Academic Continuity

Class during an Extended Campus Closure

Champlain College is taking precautionary measures to ensure that your classes can continue in a “virtual environment” even during an extended emergency such as severe weather, contagious disease, physical infrastructure failure, campus closure, or similar incident. Your classes will continue, either online through Canvas, a College-provided learning management system, or through some other process.

In the event of such an emergency, students are expected to continue instructor-designated class activities, as directed by the instructor. Due to the nature of the “virtual environment,” learning activities may differ slightly from those in the on-campus version of your courses. In order for this emergency preparedness plan to be effective, you are asked to do the following:

Immediately

  • Ensure that you will have a computer and broadband Internet access at the location (home or other) in which you will reside during an extended campus closure.
  • Prepare yourself with the basic skills of logging into Canvas, finding your courses and entering them.
  • Participate in a “warm up” online activity in the “virtual environment” when directed to do so by your instructor.

During an Emergency

  • Test your broadband Internet access immediately upon arriving at your chosen residence during the campus closure.
  • Log into Canvas and enter your courses.
  • Check for emergency information on Champlain College’s main website (www.Champlain.edu), which will indicate the semester week and day when Champlain classes will resume online.
  • Enter each of your classes and go to the appropriate week of the class where you will receive directions from your instructor.

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