You should check with your Blackboard course for instructions on communication from your professor. Please remember that your course in Blackboard is a work-in-progress. You should check-in regularly to view updates. Unless otherwise instructed, Kent email will be the preferred means of communication. Check your syllabus or look for an email link in your Blackboard course.
Keep on Learning
Kent State University has suspended face-to-face classes for the remainder of the spring semester. All classes will be conducted through remote delivery.
Under unusual and difficult circumstances your instructors and university staff are working hard to make sure your education has as few interruptions as possible. Face-to-face classes are being offered via remote instruction. The learning management system, Blackboard Learn, will be the primary platform used for delivering your class remotely. Your instructor may choose to deliver synchronous (real-time) video-conferences or may post content for you to read or watch asynchronously.
Kent State University has partnered with Adobe to provide free Adobe Creative Cloud licenses to our students, faculty and staff to allow continued access to the tools from off campus. Download and installation information.
A few things to keep in mind…
- We are experiencing an extraordinary event and adjustments will need to be made. While your instructors are working hard to make sure you can continue your education, it is important to acknowledge that there will be differences from your face-to-face class and flexibility will help reduce the stress for all of us.
- The demands on internet capacity and cloud-based tools and software are unprecedented. Please remember that there may be moments that things may run slowly or stop working for a short time. If you encounter these problems please email your instructor.
- Remember that Flashes take care of Flashes. The Kent State community is here for you. Please be assured that every effort is being made to make your experience as positive as possible. This is also a time to consider how you might be of the most assistance to others. It is in difficult times that we find our best selves.
- Regular and clear communication is the key to the successful completion of your courses. For problems with your coursework, contact your professor. For technical issues, contact the Help Desk or use the LiveChat. For other issues, email KeepOnLearning@kent.edu.