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Learning from home
Your Keystone College courses have been moved online for the rest of the semester. Keystone College has all the necessary technology in place to serve students. Information Technology is prepared to provide support during this transition. Faculty are committed to achieving the outcomes for each course by delivering course content with the same rigor and high expectations for students.
Here is some advice on how to be a successful online learner:
The most important thing you can do right now is to stay healthy. Exercise, eat well, get plenty of sleep, and follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of germs. Take care of yourself. If you need to contact the Counseling and Well-Being Center, please call 570-945-8309 or email email@example.com. Students who have a current relationship with Counseling will receive telecounseling and Counseling is also arranging to provide continued care.
Check Moodle and KC Email Daily
Your instructors will communicate with you through Moodle or your Keystone email. Check them daily. You don’t want to miss out on important announcements about course changes or due dates. Contact your instructor through Moodle or KC email if you have questions. Now is the time to be proactive.
Develop a Study Plan
Online learning requires a bit more discipline, time management, and self-motivation. Develop a schedule of when you plan to do your coursework, and stick to it. Find a distraction-free space to do your work, avoid multitasking during your established work times, and give yourself a little extra time to complete your assignments. These are all good study habits that will serve you well under any circumstances.
Your instructors may modify their courses in different ways. For example, in one class, you may be asked to watch a video lecture or participate in an online discussion forum, and in another, you may be asked to participate virtually during your normally scheduled class times. Use a to-do list and a calendar to keep track of assignments, due dates, and virtual meetings.
Complete All Assignments
Make sure that you complete every assignment! Missing homework can quickly affect your grades, and most importantly, the assignments in the courses are there to help you demonstrate your learning.
Connect with Other Students
Your classmates are a great resource, so connect with them. For each of your classes, find a partner that you check in with regularly through email or text. Set up virtual study sessions. Give it your all when you contribute to online discussions.
These are certainly unprecedented times. Give yourself a break. Give your classmates a break. Give your instructors a break. Everyone is trying their best, so be as flexible as possible. We will make it through this.
Use Online Campus Resources
Even though classes have been moved online or in an alternate format, you still have access to helpful campus resources. Be sure to take advantage of them to help you stay successful this semester.
The Library is staffed for phone calls, texting, quick response emailing, and live chat from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Peer tutors are available for virtual tutoring via Facetime, Zoom, etc. For writing help, students will email their papers and tutors and professional writing consultants will offer feedback and consult as appropriate.
- For research assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or make a virtual appointment.
- For career assistance email email@example.com or make a virtual appointment.
- For tutoring and writing assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or login to the Tutoring & Writing Center.
- For disability services assistance email email@example.com or see the Accomodations for Current Students page
Advising for Summer
- Undeclared: Frank Ohotnicky ‐ Learning Center
- Allied Health: Paula Yunko ‐ Learning Center
- KCVC: Mary Dower
- All Other Majors – Department Chairs
- Dr. Sherry Strain: Communication, Art, and Humanities
- Dr. Patti Davis: Business, Management, and Technology
- Dr. Marie Andreoli: Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Dr. Vicki Stanavitch: Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics
- Dr. Heather McElroy: Education
- Dr. Sherry Strain: Communication, Art, and Humanities
IBM Watson Assistant:
Get answers to common questions related to the Covid-19 pandemic and Keystone’s response by interacting with our IBM Watson Assistant. The interactive chat was created by students Samuel Vierling and Alex Robinson from Dr. Steven Howell’s Artificial Intelligence class. Click here to ask your questions now.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is available at no charge to Keystone students and employees in web, desktop, and mobile versions. Click here and log in with your Keystone email address and password. Pick the install option to download a desktop or mobile version or use icons on the page to access web versions. Click here for detailed PC/Mac installation resources and here for training resources available.
Virtual Campus Life
Stay engaged with student activities while off campus! Check out this webpage during your time away from campus. Student Activities is planning prizes, giveaways, drawings, and other interactive engagements activities through the Keystone College app and their social media accounts.
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Connect with Alumni
The Keystone College Alumni Association gives back to current students:
The Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to eligible full-time, undergraduate students who are related to a Keystone College alum. Apply by May 1.
The Alumni Mini Grant Program provides funding to students, student organizations or faculty-led initiatives Apply by May 1.
Please see your course on Moodle for the type and timing of each courses final requirements and schedule.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I go for assistance with registering for classes if I don’t have an academic advisor or if I don’t know who my advisor is?
Who can help me register for my classes if I have an advisor?
Where can I go for assistance choosing/changing/declaring a major?
Where can I go to explore interests and goals or to receive career advice?
I need help applying for financial aid, who can help me with this?
I need to apply for loans for college, where can I go to do this?
I believe I have an outstanding balance, where can I go to discuss this?
I need to request a refund. Who handles this?
I’ve been struggling with all of my academic responsibilities, Is there somewhere on campus that I can get some help?
When I was in high school I had an IEP. How do I look into that now that I’m in college?
Is there somewhere I can go to talk with someone about possible modification to a class, or activity?
Is there anywhere that I can go to see about getting more time for tests?
I have a hard time understanding/learning what the professor is teaching. Where I can I go for help?
Friends and family are concerned that I don’t seem like myself. Where can I go?
I have some questions about dealing with sexual assault. Who can help me?
I’ve been feeling overwhelmed/homesick/sad/stressed/alone. Is there someone on campus that I can talk to?
I’m having difficulty relating to my friends, family, classmates. Where can I go to talk about this?
I’m having issues with drug and alcohol abuse. I need some help. Where can I go?
My friends think I may have an eating disorder. Who can I talk with about this?
Where can I go to understand academic requirements and policies?
We’re here to help!
Keystone Student Disability Services, a division of the Library & Learning Center, works with administrators, faculty, and staff to provide reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities and the proper documentation.
The Keystone Advising Center can help you discover and define an academic plan and reach your career goals. Advising Services can assist you with academic policies and requirements, interests and goals, career advice, majors, registering for classes and registration forms.