June 10, 2020
List of telecommunications companies that have signed the Federal Communications Commission's "Keep Americans Connected" pledge:
Have a handwritten document that you need to submit online?
There is an app for that! Actually, there are several apps to help turn a physical document into a PDF file to submit as assignments.
Adobe Scan mobile app is free and will work on all devices to scan your documents and convert them to a PDF format.
iScann for Apple devices and Microsoft Office Lens for Android devices are two other options.
Zoom is Gonzaga’s video and web conferencing tool - all faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students have a Zoom Pro license.
Zoom allows online video conversations between two to 100 people - this may be a great solution for group work, class meetings, and communicating with departments on campus. Your instructors may have Zoom integrated in Blackboard courses and use it for "office hours."
Note: Only the person who starts a meeting needs a Zoom account - anyone else can join the meeting by meeting invite link.
Zoom in Blackboard
Many instructors will be using Zoom for class meetings. If this is the case for any of your classes, you will see a link to join the meeting in the Blackboard course.
You can go directly to gonzaga.zoom.us to login to your account - use your Gonzaga username and password.
Note: if you use the myGU web site, you can add a Zoom tile for quick access.
If you receive a Zoom meeting request, click on the link to join and you will then have the option to watch it in the browser, or install the Zoom app. You may find the Zoom app provides a better experience.
Zoom has an App!
If you do not have access to a web camera and/or mic for your computer, remember that you can use a smartphone too! You can download and install the Zoom app from which ever source you use for acquiring new apps.
When signing into the app:
Low band-width Wi-Fi?
Check to see if you have unlimited data through your cellular plan (many mobile carriers have drastically lowered the cost of unlimited data plans, and some carriers are offering free unlimited data during this crisis)—we’d hate for students to use Zoom on their mobile devices and then get charged for going over their data allowance.
A few tips to think about for an online meeting environment:
Gonzaga's Zoom support pages
Courses that have been face-to-face may be moved to Blackboard to facilitate on-line learning. Your instructor will provide details about each specific course, but here are a few tips that may help.
Blackboard login: learn.gonzaga.edu
Specific Blackboard support topics:
For quick and easy access to alternative formats, click on the at the end of any attached file on BlackBoard.
Contact EITA@gonzaga.edu with any questions.
my.gonzaga.edu is a portal for online resources at Gonzaga.
Login with your Gonzaga username and password and then personalize the page!
You can add tiles for frequently used apps for quick access and some of them are setup to automatically login you in.
Center for Student Academic Success
Change of major advising, course progression advising, GU policy clarification, general university navigation
Establishes accommodations for students with disabilities
Tutoring, learning assistance, time management, study skills, online learning strategies
Online tutoring: www.mywco.com/learningstudio
The Writing Center strives to assist students of Gonzaga University in developing their skills as writers who communicate across and beyond the curriculum.
Academic Technology Applications Support is here to help!
Please contact us with any questions or issues with the following products:
Digital portfolio system
Online survey platform
Originality checker used for assignments
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