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March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 15 Update to Students, Faculty & Staff:

Daytona State College Will Remain Closed for Two Days to Assist with the Transition to Online Courses

Dear Students,

Daytona State College will remain closed for two days (Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17) to assist with the transition to online courses and to develop a plan to continue operations and provide services while keeping students, faculty and staff safe.

As mentioned in the previous update, face-to-face and hybrid classes are transitioning to a fully online format in order to help students and faculty achieve the kind of social distancing needed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Classes with hands-on curriculum will offer some material online and some in small group settings. The following information will direct you to where to find information about the online work associated with your class.

If you are already enrolled in a fully online class, your class will continue as usual on Monday, March 16.

If you are in a face-to-face or hybrid course, information about your course will be available by Monday March 23. Faculty are working on creating this content, so please be patient if you do not see anything in your course shell yet.

If you do not have a computer or an internet connection at home you can come to a computer lab (starting Wednesday, March 18) on any of our campuses and use one, with safe social distancing in a hygienic, sanitized setting.

When you’re at the college’s website, click on the Falcon Online button towards the bottom left of the homepage. This will take you to our online class shells (or virtual classrooms). 

You'll log into Falcon Online, with the same username and password as for Falcon Mail. If you don't remember what that is, try reseting your password or contact the Help Desk (helpdesk@daytonastate.edu). 

All classes, even face-to-face classes, have an online class shell associated with them. You'll need to scroll down past some initial announcements, and under My Courses you'll find the SP20 tab.  This will provide you with your Spring 2020 class shells. You may already be somewhat familiar with the Falcon Online landing page if you have ever needed to view your class syllabus and grades online.

Once you’ve clicked on a class shell, you may see an announcement from your instructor, contact information, and other course details. To navigate the course, click on the blue navigation bar at the top. There you’ll find Content (course materials/files), Assignments (where you’ll submit your work), Discussions, Classlist, Quizzes, Grades, and more. To get acclimated, please click through the Falcon Online InfoGuide, and watch this initial video (4:47 min) on getting started.

Again, please remember that your instructor will be working for the next week (beginning March 16) to move class materials into these Falcon Online shells. Also remember to reach out to your instructors with questions and concerns. You can find your instructor's email address in the Classlist (in the blue navigation bar).

Also, please note, work-study students and any other student workers should not report for work this week.

If you have any other questions, you can reach out to your instructors or the Student Advocate at studentadvocate@daytonastate.edu.

We appreciate your patience during this time. Daytona State College has a strong commitment to our students, and your safety and health are a top priority. We are working hard to maintain a safe, robust, and caring learning community.

Thomas LoBasso, Ed.D.

President, Daytona State College

(03/15/2020, 6 p.m.)

Dear Faculty & Staff,

Daytona State College will remain closed for two days (Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17) to assist with the transition to online courses and to develop a plan to continue operations by identifying critical staff that need to be on campus and those who may be able to work remotely. The plan is to provide services while keeping students, faculty and staff safe. Details are as follows:

  • The College is closed for students and the community on Monday and Tuesday, and non-essential staff will not report to work (unless otherwise directed by their supervisor).
  • Tomorrow, Monday, March 16, the Critical Incident Management Team will report at 8:30 a.m. to the Board Room, with a follow-up meeting that includes Administrators and Academic Department Chairs at the Event Center (L. Gale Lemerand Student Center) at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
  • Faculty who are working to transition their courses may still come to campus starting Tuesday to work on their curriculum.
  • Work-study students and other student workers should not report to work this week.
  • New employee orientation, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been postponed (date to be determined).

We will continue to provide regular updates through email, alert texts and at (www.DaytonaState.edu/COVID-19).

Thomas LoBasso, Ed.D.

President, Daytona State College

(03/15/2020, 6 p.m.)

  

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Last updated: 2020-05-22T21:03:23.857Z