Tips for Getting Started and Staying Focused
Stay connected with your professor. Check Canvas and your Tulane email regularly for updates on your course. Professors are offering online office hours - take advantage of them to connect, provide feedback and ask questions about the course material.
Get your study space set up and make it special- you will be spending a lot of time there! Here are some tips on creating an ideal study space for online learning.
Get connected with your friends and classmates. Organize some study sessions or schedule a virtual brunch through Facetime, Zoom or Google Hangout to catch up. We need to stay connected to stay positive and motivated.
Do whatever you do to manage stress. Be prepared to self-isolate and self-monitor. Let go of what you can't control and focus on the positive people and experiences in your life right now. Also, try to laugh!
Plan your time and set goals. Use the success resources available to you such as:
MyTulane & Canvas
Zoom for Tulane
Zoom Help Center
IT Preparedness - Setup VPN, connect to file sharing and more
Campus Health has adjusted their services. If you are still in New Orleans and need medical care check their website. Students in New Orleans who believe they may have been exposed to COVID 19 and have symptoms should self-isolate and immediately call the Student Health Center Nurse Advice Line at 504-862-8121 (during business hours) or 855-487-0290 (after hours) or call TUPD at 504-8654-5911 for an emergency medical care provider, as appropriate.
Contact the Goldman Center(firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-862-8433) if you receive accommodations and think you may need help accessing your courses remotely.
The Goldman Center staff will work with Technology Services to help you access your online class materials. The means of access will depend on the design and content of your courses and on your individual needs. They could include, but are not limited to:
- ASL interpreting/CART for synchronous online sessions
- Captioning for pre-recorded course materials
- Use of a lock-down browser for remote testing
- Programming extra time for exams into the online testing platform
- Use of an auxiliary aid, reader, scribe, or delivery of Braille materials
Change can be tough. You may be feeling anxious or emotional during this time. Tulane’s student health plans offer comprehensive coverage for both physical and mental health care. If you'd like to speak with a counselor or a case manager, contact CAPS or the Office of Case Management and Victim Support Services (or (504) 314-2160). For support 24/7, you can contact a Student Resources and Support Services Professional On-Call at (504) 920-9900.
All Tulane libraries are closed but you can access the digital resources from anywhere. These include millions of articles from more than 66,000 online journals, more than 1.3 million eBooks, hundreds of research databases, and substantial collections of streaming media.
Check out Research Anywhere for information about how to access these resources remotely.