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COVID-19 Information

Fall 2020 Method of Instruction

TSTC’s Office of Dual Enrollment welcomes you back for the 2020-2021 school year, and wishes you a healthy and successful year! We stand ready to support you and your students.

The following identifies the three modalities of instruction, and how it may impact you and your students.

Online Courses:

If your students are registered to take a TSTC Online course, they will be required to log in and begin class as of August 31st. In addition, a mandatory online student orientation is required for those that are taking their first online course through Moodle and are simultaneously registered when placed in their course.

TSTC Off-Campus Courses:

If your students are registered in a TSTC dual credit course at your credentialed high school campus, instruction must begin on August 31st in accordance with the TSTC academic calendar.  If the ISD is beginning in an online format, and looking to transition students to face-to-face modality, instructional planning must be discussed with your dual enrollment representative to ensure appropriate compliance and delivery.

TSTC On-Campus Courses:

If your students are registered to take a course on a TSTC campus, they are required to attend face-to-face lab time. Most of our face-to-face courses will be delivered in a Hybrid or Blended format: combining on-campus, in-person instruction with lecture-remote learning. Your Dual Enrollment representative will send you a copy of the students' college course schedule. This instruction also begins the week of August 31st. 

On-Campus Operations:

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities remain our number one priority and is paramount to instructional planning at TSTC.  With this in mind, we all have a role to play in order to uphold proper operations:

Perhaps most importantly, stay home if you:

Changes in COVID-19 disease spread and its public health impact will continue to inform the college’s instructional and operational plans. For more information, please visit TSTC’s COVID-19 resource page at https://www.tstc.edu/coronavirus and visit the dual enrollment website at de.tstc.edu
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Academic Questions

I will be a new DE student this fall. How will I register for my class?

How do I know if my courses are online, hybrid, or on campus?

If you are a dual enrollment student who attends class at a TSTC campus, a number of our courses are now being taught online or in a hybrid class (part online, part in the classroom) so students should use the TSTC Portal to check Student Planning for the latest information about their classes. Please contact your counselor or dual enrollment representative for any questions regarding your schedule.  

Where do I find contact information for my instructors?

Through WebAdvisor or on www.tstc.edu. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Syllabi. Use the alphabetical list to find your course offering number and click the syllabus PDF. You can find the contact information for your dual enrollment representative on the Contacts page on the de.tstc.edu website.

Add the question, “I am an online student and am registered for a SOLO class, what is this course?

(provide a quick response explaining solo and the fact that it is mandatory)

Technology Questions

How do I find the WebAdvisor login?

Go to www.tstc.edu. At the top of the page click TSTC students and employees: Click here for TSTC Portal. Sign in with your TSTC OneID account.

Click the Moodle icon to log into your course.

Use these helpful guides to walk you through.

Moodle

WebAdvisor

Whom can I call for technology assistance with my online class or Moodle?

TSTC Help Desk: 800-592-8784.

Can I borrow a laptop computer from the college?

At this time, laptops are not available for checkout. Students will need to contact the high school to inquire about the process put into place by the ISD to provide laptops that can be used at home during this time.

What if I don’t have internet access at home? Are there any options available for me?

Students will need to contact the high school to inquire about the process put into place by the ISD to provide internet (i.e. hot spots) that can be used at home during this time.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide helpful Frequently Asked Questions resources that are updated as new information about the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 becomes available. The Texas Department of State Health Services has resources specifically for Texans that also contains updated information.

 

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

CDC: What you should know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO) Frequently Asked Questions and Answer:

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Texas Department of State Health Services:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

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