COVID-19 Student FAQ

Students, check back frequently here and on the COVID-19 page for updated answers. (Updated on August 5, 2021)

What is HCC doing?   

Highland Community College has resumed face-to-face classes for the Fall 2021 semester. All classrooms have been spaced and class capacities have been lowered to allow for social distancing. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

I need to attend my classes remotely via Zoom. How do I use Zoom? 

Zoom is a video conferencing tool. If you've ever used Facetime or Google Hangouts, Zoom is very similar. HCC faculty, staff, and instructors will use Zoom to meet with you and in some cases to hold class. 

When your instructor emails you a Zoom link, that link takes you to a virtual room where you will meet over video. Just click on the link in the email from your instructor and you'll join an instant meeting.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from our Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

You'll be able to see and hear each other and your instructor can share what is on their screen so you can see their PowerPoint slides, whiteboard, YouTube video, etc. that they are teaching the lesson with. They will also record the lectures from Zoom and post them on Moodle in case you weren't able to attend the "live" class at your regularly scheduled time.

Here's a quick video and instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom.

How can I scan documents from home so I can send them to my instructor?

We recommend the Adobe Scan Digital PDF Scanner app. It is available for Apple or Android mobile devices. The free Adobe Scan mobile app works on your mobile device, scans documents into PDFs, and automatically recognizes text.

Are tutoring services available? 

Tutoring services will be available at specific times with specific courses. Please see the schedule and links on the tutor webpage

What do I do if I do not have access to reliable internet or technology for my course(s)?

Please contact your regional center by emailing Wamego, Perry, Atchison, or the Western Center.  Each center will have specific guidelines for assisting students. 

In Highland, there is wireless internet across campus and the HCC Library is open during the day and evening for students to use computers. 

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