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Virtual Campus

Virtual Campus Information and Resources

All instruction and services will be virtual at least through Spring Quarter 2020 — April 13–June 26.

Registration is open and all classes will be held through virtual formats.

Register for Spring Classes

Contacting Faculty & Staff

Staff and faculty are available by email and phone. Many service and support programs are using Zoom to provide virtual support.

About Spring Quarter from ASFC

 


Stay Informed, Read Foothill Emails

We will continue to update you as new virtual services are added and the situation with COVID-19 changes.

Please read our email communications, as that is how we keep you up to date on the latest information. You can always find archives of past messages on our Student Communication page.

Zoom Chat with President Thuy

 


Weekly Updates from our Virtual Student Services Team Leaders

Hear updates on how their teams are transitioning to provide  services virtually online — by email,  phone and/or Zoom!

New! March 24 Update

Click to Watch Video

Student Resources

CONTINUING YOUR CLASSES IN SPRING 2020

What is a virtual class?

Virtual Campus

In a virtual campus, instruction and support services are conducted remotely, using various technologies for synchronous and asynchronous communication and activities. The goal of the virtual campus is to provide instruction and support services while maintaining physical distance between individuals (students, faculty, staff).

Instruction

Teaching activities are carried out online using various technologies, including learning management systems, videoconferencing, phone, and email. A virtual learning environment, like a physical one, utilizes effective practices for pacing, scaffolding, collaboration, and interaction. This can be achieved through synchronous as well as asynchronous activities.

Academic & Student Support Services

Like instruction, academic and student support services are carried out online using various technologies, including phone, videoconferencing, and email. Just as in a physical campus, the goal is to provide students equitable access to services, through both drop-in and appointment-based methods. Like instruction, this can be achieved through synchronous as well as asynchronous activities.

Asynchronous Delivery

Instruction or service is conducted between faculty/support staff and students outside the constraints of time and place. Students are allowed to choose the time of day or days on which to complete assignments or engage with support services within a class or service schedule.

Synchronous Delivery

Instruction or service is conducted between the faculty/support staff in real-time, with participants engaging in learning and communication at the same time, according to a set schedule.

Getting important information about your courses

Check Your Email

Campus leaders and your instructors will use email to communicate important updates and instructions, so please check your email regularly.

Check Canvas

Your instructors may also use Canvas Announcements to share updates and information

Contact your instructor

If you cannot find answers to your questions in email or Canvas, contact your instructor directly. Include these details, no matter what:

  • Put the course name in the subject line.
  • Introduce yourself with your full name.
  • Make your question(s) as specific as possible.
  • Tell your instructor what you tried before contacting her/him

Contact Your Division Dean

As a last resort, contact your division dean if you do not receive an instructor response after 24 hours.

BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Kurt Hueg, huegkurt@fhda.edu

FINE ARTS, COMMUNICATION &KINESIOLOGY
Debbie Leeleedebbie@fhda.edu

LANGUAGE ARTS & LIBRARY
Valerie Fong, fongvalerie@fhda.edu

PSME and BIOLOGICAL & HEALTH SCIENCE
Ram Subramaniam, subramaniamram@fhda.edu

ACCESSING STUDENT SERVICES 

Coronavirus updates and announcements

Foothill College email messages about COVID-19 are archived in our Virtual Campus Communication page.

Student services available

Student Services offices are open for virtual appointments, and staff are regularly checking phones and email.

Ways to contact Student Services offices

TECHNOLOGY NEEDS 

Virtual Student Technology Hub

What's In the Hub?

Learn how to use Zoom and Canvas, where to request help in getting needed resources, such as laptops and wifi, and tips on being prepared to go online and succeed.

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8–11 a.m., 2–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–Noon

Dates: Ongoing

How to Access

This online learning technology support will be available LIVE through Zoom.

Simply click the Zoom Room button to connect.

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY HUB ZOOM ROOM

PREFER TO CALL ZOOM BY PHONE?

Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 950 296 669
International numbers available: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/u/atbPzNcF9

 

Troubleshooting Tip

If you receive a message that says "Please wait for the host to start the meeting," you are in a virtual waiting room. Your patience is appreciated as we're servicing other students.


Should you accidentally be bounced from the room, please try refreshing your browser.

Laptop loaner program

With the Governor's new shelter in place order, we regret our laptop loaner program is temporarily suspended.

However,  we are brainstorming ideas of how to continue to support those of you that still need laptops for spring classes. For now, you may apply for our Emergency Relief Fund. See below.

If you have any other questions about this program, please contact Dean Melissa Cervantes at cervantesmelissa@fhda.edu.

Emergency relief fund

For details, please email Erika Owens at owenserika@foothill.edu and include

  • Your full name
  • CWID
  • Whether you're requesting a laptop, wifi hot spot or both.

Finding internet access

If you normally access the internet on campus and do not have strong internet connection at home, here are a few alternatives: 

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone


Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit http://xfinity.com/wifi

Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

College Buys -- California Connects Hotspot

CollegeBuys, powered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, offers discounts of up to 85% on a wide range of educational products. California Connects mobile internet is $19.99 per month, plus one-time hardware hotspot fees

Comcast Resources

Internet Essentials by Comcast is making affordable internet and low-cost computers available. See website for more information. 

Using Canvas

Foothill College has a number of resources for students to learn how to use Canvas, including an Orientation Course and a series of short videos.

For more resources, see the Canvas Help Page or call the 24/7 Canvas Support Hotline at 877.930.1173.

Accessing Assignments from Home (Tests, Labs, Etc.) 

Remote Access to Assignments 


If the campus is closed, you may still need to keep up with your assignments remotely. Below are some tools and tips to help you stay caught up. 

Electronic Assignments 


To help you complete assignments on the go, the following apps are available in both the Android and iOS app stores:  


Downloadable Canvas app to complete and/or submit assignments.  


Downloadable Zoom app  that allows you to videoconference with your instructor.  


Hands-on Assignments (i.e. Labs) 


Check with your instructor to determine whether or not the deadline has changed or if the assignment has been modified.   


If you have a hands on component to your class connect with your instructor for further plans on how these classes will be conducted. 

Student Support for Online and Hybrid Classes 

If you are new to online learning or need general support, please visit the Online Learning website for students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT 

Courses that would have been regularly held in person will be held using virtual methods for the foreseeable future. During this time, these courses will be considered as hybrid courses for immigration purposes, which is allowable per federal regulations. The International Student Office will continue to communicate with you directly.

Be sure to contact your instructor to determine if any deadlines or submission requirements have changed. If you get no response, contact International Student Programs.

 

FOOD SERVICES

Pacific Dining food services provided by the cafeteria and all KJ’s Coffee locations will be closed until further notice.

 

FINDING OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

The County of Santa Clara has a comprehensive website of community resources

 

FOOD SUPPORT

The Food Pantry has moved to Room 2150A (across from the Bookstore).

Additional sources for food support near Foothill College: 

Faculty & Staff 

Instructional & Student Services Continuity Plan

CoVID-19 Updates

Virtual Student Technology Hub

Visit our Tech Hub Zoom Room! Learn to use Zoom and Canvas, request help  for needed resources, such as laptops and wifi, and get tips to successfully move online!

Connect with a  CLICK on Zoom Room button during listed hours:

  • M–TH: 8–11 a.m., 2–5 p.m.
  • F: 9 a.m.–Noon

Tech HUB
ZOOM ROOM

PREFER TO CALL ZOOM BY PHONE?

Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 950 296 669

International numbers available: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/u/atbPzNcF9

Find more details under the Technology Needs section

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Student & Faculty Support Center

650.949.7249


FHGetHelp@fhda.edu


Building 5200, Room 5211

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