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Spring 2021 Student Technology

Ship is committed to your success as a student during this new model of instructional delivery! Students should review the list of technology requirements below; Ship is happy to provide loaned technology for any students with a need. The Student Help Desk will continue to provide remote support during day/evening/weekend hours and is also available for limited in-person support (equipment pick-up/drop-off) via the Student Technology Help Desk in Lehman Library!

Contact our Help Desk at 717-477-HELP (x4357) if you need any assistance.

 

Technology Requirements

In order to be successful participating in and attending classes, virtual office hours, online events, and resources, all students must have access to the following:

  • Laptop or desktop computer (Windows or Mac)
         ** Chromebooks are NOT sufficient and will not run all required software. **
  • Working webcam and microphone
  • Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom (both available for free to Ship students)
         ** Sign in to both applications using your @ship.edu e-mail account.    
  • Access to reliable, high-speed Internet service

Computers should meet at least the minimum requirements listed on our Computer Recommendations page. Please check with your professor and academic program for any additional technology requirements.

If you do not have the equipment or Internet connection necessary, Ship is happy to assist by providing loaned technology at no cost through the end of the semester. If you have a specific equipment need, please complete the Request access to technology equipment form.

 

Technology Resources

 

Students who are attending classes remotely are asked to utilize personal laptops, Internet connections and related devices whenever possible to access online course materials. For those students who do not have access to a computer, a webcam/microphone, and/or the Internet from home or from alternate locations, we will be happy to assist you by providing loaned equipment at no cost through the conclusion of the semester.

If you have a specific equipment need, please complete the Request access to technology equipment form.

 
During this time, Comcast/Xfinity is also offering discounted Internet service to students.  Please visit https://www.xfinity.com/student for more information.

Also, the link below from the Keep America Connected Pledge web site provides details on companies that are going above and beyond to provide additional broadband Internet service to consumers:

https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected/above-and-beyond

Zoom and other online technologies have caused increased demand for campus Internet/network traffic. For information on getting the best connection in a campus residence hall, please see our tips to Maximize your WiFi in the Residence Halls.

If you have files saved in your T:\ drive or My Documents folder on a lab computer, you can access your network file space using Anchor.

Students can access specialty software with the new Remote Computer Labs Access tool!

Specialty software and remote lab access will be accommodated by a new Remote Access tool that will allow students to remotely connect to a computer lab and access specialty software from their own personal laptop or device. Physical access to computer labs, while more limited due to social distancing requirements, will also be provided in facilities like MCT and the Library.

Computer labs and the Library will be open during the spring semester with social distancing modifications in place. Many software vendors have worked to make additional resources available to students during this time. Click here for a list of instructions and available software that you can install on your personal computer. Packages include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • SPSS Statistics
  • Minitab
  • Mathematica
  • NVivo

If you have a special software need, please contact your faculty member or the Technology Help Desk.

The Technology Help Desk is available to answer questions and troubleshoot problems!

Help Desk support hours for Winter Break 2020

 

Monday - Friday
9 AM - 4 PM

Help Desk support hours for Spring 2021

Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 9 PM

Friday
9 AM - 4 PM

Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
12 PM - 9 PM

 
Non-urgent issues or questions should be sent to helpdesk@ship.edu. Live technician support is available during the hours above by calling 717-477-HELP (x4357).

January Jumpstart!

January Jumpstart Sessions

Developing Online Success Skills for the Spring Semester 

January 19th – 26th, 2021 
Plan now to join us!

Sessions Hosted Each Day at 12:30 pm and 7 pm  

Need help setting yourself up for online success? Have trouble staying motivated and disciplined when it comes to your online class? Curious about how to approach studying for and taking a test online? No need to worry, we’ve got you covered – kick off your Spring 2021 Semester with skill-building sessions to help you in an online education environment!

Enter to win $100 bookstore voucher and Dunkin’ Donuts with session participation**

All sessions will be recorded and shared on this page. Questions? Contact (717) 477-1502 or email pcde@ship.edu.

 

** $100 bookstore gift cards: Students can enter to win gift card by submitting the survey provided at the end of each presentation. One entry per student for the first two survey submissions and one for evey submission after that. Surveys must be for different sessions. Gift card winners will be drawn on January 29th. Winners will be notified via ship.edu email address. Entrants can only win once.

** Dunkin' Donuts donut coupon: Every student submitting a survey will get a DD coupon good for one donut at the Dunkin Donuts store in the CUB only.

Topic

Session Time

Presenter/ Facilitator/ Department

Zoom Link

Tuesday, January 19

 

The Importance of Reading Textbooks

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Jaime Juarez

https://ship.zoom.us/j/8180209967  

Stress & Test Anxiety

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Debra Schooley

https://ship.zoom.us/j/5268373833?pwd=cE0wQzJVcjZKWk5lVTcxbEpzZlJWQT09

The Importance of Reading Textbooks

7 – 7:45 pm

Jaime Juarez

https://ship.zoom.us/j/8180209967  

Stress & Test Anxiety

7  – 7:45 pm

Debra Schooley

https://ship.zoom.us/j/5268373833?pwd=cE0wQzJVcjZKWk5lVTcxbEpzZlJWQT09

Wednesday, January 20

 

Self - Care

10:00 am – 11:00 am

University Counseling Center

https://ship.zoom.us/j/95204079381 

Passcode: JumpStart 

Virtual Etiquette, Effectively Communicating Online and via Email

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Tracy Montoro

https://ship.zoom.us/j/91595260148  

Understanding Technology Tools for Class

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Alix Rouby & Mark Chimel

https://ship.zoom.us/j/97536065494

 

Staying Resiliant and Disciplined for Remote Learning

 

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Nathan Favretto & Rochelle Plummer

https://ship.zoom.us/j/6181007861

Understanding Technology Tools for Class

 

7:00  – 7:45 pm

Alix Rouby & Mark Chimel

https://ship.zoom.us/j/97536065494

Thursday, January 21

 

Self-Care

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

University Counseling Center

https://ship.zoom.us/j/95204079381 

Passcode: JumpStart 

How to Conduct Online Research

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Josefine Smith

https://ship.zoom.us/j/2534673237?pwd=OU82cm1Wb2I4NEU5UnVkTCtuWEk1QT09 

 

Passcode: 1871 

Staying Resilient and Disciplined for Remote Learning

 

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Doug Dieuveuil & John Ograh

 

https://ship.zoom.us/j/93804589647 

Presenting Online Tips & Tricks to Be Successful

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Amy May

https://ship.zoom.us/my/armay 

Virtual Etiquette, Effectively Communicating Online and via Email

 

7:00  – 7:45 pm

Tracy Montoro

 

https://ship.zoom.us/j/95456466980  

Monday, January 25

 

Presenting Online Tips & Tricks to Be Successful

 

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Amy May

https://ship.zoom.us/my/armay 

Study Strategies for a Strong Start to the Semester

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Cindy Murray

https://ship.zoom.us/j/7174771577 

Navigating Covid Protocols for Campus

7:00  – 7:45 pm

Chris Clarke (Alix Rouby)

https://ship.zoom.us/j/96388980372  

Passcode: COVID21

Study Strategies for a Strong Start to the Semester

 

7:00  – 7:45 pm

Cindy Murray

https://ship.zoom.us/j/7174771577 

How to Conduct Online Research 

7:00 - 7:45 pm

Eyoel Delessa

https://ship.zoom.us/j/5367937628

 

Tuesday, January 26

 

Understanding Technology Tools for Class

 

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Alix Rouby & Mark Chimel

https://ship.zoom.us/j/97536065494

Time Management

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Jaime Juarez

https://ship.zoom.us/j/8180209967  

Understanding Technology Tools for Class

 

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Alix Rouby & Mark Chimel

https://ship.zoom.us/j/97536065494

Time Management

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Jaime Juarez

https://ship.zoom.us/j/8180209967  

  • How to Conduct Online ResearchGain relevant skills and strategies to understand how to get started with online research, organizing data, and making sense of sources/data in an online education environment. 
  • Presenting Online Tips & Tricks to Be SuccessfulTake part in this fun and informative workshop that gives you tips on how to create and give a great presentation!  
  • Self-CareDiscuss the importance of sleep, positivity, nutrition, and the importance of treating yourself.
  • Staying Motivated and Disciplined for Remote LearningGet suggestions on how to overcome obstacles in your remote learning environment. Learn how to capitalize on motivation and reduce procrastination. 
  • Study Strategies for a Strong Start to the SemesterLearn to identify your learning style, discuss effective planning strategies for class, and explore various note taking methods. 
  • Test Preparation & AnxietiesExamine strategies to help you better prepare for exams and discuss methods to help alleviate test anxiety. 
  • The Importance of Reading TextbooksLearn the benefits and strategies for textbook reading, whether in an online or face to face to class. 
  • Time Management and Balancing ResponsibilitiesDiscover tools to help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. 
  • Virtual Etiquette, Effectively Communicating Online and via EmailGet tips on how to be your best virtual self for interacting with your professors and peers.  
  • Understanding Technology Tools for ClassLearn how to navigate online learning through ZOOM and D2L to make the most of your semester.

Student Tech Training

Ship offers many opportunities for students to learn about the technology tools and processes required for remote learning. Please click on the headings below to view training materials previously compiled!

D2L & Zoom workshops were held for students in order to prepare them for online instruction. Recorded sessions are available to view below.

Content will include:

  • Log in to D2L
  • How to Access Coursework
  • View and take to quizzes and submit assignments

 

D2L Brightspace Recorded Session

Video can also be accessed at  https://supmediasite.passhe.edu/Mediasite/Play/b375b4a2cdfa43a2b58fc4281527f7a81d

Zoom workshops were held for students in order to prepare them for online instruction.  Recorded sessions are available to view below.

Content will include:

  • Log in to Zoom and understanding synchronous and asynchronous classes
Zoom Session

Zoom Session can also be viewed at https://supmediasite.passhe.edu/Mediasite/Play/335faf0fec714a7faebba9012005af9d1d

This session covers an overview of the technology systems used at Ship as well as the devices and software that students need to be successful learners. Access to free software/tools and suggestions for working effectively while remote, as needed, will be discussed.

Student Tech/Learning Tips

The short, descriptive videos below were designed to allow students to get accustomed to the learning modalities and resources available remotely!