffingwell, a clinical health psychologist and head of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Psychology, offers the following tips for effective coping:
- Structure your day as much as possible. Unstructured days and loss of routines are fun for vacations, but they can add to the stress of our current situation. Schedule activities. Focus on things that bring you joy or give you a sense of mastery and accomplishment.
- Take care of your body and mind. Our current social distancing and self-quarantines can break our self-care habits, and stress eating can draw us to less healthy food options. Be as active as possible, and choose healthy eating options. Move often. This will be good for your mood and overall health and will help your immune system be most effective.
- Limit news and social media intake to avoid information overload. While it is reasonable and responsible to stay informed, it isn’t necessary to be plugged in all the time. Take breaks.
- Stay in the present. It is a wonderful skill of our minds to predict and plan, but sometimes that can be a trap. Use mindfulness techniques to practice returning to the here and now of this moment.
- Be patient. Remind yourself that the current situation, while stressful and challenging, is only temporary. The one consistent thing in life is change, and life will return to normal.
- Be grateful. Even in the midst of stress and challenge, gratitude is a powerful psychological
antidote. Take time to count your blessings, even now, and you will find that it reduces
stress and prepares you to cope with today’s challenges.