Distance Learning Courses & Coronavirus

Information & resources for distance learning

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. We'll continue to share updates on courses affected by the pandemic.

 Need to know for fall 2020

Fall 2020 instructional format for courses

For fall 2020, courses will be delivered in a flexible instructional format featuring online, hybrid, and in-person classes.

  • Online - Asynchronous: Classes are completed via Blackboard, the college’s web-based learning management system, from any location that has internet access at times that you set for yourself. Students are expected to complete assignments by deadlines set by the instructor. You must be able to access the internet through a device equipped with speakers.
  • Online - Synchronous (Zoom): Classes are completed live using Zoom from any location that has internet access in real time according to a pre-set schedule. You must access the internet through a device that has both a camera and speakers. Specific meeting times for synchronous portions of classes are listed with each course.
  • In person: Classes meet in person on campus or other approved location.
  • Hybrid - online & in person: Classes meet synchronously or asynchronously online and synchronous in person. Specific meeting times for synchronous portions of classes are listed with each course.
  • FLEX courses: FLEX courses may provide students with the opportunity to meet in-person on campus, on the synchronous days and times already scheduled, if conditions allow.
Fall 2020 schedule verification

View your fall 2020 schedule in Banner to see your updated schedule and how each course will be offered:

  1. Log into Banner
  2. Go to your Student menu, and click Registration
  3. Click View Student Detail Schedule and select fall 2020 term
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Printer Friendly Version to see a simplified view of your schedule
  5. Complete the fall 2020 schedule verification form or contact your campus Counseling and Career Center to indicate if you are okay with the schedule as it stands, or if you would like to speak with an advisor for clarification or to make changes. Students requesting to speak with an advisor will be contacted.

*Note - detailed information about course format can be found on the Courses page. Type your course in the search bar in the center of the page, scroll to find the section for which you are registered, and hover over the course type.

Success at a Distance course

All students are required to complete a short, non-credit online course titled Success at a Distance in Blackboard before the start of the semester. The course has no additional cost and takes about 60-90 minutes to complete. It will help you strengthen your ability to learn and engage at a distance by providing a greater understanding of JCC's instructional technologies. Access the course by following these Blackboard instructions.

More learning resources

Distance learning tools & training

Blackboard:

Google Drive:

Zoom:

  • Learning Zoom: LinkedIn Learning course to help you use Zoom for class meetings
  • Note: You are not expected to purchase software to utilize Zoom. Your instructors will send you specific links for your classes.
Having trouble accessing your online courses through your home internet?

JCC students are welcome to access JCC's internet on their own devices from any of our campus locations including access from campus parking lots during the weekend.

PCs are also available in JCC’s libraries on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses to provide you with internet access. Library hours »

Resources for hardware and software
  • A limited number of Dell laptops from SUNY are available for registered JCC students to borrow for the summer II and fall semesters. The laptops must be returned at the end of each semester. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients, but any student in need can request one. There is no charge for borrowing a laptop, but students are responsible for the timely return and care of the laptops while they are checked out. To request a laptop, students should contact the Counseling Center and Career Center at 716.338.1065 or jamestowncounselingcenter@mail.sunyjcc.edu.
  • 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.
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Contact

Advisement
Fall Schedule Verification