Important Fall 2020 Information For Students

Submitted by betsy on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:47

AVC Fall 2020 Update

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Fall 2020 Semester will be held predominantly through remote instruction online, however, a number of limited courses will be hybrid, blended or face-to-face (see the "modes" defined below). Please check your class "modes" on the schedule of classes on the website. Your instructor will provide individual course details via email prior to the start of the semester. *NOTE: With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college’s plan for fall 2020 semester may be modified at any time. Updates will be sent via email, website, and social media.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! If you need support whether academic, health or otherwise contact info@avc.edu. These are extraordinarily trying times and we are here to help you succeed.

The schedule of classes on the website now reflects the class “modes” below:

  • The modes of instruction will be designated by the following abbreviations:
    • DEd – These are the traditional online sections that typically list only as “ONLINE” on the schedule (also known as asynchronous distance education)
    • OLI – These are fully remote instruction lecture classes with specific days and times that will meet via Zoom or other electronic method (also known as synchronous distance education)
    • HYB – These are online but meet on campus only for orientation and tests (also known as hybrid)
    • BLE – These classes will meet at 50% capacity on campus to ensure distancing protocols. This means that half the class will meet one day and the other half of the class will meet another day. The class also will be supplemented online in Canvas. Some of these include science labs, kinesiology activity classes, CTE labs and some library studies classes (also known as blended)
    • F2F – These are 100% face-to-face courses. Some of these will include Auto Body, Welding and Deaf Studies.
  • Intercollegiate classes will be provided as recommended by the CCCAA and the CCCATA
  • Health Science classes will follow required outside agency protocols
  • Public safety classes will follow required protocols

*Note: Please disregard class locations if the class is DEd or OLI.

 

Academic Support Services:

  • The Learning Center
    • Learning Center Tutoring services are available across all disciplines online through our canvas course. 
    • We offer drop-in tutoring, appointments, workshops & more!
    • To access our services, enroll now through Canvas by clicking here. For more information, contact us at learningcenter@avc.edu.

 

  • Information Technology Services
    • Chromebooks and Windows desktop computers, as well as Hot Spots are available for loan to students. Contact help@avc.edu or 661-722-6605 for information.

 

  • AVC Library: Click here for details and see below.
    • AVC Library will offer curbside return service only beginning September 14th. Returns will be accepted Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm, at trailer T-400D, located in Parking Lot 14.
    • Requests for books & Reserve materials will be accepted soon.
    • Electronic Resources - EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
    • Primo (the library catalog), and other databases
    • Research support and assistance - subject research guides, tutorials and library workshops to build student research skills, personalized research assistance with a librarian via email
    • Ask a Librarian, 24/7 Reference Chat, and scheduled Research Consultations
    • Limited access via requests to print materials from the Reserve and Book Collections
    • To contact the library staff, please email libcirc@avc.edu

 

AVC Library Offers Online Workshops for Students

In addition to the online tutorials and research consultation appointments, the library offers the following online workshops for AVC students:

  • Developing a Research Strategy and Topic
  • Finding and Evaluating Articles using EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  • Finding and Evaluating Books (Print and eBook) using Primo, the AVC Library Catalog.

The workshops are offered online through video conferencing software (Zoom). All you need is a device and an internet connection. Students can use this link to sign up for a workshop: https://avc.libwizard.com/f/workshop_sign_up

After you sign up, you will receive an email with information and a link to your online session.

If you are looking for more detailed research assistance, schedule a Research Consultation with a librarian at: https://avc.libwizard.com/f/RAA. Our librarians will work one on one with you via chat, email, phone, or Zoom. We also encourage you to view our tutorials or online research guides to refresh your library research knowledge and skills with the databases and library catalog by visiting: http://avc.libguides.com.

 

Student Services: Blended services (some face-to-face and some online; face-to-face services with safety protocols)

 

Auxiliary Services:

    • Bookstore: The bookstore will continue to provide online ordering and free shipping for our students (www.marauderbookstore.com), as well as provide curbside pick-up. Check the Marauder Bookstore website for continued updates.
       
    • Subway: Food options will consist of pre-order take-out (recommended) as well as limited in-person ordering. There will be limited seating available to meet safety protocols.

Administrative/Support Services (i.e. Human Resources, Payroll, President’s Office): Blended services/Remote and face-to-face on campus (with safety protocols)

Theater performances: TBD

*NOTE: With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college’s plan for fall 2020 semester may be modified at any time.
 

Be prepared for online learning with these resources:

ADA Accommodations

AVC’s remote/online courses include accommodations for students with disabilities through closed captions or transcripts for videos, alt text for images and color compliance. If you require these or other accommodations, please contact our Office for Students with Disabilities at OSD@avc.edu or 661-722-6300 x6360.

Optimizing Your Remote Learning Experience

To ensure that you have the optimal learning experience, please be sure to review the following resources. Use www.speedtest.net to test your internet speed.

Accessing your myAVC student portal:

Get Ready for Remote/Online Learning:

Valuable Resources for Success Online:

Accessing the Canvas Platform – Student Resources

AVC uses Canvas as a delivery tool for online courses and traditional course materials.

Last updated: July 13, 2020