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Online Transition due to COVID-19

Simmons is dedicated to supporting students during this shift from on-ground to online courses (to begin March 23, 2020). Supporting our students in successfully meeting the learning objectives of their spring courses is our priority.

We will update these resources as new information becomes available.

Online Student Success Resources Guide

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Academic Support Resources

Office of Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Undergraduate Advising is available to support students with course selection, registration, and transitioning to becoming an online student. Students can find advising planning materials on the Academic Planning Worksheet page. This includes major planning worksheets, 4-year course planning worksheets, list of KCAs (key content areas) and links to upcoming available Learning Communities for the fall semester. Use Starfish to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising at [email protected].

Writing Center

The Writing Center is open. All appointments are via phone. Appointments are Eastern Standard time. See instructions and schedule a phone call.

Tutoring Center

The virtual Tutoring Center is open. Students should use the Tutoring Center’s online schedule to book appointments and look for an email from their tutor inviting them to a Zoom meeting. Appointments are Eastern Standard time.

Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services supports students in their academic activities both on the ground and online. Review the Frequently Asked Questions and contact the Office of Accessibility Services at [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Simmons University Library

The Library is taking steps to ensure access for the Simmons community. Learn more about their COVID-19 Library Services Information.

Technology Resources

Simmons Technology

Technology at Simmons offers a wide variety of support services, including campus-wide wireless Internet access, phone and email support from the Service Desk, training and free antivirus software. Call 617-521-2222 to reach Technology’s Service Desk for general technology and computer support during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm.  You can learn more on the Service Desk website.

Moodle

Be sure you know how to log on to Moodle to access your courses. Moodle is also available as an app on your mobile devices. Search your app store and download the app if you plan to access your courses through a mobile device.

Zoom

Many instructors will use Zoom in your courses — familiarize yourself with it this week. Zoom is an online video conference tool that provides remote conferencing services that combine video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Take a look at our Zoom instructions for students and find additional resources, including recorded and live over Zoom training, at the Zoom Help Center.

Starfish

If you would like to make an appointment (phone or via Zoom) with an academic advisor for the upcoming weeks, log into Starfish and follow these steps:

  • Log in to starfish.simmons.edu.
  • Click “My Success Network” in the menu on the left.
  • Click “Schedule” at the bottom of the yellow “Academic Advising (Undergraduate)” box.
  • Search the calendar for available appointments.

Lynda

Simmons Technology has partnered with Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning)  to provide our students, faculty, and staff with free 24/7 access to online technology training. Follow the “sign in” link and then the “sign in with your organization portal” using your Simmons login and password.

Honor System and Academic Integrity

  • What do we mean by Academic Integrity  at Simmons? We mean committing  to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage (International Center of Academic Integrity). Therefore, all students at Simmons University are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic activities , whether on campus or online.
  • Students are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by the Simmons University Student Code of Conduct, which includes this academic integrity policy and understanding and abiding by any professional standards and guidelines provided by a specific program and/or College. Please be aware that ignorance and/or failure to have read this information will not be  considered an excuse for not understanding or knowing about these policies.
  • Questions about the Honor System and Academic Integrity should be sent to Mikel Satcher, Director of Academic Integrity via email [email protected].