Update as of 3/20/2020
Course Access and Course Materials
Hocking College has multiple tools available to assist you in successfully completing online courses which include: Moodle, BlueQuill, and Blackboard. To access your courses and training videos click here
Check your email. Your instructors will send you an email with everything you need, including access information, course materials, etc.
Virtual Class Meetings
You will continue to meet VIRTUALLY during your regularly scheduled class time in Blackboard Collaborate or BlueQuill Big Blue Button. These tools allow students and instructors to meet over computers and mobile devices, share content, and conduct presentations.
Example: If your class was scheduled to meet on campus at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, your class will continue to meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays VIRTUALLY.
Your instructor will send you instructions for your virtual class meetings.
Questions About Your Courses
Contact your instructor with questions regarding your course.
Tutoring services are available remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. To schedule an appointment contact Allison Nowak, Manager of Library Services, at email@example.com or (740) 753-6338. For more information regarding tutoring click here
Students requesting academic accommodations due to disability should contact Erin Bowald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update as of 3/19/2020
ALL student employment is suspended, until further notice, except:
- Peer Tutors
- Campus Safety Officers (CSOs)
- Barn / Fish Hatchery
- Resident Assistants (RAs) that are already living on campus. RAs that are not currently on campus are NOT allowed to return to campus.
Update as of 3/18/2020
You have the power to stop COVID-19 from impacting your progress and financial aid. The benefits of maintaining your active enrollment status mean you will:
- Avoid having to return aid you recently received.
- Stay on track to graduate.
- Have access to support resources from our Academic Success Center (details below).
What You Need to Know:
- The second half of federal loans have been processed based on your current enrollment status. Any changes could result in you having to return aid you recently received.
- Failure to continue your studies may require you to return funds.
- Financial aid will continue to be processed based on your eligibility and enrollment status for the Spring 2020 semester.
- The Financial Aid Office will continue to review FAFSA applications, documents and appeals for Spring 2020. Documents can be submitted by mail or as an attachment to email@example.com.
What You Should Do:
- If you are considering making any changes to your current Spring 2020 schedule contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-753-7042.
- Continue to monitor the Financial Aid Self Service Portal for updates to your financial aid status. For more answers about financial aid, please visit FATV Get Answers at hocking.financialaidtv.com or contact our Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or 740-753-7061.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
The Academic Success Center is available, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., online by appointment only. See directions below. Resources available to keep you on track to graduate include:
Accessibility Resources Office
Students requesting academic accommodations due to disability should contact Erin Bowald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Testing Center will continue to proctor all scheduled certification tests (TEAS, HESI, ACE, NHA). For information or an appointment, contact Roger Barrows at email@example.com.
Hocking College Tutoring
Educational Specialists are available to provide tutoring and assistance with all general study courses. Peer tutors are also available to assist with many of the technical courses offered at Hocking College.
Ohio E-Tutoring Collaborative
Students can also receive free tutoring through the Ohio E-tutoring Collaborative. To access this resource, click here.
If you forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?” If you have not set up an account, click on “Need an Account”. Still having trouble logging in? Please contact your Campus eTutoring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio E-tutoring Collaborative provides tutoring in the following subjects:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Computer Programing 1 & 2
- Computer Science
- Digital Literacy
- Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word
Update as of 3/18/2020
To ensure the safety of all students, employees and our campus community, the following rules are effective immediately for all residence halls through April 17, 2020.
Students Not On Campus
- Shelter in Place: Students not currently on campus are not allowed to return to campus at this time.
- Requesting Items from your Dorm: If you need personal items from your room, contact Kim Coy at email@example.com to make arrangements.
- Access Cards: All access cards for students not currently on campus will be deactivated.
Students Currently On Campus
Rules for living on campus:
- Visitors: No visitors are allowed.
- Curfew: Students must be in their rooms by 10 p.m. Badge access will be turned off each day from 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.
- Identification: Students must have a student ID visible at all times
- Sanitation: Students will be provided with the resources to clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Violations : A violation of any of these rules is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in disciplinary action.
A committee will be reviewing each the situation of each student who is currently living on campus to make a determination if staying on campus is in their best interest. Students that do not have alternate housing will be provided with accommodations.
You will be notified by Friday, March 20th if you are not eligible to remain on campus at this time.
To protect those around you, if at any point you are experiencing some/all of the following symptoms, you will be isolated per CDC Guidelines for 14 days or until you have no symptoms and you have not been on any medication (including over the counter) for 48 hours - whichever is longer. Those symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
Isolation includes, but is not limited to:
- Visitors: Student must stay in your room and may not have any visitors.
- Maintenance: Maintenance will only be performed for emergencies.
- Laundry: You will be provided with laundry detergent and drying racks so you can hand wash clothes in your room.
- Meals: Meals will be left outside your door at 10 a.m. each day. You will be required to eat all meals in your rooms.
This is a very fluid situation and constantly changing, in order for us to make the best decision possible based on all of the facts, we will be making all financial determinations at the end of the semester. We will send information and process at that time.
We encourage you to practice social distancing and other prevention protocol per CDC Guidelines which include:
1. Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
3. Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
4. Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
5. Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
6. Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Click here for additional details, please visit the CDC's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Update as of 3/16/2020
The remainder of Spring semester has been divided into two parts.
- Part One (March 23 – April 19) all courses will be offered online.
- Part Two (April 20 – May 15) will be determined at a later date as more information becomes available. Consideration will be given to mandatory accreditation requirements in order to minimize any disruption in academic progression and the ability for students to graduate.
Students will receive instructions and resources via their Hocking College email later this week on how to complete their courses beginning March 23, 2020. This information will also be posted at www.hocking.edu
A decision regarding spring commencement will be made at a future date as more information becomes available.
Update as of 3/11/2020
To allow staff to initiate safely initiatives prior to students and faculty returning to campus, there will be no classes held Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, 2020. Due to the technical nature of our programs, classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.* Faculty and students should continue to check Hocking College email next week for announcements regarding which classes will be offered online.
If we become aware of any condition that would make our campus unsafe, please rest assured that we will implement immediate safety measures until those conditions have been addressed. Again, the health and safety of our campus community are our top priority and we are committed to doing our part to help keep you safe.
*A separate communication will be sent to all faculty teaching courses this term providing additional guidance related to procedural changes resulting from this extension and any additional exceptions that are necessary to maintain a safe environment while also ensuring academic quality.