COVID-19 Student Information

Online Courses

 

Hey, Bruins!

With the continued impact of COVID-19, school is a little different this semester. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

In online courses, you will interact with your professor and peers and submit assignments through our online learning platform, Canvas. For some courses, the needed textbook and learning materials may also be included in Canvas.

  • Faculty presenting online courses at SLCC have completed specialized training for teaching online and have lots of experience teaching students remotely.
  • Many of SLCC's online courses have been designed to meet a set of research-based standards created to promote student success.
  • Taking classes online allows you to review course materials as many times as needed.
  • Most online courses allow you to attend class where and when it's most convenient for you.

We have a Getting Started Online Guide that will help you succeed in online courses. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and covers topics such as:

  • Myths about online learning
  • Characteristics of online courses
  • Time management and self-discipline tactics
  • Reading and writing for online courses
  • Technology, computer and Canvas skills needed for online learning

Though broadcast/internet lectures are also delivered over the internet like online courses, they are different. They require meeting virtually as a class at a specific time using web conferencing tools, such as Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. You will still complete most, if not all, of your course assignments in Canvas. Check out the Learn Anywhere Guide for tips to help you succeed in courses that include broadcast/internet lectures.

If you want to change to a different course or section, or if you want to drop a course, you can do that in your MySLCC account under the Registration tab. If you decide you'd like to stay with your online course, simply log in to Canvas when the semester begins on August 25 and you'll be able to access your class materials, syllabus and other important information.

Student Resources

During this unique Fall semester, SLCC is redoubling its efforts to provide you the maximum amount of course flexibility and student support. Along with the additional course options explained above, we encourage you to take advantage of all the services listed below. Don't see what you need? Contact us at 801-957-4111. We are here to help in any way we can!

You must attend an orientation before meeting with an advisor: Set Orientation Appointment

Academic Advising will remain open through phone appointments and/or using the platform WebEx. If you have questions and need assistance finding your advisor or help with making an appointment, please call the Academic Advising Front Desk:

  • Redwood 801-957-4978
  • Jordan 801-957-6215
  • South City 801-957-3361

If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you shortly or email our Support Staff at Cami.Knapp@slcc.edu.

We highly suggest students take advantage of online appointments via WebEx as you will be able to communicate directly with an advisor and get the assistance you need to navigate the remainder of the semester and help you prepare for future semesters. Please know that advisors can address many of your questions via email only if you use your Bruinmail email address. We remain committed to assist you in your Academic Advising needs.

Bruin Pantries are operational on a limited basis. We will be assessing our protocols to ensure alignment with CDC guidelines. Visit: Bruin Pantry

The Bruin Pantry fall distribution schedule will go into effect on Tuesday, September 8th

Regular hours through Friday, September 4th:

  • Redwood Pantry (STC 015): Thursdays 10am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm
    • 10am-11am is reserved for high-risk individuals only
  • South City Pantry (SCC 1-061D): Fridays 10am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm
    • 10am-11am is reserved for high-risk individuals only

Details and community resources can be found on the Bruin Pantry website or signup for the Bruin Pantry email list to receive email updates.

Adjustments are being made to best serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this may complicate things for you and encourage you to Dial 2-1-1 for resources in your area or apply for Food Assistance through the Department of Workforce Services:

For computer/wireless issues or problems contact SLCC's Help Desk directly at 801-957-5555 or Help.Desk@slcc.edu. Students will have computer access at our South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan open computer labs, and libraries at the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses will remain open to provide resources for students.

As we review student and employee space needs, we may also be limiting the hours that buildings are open on various sites.

Our Center for Health & Counseling Services are available to students struggling and in need of support during these stressful times. We are continuing to provide services via telehealth sessions and our usual fees are temporarily suspended, so there is no cost for these services. Center for Health & Counseling

The DRC will be temporarily moving to a virtual work environment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are still here to assist you remotely through the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters via the methods listed below:

  • If you have technology concerns during Summer and Fall 2020 semesters, please contact Jamie Bird at 801-957-4506.
  • If you need assistance with ASL interpreting or captioning please contact Julie.smith@slcc.edu.
  • General questions regarding the DRC will be answered by calling 801-957-4659.
  • If you wish to confer with your DRC Advisor please email your advisor directly, or email drc@slcc.edu.
  • Students who need double time for testing will be accommodated through Canvas. Concerns? Please contact your instructor.
  • Other in-person accommodative testing can be arranged by calling
    • Redwood Campus at 801-957-4500

The ePortfolio Labs have moved to online and phone consultations with students. Most students will be able to successfully use online tutorials, but if personal consultation is needed, please make an appointment. Both are available at ePortfolio Remote Tutoring.

Cloth face coverings provide a guard against spreading potentially infected droplets to other individuals and discourage people from touching their faces and possibly infecting themselves with unclean hands. SLCC requires all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings on campus in the following locations::

  • Inside all classrooms, labs and other learning spaces
  • At all on-campus events
  • In all public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, break rooms, study areas, restrooms and elevators
  • In all shared work areas and shared vehicles
  • In all private meeting spaces, conference areas, private offices, outdoor venues, hallways, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, study areas and restrooms if 6-foot social distancing is not possible

Face coverings are not required in offices occupied by a single individual or in open areas protected by plexiglass screens. If two or more people are meeting or working in an office or in an open work area, face coverings should be worn by all.

See SLCC's Face Covering Policy for more details.

Face coverings must fit snugly against the side of the face and completely cover the nose and mouth. Disposable face coverings intended for one-time use are also acceptable, as long as the wearer follows the manufacturer's directions.

Please visit our page for current hours and locations.

Early application is encouraged due to fund limitations.

We've expanded our scholarship opportunities for students. Apply today!

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 801-957-4410.

With SLCC Promise, eligible students could get help covering the costs of tuition and fees.

Students and faculty members are able to check out laptops and Wi-fi hotspots at the Markosian Library on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. For more details, as well as updates on services and hours, please call the library Reference Desk at (801) 957-4610 or visit the COVID-19 Library FAQ.

Please contact us by phone: 801-957-4610, e-mail, or text: 801-770-0996.

The Taylorsville Redwood Markosian Library and South City Campus Library are open with modified hours. All hours are subject to change. Call 801-957-4602 before attending.

The library will continue to check out books, DVDs, hotspots and other materials at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and South City Campus locations. You can return your materials to the library by either dropping them off at the checkout desk or leaving them in one of the book drops located outside of the library buildings. The cafe at the Markosian Library will continue to sell food items to patrons.
  • SLCC Online Support Center
    • 801-957-5125
  • 24/7 Canvas Support
    • 801-957-5125
    • 1-844-334-0397 (toll-free student support)
    • 1-833-250-2077 (toll-free faculty and staff support)
  • SLCC Technical Help Desk
    • 801-957-5555
  • SLCC Online Testing Center
    • 801-957-4482

Please visit our site for current hours and locations.

Guest Students: gueststudent@slcc.edu

Outgoing Transcript Office: transcripts@slcc.edu

Records & Data Management: records@slcc.edu

Registration Appeals: registrationappeals@slcc.edu

Verifications: enrollmentverification@slcc.edu

Student Writing & Reading Center (SWRC) consultation services are currently available to all SLCC students online. It offers both synchronous (live) consultations as well as written feedback (also known as asynchronous response). To access SWRC services, create an account at https://www.slccswc.org, and then verify it through Bruinmail. For any technical support, please email slccswc@gmail.com.

As a result of COVID-19, STEM Learning Resource centers will be closed during the Fall semester 2020. Our Services will be offered online, use the links below to access online services:

Call 801-957-4500 for any testing questions. Effective 4/6/2020, all testing centers are closed until further notice. There will be no in person testing at this time. For your safety and the staff's safety. If you need to complete an exam for your course, please contact your instructor to further assist you.

Please visit Exam Registration to schedule an appointment. 

If you have made an appointment, do not come in. Cancel your appointment and reschedule when cleared to do so. This will help minimize the spread of germs. Please be patient while we strive to provide the safest environment possible. If you have questions, call 801-957-4500 or email us at TestingServices@slcc.edu for more information.

  • General testing questions, including credit hour placement testing and DRC testing: x4500
  • Online testing: x4164
  • SAT testing, including Proctorio remote proctoring: x3332

Below is an update on placement and assessment exams and expected availability according to the vendors:

  • Placement Process - We are offering the placement test remotely by appointment only.
  • ESL Accuplacer - We are not currently offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 1-2 weeks.
  • TABE - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • HESI - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is undetermined.
  • TEAS - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • CLEP - We are not currently offering this assessment. It is not expected to be available remotely.

Accommodations - Students needing accommodations please call 801-957-4500.

The DRC will be helping students who need a reader/scribe for testing. If you are a student needing to take a test with a reader/scribe, please contact Jamie Bird at x4506 or Jamie.Bird@slcc.edu and she will work with the service providers and instructors to administer the test via remote meeting software.