Academic Updates for Transitioning to Remote Learning

March 31, 2020; 2:35 p.m.

Dear Students,

We hope this finds you well during these challenging and unusual times. Your instructors and the entire LSU administration have been working tirelessly to transition your courses and ensure you are able to successfully complete your Spring semester.

As you begin transitioning to remote learning this week, here are some important academic updates and resources to help you get started:

  • Your instructors are likely making adjustments to your course, including changes to assignments, schedules, tests, due dates, policies, etc. Be sure to check your Moodle and your LSU email frequently. Your instructors have been advised to review any changes to the course syllabus with you as well as expectations for the remote course.
  • While we are no longer holding face-to-face classes, you are still responsible for being available during your regularly scheduled course days and times beginning March 30 through the remainder of the semester unless your instructor has informed you otherwise. 
  • Students in courses that began in-person in the Spring and have now moved to an online format will not be charged any additional fees as a result of using ProctorU - a service used for remote proctored tests. Students in courses that originally included remote proctoring or proctoring with fees assessed on the syllabus, course fees, or in the course description, will still be responsible for proctoring fees as planned. Your instructor is responsible for informing you on the assessment format they choose to use for the course.
  • Check out the LSU Student Guide to Remote Learning & Academic Support - This page is continuously being updated with new resources, so bookmark it for easy access!
  • If you do not have access to a stable WiFi connection at home, check out some of these WiFI options.
  • The only change that has been made to the academic calendar is the drop/resign date. The deadline to drop courses and/or resign from the University has been extended. You will now have the option to drop courses through Monday, April 13, 2020 until 4:30 p.m.
  • If you’re unsure of something, ask your instructor - that’s what they are here for! And, if you still have questions, please share them via the learner support survey. We will answer them in the existing learner support FAQ within the LSU Student Guide to Remote Learning & Academic Support.

As we all forge ahead together, know that your LSU family is here to help you succeed.

Sincerely,

The Office of Academic Affairs