As the University prepares to transition classes to an online format after Spring Break, we wanted to share a few updates with you regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the preparations taking place on campus.
Please see the following campus updates
related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Charter & Comcast to Offer Free Internet for 60 Days
Charter Communications and Comcast recently announced free internet plans in response to concerns about COVID-19. Charter will offer the free service to K-12 and/or college student households that do not have a current Spectrum subscription. Comcast will also offer free Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone, including non-subscribers. Please see the complete article here.
Help Desk Services
The Athens State University Help Desk will be available for assistance as on-campus classes are transitioned to an online format. However, these services will be strained with the number of incoming tickets and will be limited to electronic means of service (no live or walk-in assistance). The best way to get assistance is to submit a ticket by emailing HelpDesk@athens.edu.
The Deans have identified specific faculty members in their Colleges who have specific skills in online instruction. To obtain their contact information, faculty should reach out to their College Dean.
Instructional Design Services has prepared a brochure packed with helpful information, guides, links to help, and online assistance. To download a copy, please click here.
Live webinars will be offered tomorrow (3/17) to provide helpful information and assist in migrating courses online. Please consult the brochure mentioned above for links to the webinars and the available times.
Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ongoing precautions, and other campus updates on the University website.
We continue to monitor the situation and will keep the campus community informed through regular email updates, the University website, and social media. Please feel free to contact the Athens State University Office of Marketing & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions you may have.