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Working & Learning Remotely

STLCC is identified as an essential service for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible. Recommendations for social distancing are available from St. Louis County, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

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Learning Remotely

STLCC has made the decision to move much of our course instruction online. For courses with lab or studio components that cannot be delivered online, we are looking at solutions to meet the outcomes for these important experiences. The lab and/or studio portions that cannot be delivered online will be temporarily paused while we consider options. Please continue to check your STLCC email, Blackboard, and this website for updates.

  • Students must check their STLCC email for information from the College and/or their instructors.
  • Students must log in to Blackboard and check for updates about their enrolled courses.
  • Be sure to check all courses, even those with instructors who have not previously used Blackboard as a method of communication.
  • Students may be expected to attend class in Blackboard at the scheduled class time if face-to-face classes are paused.

 

Ways to Learn at STLCC

There are 4 ways courses are taught at STLCC: Face-to-Face (F2F), Live Virtual Lecture (LVL), Online, and Hybrid. We call these instructional delivery methods, course modalities.

Learn More About the Ways to Learn


Getting Connected

To help us all stay better connected, we have developed a page of contact information for our major student service areas and introduced a new chat feature.

Get Connected

St. Louis Community College is now offering internet access from specific parking areas at Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Service will be available as long as necessary.

  • How to Login: STLCC students use your normal login credentials.
  • When Free WiFi is Available: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Designated parking lots on specific campuses, check the maps for details.

While you’re accessing Wi-Fi hotspots at STLCC, you do not have to sit in your car, but if you choose to sit outside of your car, please follow recommended guidelines for physical and social distancing:

  • Keep a distance of six-feet or more between yourself and others not residing in your home.
  • Keep hand sanitizer or wipes with you.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home when sick or if other family members are sick.

If you need technical support while you’re accessing the Wi-Fi hotspots, please contact the STLCC IT Helpdesk.

Although St. Louis County and St. Louis City have issued a Stay at Home Order, please understand that STLCC is identified as an essential service for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible. Recommendations for social distancing are available from St. Louis County, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

Campus Wifi Maps

Florissant Valley

florissant valley free wifi campus map, the free wifi is located in the visitor parking lot to the east of the engineering building, in parking lot P-11

Forest Park

forest park free wifi campus map, the free wifi is located in the student parking lot to the south of the Humanities building, in parking lot D

Meramec

meramec free wifi campus map, the free wifi is located in the visitor parking lot to the right of the circle drive, in front of the business administration building

 

Need a Laptop?

Information Technology in partnership with the libraries have developed the Student Loaner Laptop program. This program allows registered students to borrow a laptop to use at home while they are taking classes.

Borrowing a Laptop

  • Please fill out this form to inquire about obtaining a loaner laptop.
    • You will be prompted to login with your my.stlcc.edu email address and password to access the form.
  • You will need to know your A#, your my.stlcc email address, your home address, the name of a fall class you are taking, the fall class Course Reference Number (CRN), and the Professor's name who is teaching that class.
  • Laptop requests take approximately 4 business days to process and delivery takes approximately 2 business days.
    • Laptop requests will be processed beginning Aug. 5.
  • Once your laptop is sent out, you will receive an email with your unique UPS tracking number.

  • Please fill out this form to renew your loaned laptop agreement.
    • You will be prompted to login with your my.stlcc.edu email address and password to access the form.
  • You will need to know your A#, your my.stlcc email address, your home address, the name of the computer name of the loaner laptop you currently have.
  • You can locate the "computer name" in the lower right corner of the laptop's desktop in white letters OR on a white sticker on the laptop.
    • Examples of the computer name: "DRLoaner" or "FPCart" or "FVSMCart"
  • You can renew your loaner laptop for fall semester (must be registered for at least one fall class).

  • Please fill out this form to start the return process.
    • You will be prompted to login with your my.stlcc.edu email address and password to access the form.
  • You will need to supply your A#, your my.stlcc email address, and your current address.
  • Return labels take approximately 4 business days to process.
  • Once processed, you will receive a UPS return label to return their loaner laptop via an email from helpdesk@stlcc.edu.
  • No printer, no way to the UPS store? NO PROBLEM! In the email with your return labels are options to generate a QR code that you can take to the UPS store and the store will print the return label. You can also schedule a UPS pick up of the device.

 

Using the Laptop

  • When your laptop request is processed and the laptop is shipped, you will receive an email with your individual UPS tracking number.
  • Once you receive the delivery, please open the box and ensure the laptop and power cord are present.
  • Inspect the laptop for any damages that may have occurred during transit and turn the laptop on.
    • If the laptop is damaged or not working, please report the issues to the IT Help Desk immediately.
  • Please make sure to retain as much of the packing supplies and the box as possible as you will be able to use them to return the laptop at the end of the semester.

  • Before logging in, make sure that you are connected to your wireless internet is active and connected
    • The wifi icon is in the low right-hand corner of the screen
    • If you need to create a hotspot, please see the next section below
  • Choose Sign-in options, and ensure that the World+Shield icon is selected before entering your MySTLCC ID and password. (Username will require domain prefix before username; see example below)
    • Username: stlcc\username
    • Username equals stlcc\username. Example: stlcc\jdoe24
    • Do not put in your whole email address, just the username.
      • Example: jdoe25, not jdoe25@stlcc.edu
  • Once the desktop loads, you will be prompted with GlobalProtect VPN login screen, sign in with your My STLCC ID and password
    • global protect login example
  • Once the GlobalProtect VPN connects successfully, you will receive the following pop up
    • successful connection to global protect example
  • Now you are connected the College’s classroom network and ready to go.

  • For Android Devices
    • Open the Settings app
    • Select the Network & internet option (or Connections)
    • Select Hotspot & tethering
    • Tap on Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • This page has options for turning the hotspot feature on and off.
  • For older iPhones
    • Go to settings
    • Select Personal Hotspot
    • Personal Hotspot ON
  • For newer iPhones
    • Go to settings
    • Select Cellular
    • Select Cellular and Personal Hotspot On

 

Returning the laptop

If you were able to retain the shipping materials the laptop came in, please locate the large anti-static bag (it looks like a large Ziploc). Place the laptop in the bag and close it.

Fold over any extra portion of the bag, and wrap in a few sheets of bubble wrap. Place a folded sheet of bubble wrap in the bottom of the box. Place the wrapped laptop in the box next.

Place the charger on the side of the laptop. Fill in the sides with extra bubble wrap or other padding. Place the one remaining sheet of bubble on top of the laptop. Using packing tape, close the box.

  • When your return label request is processed and the label is generated, you will receive an email with your individual UPS Return Label
    • Email will be sent from CSC@stlcc.edu, with a subject line of UPS Label Delivery
  • Open the email, and click on the Orange button that says "Get shipping label"
  • From the UPS Label your Package screen, click the print option that best fits your needs
  • Follow the directions from the UPS page after clicking your option to print and affix the label to the box.
  • Take the return box to the closest UPS store or schedule a pick up.
    • See step three of the UPS Label Delivery email for more information about scheduling a pick up.

Not a problem! From the UPS Label your Package screen from above, select the Get a Mobile Code. This will allow you to take your shipment to the closest UPS store to you and the UPS store will scan your code and take care of the rest.

Find the closest UPS store

Also, not a problem! From the UPS Label Delivery email, go to step three and select Schedule a pick up.

  • From the Schedule a Pickup screen, complete the package information.
  • For the package information section, please select UPS Ground as the service.
  • Click Next to complete the form.

UPS will then notify you of your pick up time.

 

Questions?

We have a Campus Technology FAQs page that may answer many of your questions. For any other issues please contact the IT Help Desk.


Working from Home

Employee Leave

In the spirit of not requiring employees to use regularly accrued sick time or other paid time off, the Board and the College are considering additional, special leave related to COVID-19 at the Board meeting on March 23. The College will update information regarding leave as soon as possible.

The College has designated a limited number of individuals as essential onsite employees – those employees have been notified by their supervisor about when and if they need to report to a physical work location. All other employees should be working from home, and your supervisors will be in touch about specific work assignments and expectations.

With your health and safety in mind, many College employees will continue to work from home for the time being. Others will return to campus in stages only when we are able to meet the city, county, state and federal guidelines. This means in general, full-time employees should not return to campus on May 18, unless you hear otherwise from your supervisor. Part-time employees will receive guidance from their supervisors on assignments and returning to work.

Employees who have not been designated as essential onsite employees, but who need to go onsite briefly after March 25, 2020, should get approval from one of the following designated employees:

  • Police leadership (Dir. Adkins, Capt. Talley)
  • Campus Presidents for Academic Affairs employees
  • Dennis Dill for Facilities employees
  • Student Affairs Vice Presidents for Student Affairs Employees
  • Stacey Edwards for the Harrison Center
  • Julie Loyet for South County
  • Paul Zinck, vice chancellor, finance and administration
  • Dr. Andrew Langrehr, vice chancellor, academic affairs
  • Dr. Christine Davis, vice chancellor, student affairs
  • Keith Hacke, chief information officer
  • Dr. Jeff L. Pittman, chancellor
  • Robin Phillips, associate vice chancellor, human resources

Working from home is a new experience for many employees, and employees should keep the following parameters in mind:

  • Employees working from home must be reachable during working hours; supervisors are expected to check in with WFH employees on a regular basis.
  • College policies and administrative procedures continue to apply. For example - non-exempt employees working from home must obtain approval from their supervisor in advance, prior to performing any overtime.
  • Many employees have access to confidential information, and must ensure that all College data, software, equipment and supplies must be properly protected and secured.
  • When an employee is assigned to WFH is not available to work, they are required to use personal and/or vacation leave.
  • Employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are exposed to someone who has been diagnosed should notify their supervisor so that time is recorded related to COVID-19.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact Robin Phillips, associate vice chancellor, human resources - robinphillips@stlcc.org.

All reservations made through the EMS Online Reservation System thru April 17 have been canceled.

If you feel ill, you should use the same judgment you would normally use about staying home or seeking medical care. Please notify your supervisor if you are unable to report to work. If you have the following symptoms, stay at home:

  • Fever of 100.4°F [37.8°C] or greater using an oral thermometer before taking fever suppressants or cough/cold medicines.
  • Fever and coughing.
  • Fever and shortness of breath.
  • Sore throat or fever.
  • In some cases, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and loose stool with fever are reported as having developed prior to respiratory symptoms.

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