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 through your MyHarper portal or complete our online request.

Academic Support Center (Tutoring)

The Academic Support Center is providing services online and by appointment only. These services include the Anatomy Room, Developmental Math Center, Success Services, Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring Center and the Writing Center. Make an appointment to 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.

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.

Community Resources

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

Graduation

We celebrated student achievement with a virtual celebration in May. Watch the ceremony and learn more.

HarperStore: Access to Textbooks

Beginning mid-July, the HarperStore will offer 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 Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. for live "Being Well with Beth" sessions.

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.

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. They can help answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

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 your six-digit birthdate (MMDDYY). 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.

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