Distance Learning Courses & Coronavirus

Student resources for transitioning to distance learning instruction

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation in New York, Jamestown Community College is maximizing the use of distance learning technology and reducing in-person classes.

To access Blackboard and Google applications, you will need to log in with your JCC credentials.

Information about courses

  • This course list will tell you more about course plans. Unless listed in the document, all courses have been moved to a distance learning format for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Please check Blackboard for specific information from instructors for each of your courses.
  • Please note that due to evolving circumstances, information is subject to change.

Please address additional questions to TEI@sunyjcc.edu.

Distance learning tools

These resources will help you become familiar with the distance learning tools faculty members are using to continue courses:

Note: You are not expected to purchase software to utilize Zoom. Your instructors will send you specific links for your classes.

Resources for hardware and software

We anticipate that some students may not have the resources (hardware, software, internet access, etc.) to continue coursework in distance learning formats. While circumstances related to COVID-19 precautions limit options, we offer the following suggestions:

  • Consider borrowing equipment from a friend or relative.
  • If you are able to maintain social distancing and other precautions, consider visiting the home of a friend or relative who could make resources available to you.
  • The Campus Store has several Dell and Microsoft Surface laptops in stock available at reduced prices. Inquire at bookstore@mail.sunyjcc.edu.
  • Explore opportunities to purchase resources at education-related discounts.
  • Communicate with your instructors to explore whether incomplete (I) or withdrawal (W) grade options might be appropriate.
SUNY drop-in support & resources

SUNY drop-in support for students

SUNY has organized live, drop-in, sessions via Collaborate to assist students with the transition to remote course instruction. The goal of these sessions is to provide students with another resource to go to for questions about the basics of online/remote course delivery, successful strategies for participation, encouragement to engage, and even to address fears/concerns.

Sessions will be staffed by SUNY personnel familiar with how to quickly address common student questions about participation in online/remote courses, connect students with technical support for remote access to their courses, and point them to appropriate campus resources. 

Staff are available, live, now to assist! Staff will continue to be available at the days and times listed below:

  • Monday - Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m. midnight EST
  • Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST
  • Sunday 1-9 p.m. EST

To join a live session, visit:

SUNY student resource website

  • Includes: Resources for Success in Your Online Course; Resources for Active Military and Veteran Students; Mental Health, Nutrition, and Technology Resources; as well as links to the Support Guides for Working with Blackboard, brightspace, Canvas, and Moodle.

Access the website at: https://innovate.suny.edu/covid19/students/

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