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Learning Remotely

UNLV offers a variety of services and technologies, to set you up for success, as you shift from classroom-based activities to remote learning.

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Essentials

You should test your devices and internet capabilities to make sure you can access materials, communicate with instructors and classmates, and complete assignments.

Computer or mobile device

Internet Connection

Microphone (required for some classes)

Webcam (required for some classes)

Accounts (Rebelmail, WebCampus)

Tips for Online Success

Taking a course online is different from taking a traditional class on campus. These tips can help you make the most out of learning remotely.

What to Expect

  • Your instructors will reach out to you directly about how they plan on teaching your classes. Check your university email or WebCampus for an official communication from your professors. If for some reason you have not heard from your instructor by now, be proactive and reach out to them. Be sure to turn your email WebCampus notifications on.
  • Your instructors will use a combination of online learning methods (WebCampus, WebEx, Lecture Capture, and Google applications) to teach classes, hold discussions, and assign course projects remotely. Be flexible, and make polite suggestions if you think something is not working well for the class. To help you get started, view the Lecture Capture and Webex student guides.
  • Office hours will happen differently. Some faculty may conduct virtual office hours, while other faculty may host office hours over the phone. If your instructor does not mention how office hours will work for the coming weeks, be sure to ask.
  • Share your challenges early. Whether your challenges are with technology or a new way of learning, let someone know early. Your instructors, the IT Help Desk, and a host of campus services are there to assist you. Students registered with the Disability Resource Center should contact them for assistance during this transition.
  • Be prepared to use these tools to connect with your professors and other students.

Online Resources

Collaboration Tools

Use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to collaborate in real-time with classmates and team members

Google Drive

Move your files to Google Drive to access on any device.

Google Hangouts Chat

Create group messages or work individually with classmates.

Google Hangouts Meet

Hold virtual group meetings or one-on-one video chats. Use live captioning for accessibility, share documents on your screen, and more.

Library Materials

You can access library resources online to complete research and class projects.

LinkedIn Learning

Explore on-demand online courses to increase your business, creative, and technology skills.

Shared Drive

Create a shared storage space for your group projects.

Software

Download the software you need to complete your coursework. You can request additional options for using software remotely.

WebCampus

WebCampus makes it easy to continue your learning experience remotely. Instructors may use it for assignments, discussions, and quizzes.

Computer Labs

Computer labs are closed. A solution to access specialized computer lab software is coming soon. Check the IT Updates page for an official announcement.

Counseling Services

If you are experiencing increased anxiety related to COVID-19, you may seek help through the Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Stay Cybersafe

Practicing good security habits is key to protecting you and the university from cyber attacks. As a good digital citizen, you can prevent data breaches and cybercrime by following Smart Computing guidelines for phishing, social engineering, and other hacking attempts. Installing antivirus and updating software and applications are essential.

Technology Support

You can reach out to the IT Help Desk for technical assistance on these remote services.