Remote Learning Resources for Students

We know that transitioning to off-campus, flexible learning may be difficult for some, but we are committed to your success and helping you complete your courses. The following resources are available to help you learn remotely:

Academic Advising
Academic advisors are working remotely to help you with your course questions, academic planning and more. Connect with your advisor or make an appointment through your MyHarper Portal.

Academic Support Center (Tutoring)
The Academic Support Center is providing online support in several subjects. Make an appointment through the MyHarper Student Portal and keep your classes on track!

Access and Disability Services (ADS)
Access and Disability Services is working hard with students and faculty to ensure access to learning materials. Connect with them to review or adjust your accommodations or to begin using ADS services. ADS will begin accepting on campus appointments May 24, 2021.

Blackboard
Many of your courses will be available on Blackboard. Log in through your MyHarper portal or directly through Blackboard. Learn how to use Blackboard:

Blackboard Basics

Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Finding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recordings

Campus Recreation
Get your workout in from the comfort of your home! Join one of the live workouts or participate in virtual events hosted by Campus Recreation.

Chromebooks, Graphing Calculators and Wi-Fi Hotspots
Technology trouble? Let us loan you a Chromebook, graphing calculator or wi-fi hotspot for the semester at no cost to you. Or, contact the Student Service Desk for help with your devices or software.

Community Resources
Many community organizations are providing assistance with child care, health, housing, immigration and more. View our complete list.

Counseling Services

Students can meet with a counselor virtually or in person (beginning May 24, 2021) for support services such as stress reduction, motivation, finding balance, and so much more! We also work with community agencies to help students find additional support, as needed. Appointments are free for all currently enrolled students.

Graduation
We will celebrate student achievement with a virtual celebration in May. Learn more.

HarperStore: Access to Textbooks
The HarperStore is offering curbside pickup of all the textbooks you order for class. Visit the HarperStore for complete details.

Harper Wellness
Harper Wellness is online with resources to help you live well and learn well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit them on Instagram for live sessions.

Hawks Care Resource Center

Hawks Care Resource Center assists students with basic needs like resources for housing, food, course materials, access to technology and limited financial assistance for the unexpected - all in one place! Having a private conversation with someone who cares will help connect you to the right resources at the right time. Beginning May 24, 2021, appointments are available virtually or on campus for all currently enrolled students. Hawks Care services are free for currently enrolled students.

Internet Access (Home)
Comcast is extending two months of free basic internet service to qualifying customers. Many other cell phone and internet providers are offering special discounts to help people get online. Contact your provider for more information.

Students who receive Federal Pell grants are also eligible for discounted internet service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Internet Access (Public)
Governor Pritzker's office compiled a map of drive-up, public hotspot locations. Search for a hotspot near you.

Job Placement Resource Center
During this time of economic uncertainty, the Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) is here to help with resumes, interview skills and finding jobs.

Library
While campus is closed, the Library still has resources to help you with your classes and personal enrichment. Talk with a librarian online, check out ebooks, or use the online databases and resources for your papers and homework. View the list of available resources.

One Stop
The One Stop is available by phone, email or chat to help you during this period. Beginning May 24, 2021, the One Stop will also have limited on campus appointments available. The One Stop is your resource for questions and connections on campus.

Printing
Students can print up to 500 pages free of charge and pick them up using curbside pickup. Learn more

Software: Free Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Credit students can download Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point for free on up to five computers, five mobile devices and five tablets. Your username is your Harper email and your password is the same as the one you use to login to your MyHarper portal. If you have trouble logging in, please call the Student Service Desk at 847.925.6866. CE students do not qualify for these services.

Student Involvement
Stay connected with Student Involvement! Join a virtual Student Government Association meeting, connect with them during virtual hangouts and online programming.

Student Service Desk
You can reach the Student Service Desk at 847.925.6866. For service desk hours, visit: harpercollege.edu/services/techsupport. Please be patient as the Student Service Desk is managing a high call volume.

Testing Center
The Testing Center continues to offer proctored testing online, including placement testing.

Tips for a Transition to Online Learning
Online courses require just as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom courses. They also require computer skills and learning strategies in order to succeed. View our tips for the transition to online learning.

Protecting Yourself from Scams
During times such as these, scammers may attempt to take advantage of people through phishing scams or the sales of phony products. Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. Learn more.

Last Updated: 11/3/21