Is OCC going to provide a Credit/No Credit option this semester?
OCC will offer students the option of Credit and No Credit grades for Summer semester,
due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. This option
will not be available for Fall or future semesters. To determine if this is an appropriate
option for you, visit Credit/No Credit information page
How will classes with labs work?
Students should plan on a virtual learning environment for the majority of fall classes
for the duration of the semester. However, there will be a limited number of labs
open on campus for specific courses only. Please check the Schedule of Classes to learn more.
Will the schedule of classes on MyOCC be updated to reflect remote learning?
I tried to sign up for two classes that run at the same time and got a scheduling
conflict. This shouldn’t matter since the classes will be remote! Can you clear this
so I can take these two classes?
Instructors may choose to hold class meetings remotely on the days and times stated
in the schedule, so scheduling concurrent classes will not be permitted.
When the campuses re-open, can we go back and finish our labs for those classes where
hands-on learning is essential?
If a student’s work in a class is incomplete, they must make a written agreement with
their instructor on how and when to complete it.
What if my professor makes us come to campus later in the semester?
If you have a concern, contact the appropriate Academic Dean.
Will the HESI test requirement be waived since the testing center is closed?
Students have until December to complete this requirement so we will not be waiving
the HESI. As soon as OCC buildings reopen to the public, new sessions will be posted
on the test center website for registration.
Will student employees be able to go back to work this fall?
Employment for student assistants and work-study students may be available for the
Fall semester. For more information, please contact a Financial Aid office.
Are Continuing Education and Workforce classes cancelled?
No. Most of these classes will be delivered remotely. However, a limited number of
classes may be held on campus due to the hands-on nature of the class.
What is remote instruction?
Remote instruction replaces in-class instruction with methods that limit face-to-face
contact. You are likely familiar with many tools of remote instruction, including:
- Live video lectures using Zoom, Skype, or other teleconferencing tools
- Discussion boards and chat rooms to discuss reading assignments
- Online resources
- YouTube videos
- Detailed assignment sheets for projects with informative links
- Email messages (reminder - students must use their OCC student email; private emails
are not permitted)
- Conference calls and video conferencing for one-on-one assistance
- Papers researched outside of class
- Using D2L for receiving assignments, submitting assignments, group email and discussion
How do I prepare for remote instruction if I’ve never had an online class before?
Sign up for our free Online Learning Readiness course, DIST-1000. It is a great resource
for learning how to use D2L and to be a successful online learner. New Horizons Leaning
is offering daily free live webinars on managing and working remotely. You can see
the schedule and register by scrolling to the bottom of the program page.
Who do I contact if I have questions about using D2L?
Call the D2L Helpdesk 24/7 including holidays at 855.772.1235 (toll free).
What if I don’t have a home computer or internet access?
When will we return to face-to-face instruction?
While the majority of our students will continue taking classes online for fall semester, a
limited number of students and employees will be returning to campus for hands-on
labs and use of high-touch equipment. Please check the Schedule of Classes to learn more.
Want to sell back your book or return your rental?
Book buy backs and rental returns for this semester are now handled online. Go to
the textbook tab and select "sell books" There will not be an in store buyback this
semester. For more information, visit the college webstore.