No matter what you're need, we are here to support you and help you succeed. Scroll down to see more about who can address you concern and to find a tutor, peer mentor contact, and information about disability services.
|Name||Title||Contact Me About|
|Name Dawn Abt‐Perkins||Title Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success, Director of Writing Programs, Professor of Education||Email firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Me About Academic planning for meeting graduation requirements and academic advising support. Questions or concerns about all Center programs.|
|Name Julia Berkowitz||Title Director of the Quantitative Resource Center||Email email@example.com||Contact Me About Scheduling appointments with the Quantitative Resource Center.|
|Name Stephanie Edgar||Title Coordinator of the Center for Academic Success||Email firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Me About Access to disability services, including notetaking services, test proctoring services, and information about accessing departmental tutors.|
|Name Kara Fifield||Title Director of Disability Services||Email email@example.com||Contact Me About Developing an accommodation plan if you have documented disabilities.|
|Name Kate Oakley||Title Director of the Writing Center||Email firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Me About How to schedule an appointment for peer Writing Center tutor support, how to find helpful writing resources to guide you in your writing projects, and specialized support for students whose first or only language is not English.|
|Name Kris Sundberg||Title Academic Success Specialist||Email email@example.com||Contact Me About For help with time management, understanding and applying academic policies, and general academic coaching, including support in communicating with advisors and instructors.|
More Academic Help for Your Classes ...
- Available Remote Departmental Tutors - Contact information for remote departmental tutors
- Fall 2020 Course Peer Mentors - Contact information for Fall 2020 Course Peer Mentors
- Scheduling a Tutoring Appointment - How to book a tutoring appointment with the Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) and Writing Center (WC)
- Accessing Academic Support Services for Students with Disabilities - Process for securing accommodations and services through Disability Services
Organize Your Calendar and Zoom Appointments
Internet and Computer Requirements
You will need reliable and consistent Internet access (WiFi or wired) that is strong enough to participate in video Zoom sessions and stream video recordings from a computer.
Please see this document to learn more about how to reduce problems staying connected to Zoom meetings and to improve the quality of the meeting.
- Ideally, the computer should be equipped with a microphone and camera that is either built-in or externally connected through USB or Bluetooth.
- If no camera and microphone capabilities are available through the computer, a mobile device with those capabilities can substitute.
Note: A mobile device will allow you to communicate with your professors and other students and to review information on Moodle, but they will not, in most cases, be sufficient to complete your coursework.
Please email the Help Desk with any concern you have about your ability to access a computer or the Internet to complete your coursework.
Professors will use Moodle to share course materials and manage assignments and exams. Login to Moodle at https://moodle.lakeforest.edu to see the latest updates for your classes. If you have difficulty accessing materials in any of your courses, reach out to your professor right away.
Moodle has recently been updated to provide a great learning experience for students.
- Learner Orientation to Moodle - Overview Moodle course introducing students to working with class assignments and other resources within Moodle. This short video introduces students to how to locate and view courses in Moodle.
- Moodle Mobile App - Directions for downloading and installing the Moodle mobile app.
- Working with Panopto - Device overviews, student FAQ, and video guides about how to record and upload videos and presentations for class assignments
- Accommodations - If you need accommodations in terms of due dates, quiz times, or accessibility concerns, please contact Kara Fifield, Director of Disability Services.
- Help - Contact the ITS Help Desk about any problems you encounter.
All students have access to a Pro-level Zoom account for this semester. Zoom is used for remote access to class meetings, for faculty office hours, and for group activities.
- Student Zoom Accounts - Instructions for setting up your Lake Forest College Zoom account and downloading the desktop application to join and host meetings.
- Install Zoom on iOS - Instructions for installing the Zoom app on iOS.
- Install Zoom on Android - Instructions for installing the Zoom app on Android.
- Improve the Qualtity of Zoom Meetings - Best practices for optimizing your Zoom experience and for troubleshooting problems with Zoom meeting connections.
- Accessing Email Remotely - Instructions for accessing your Lake Forest email remotely
- Installing and Setting up Your Email Account on Devices - Instructions for installing email on personal devices
- Email Tips and Tricks - Tips for organizing and keeping on top of your email
Your professor will let you know if there is special remote access to software you need to complete your remote course work. Several applications have installers allowing you to install the software on your computer. Other applications require that you run them virtually from our application server. Your professor can give you guidance on how to access the required software.
Note: All software requires that you connect through OpenVPN to run the application. You may also need to connect to your on-campus storage. This documentation guides you through connecting to that storage space.
Expand the headings below to learn how to access the software remotely.