COVID-19 Updates and Guidance > FAQs > Classes and Academics for Students
We have spent the past summer working hard to provide the best experience and further strengthening our online capabilities. DePaul has delivered quality online learning for more than a decade, and now we’re even better. More than 200 faculty members completed DePaul’s award-winning training to prepare for teaching courses online, bringing the total to more than 1,000. Technology was upgraded in more than 100 classrooms to better facilitate online learning.
For financial assistance with technology purchases, please contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or 312-362-8610.
Start by going to Desire2Learn, or D2L, our course management system, to see information about your classes. You can log into D2L with your Campus Connect credentials. Once logged in, you will see your classes appearing as tiles in the “My Courses” part of the home page. Click on any of the tiles to access that course information.
For those of you taking classes that include synchronous meetings online, the link you need to access most classes will be posted on the D2L course site; if not, your instructor will send you the link. Each D2L course site includes a tab labeled “Content” where course materials are found; click there to find information about the first few weeks. Please note that D2L sites for specific courses may not be available until just before the start of classes. In addition, your instructor may email you with specific instructions about your course.
Learn more about accessing online courses in this Aug. 28 Newsline article.
Many DePaul resources are available to support your learning experience. DePaul’s Student Success website is a valuable starting point. We highly encourage you to review this site’s crowd-sourced tips for succeeding as a remote student, as well as information on access to technology tools and services. You also should review instructions on Zoom, the online video and audio communications service we expect you will be using frequently in your Spring and Summer courses.
Faculty will list required course materials in the course syllabus or on the course's D2L page. You can also search for course material on the DePaul bookstore website.
Search for materials on the Lincoln Park Campus bookstore website if you are taking courses based in one of these colleges:
Search for materials on the Loop Campus bookstore website if you are taking courses based in these colleges:
Try searching both bookstore sites if your course materials aren't listed where you expect them to appear.
Anyone with a scholarship or financial aid should talk to Financial Aid about the ramifications of withdrawing from all classes or not enrolling.
Yes. For more information on DePaul's academic advising services this winter, including advising offices by college, please visit the Student Success website.
Yes, please contact your professors at least five business days before your exams to inform them of your accommodations and that you would like to use them for the upcoming exam.
Yes, please contact the CSD at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-362-8002 or 773-325-1677.
Please contact CSD at email@example.com, or call 312-362-8002 or 773-325-1677. A CSD staff member will reply to your concern as soon as possible.
For the most up-to-date list of open computer labs on-campus, please visit Information Services website.
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