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9/6/22 Student Update

9/6/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     

     

Hello Cambridge College Students:

 

Welcome to the start of the fall 2022-2023 term and the first week of classes!

 

If you have not yet registered or would like to register for additional classes, you can still do so. Our advisors and coaches stand ready to help, should you need any assistance!

 

Please note the following deadlines for adding and dropping classes:

  • Last day to add/drop Cambridge College Global (CCG) Fall 1 and 1A classes: Thursday, September 8.
  • Last day to add/drop Cambridge College Full Semester classes: Tuesday, September 13.

 

Health Insurance Waivers

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have health insurance and are taking classes in Massachusetts, you will need to complete the health insurance waiver, so you are not charged for health insurance that you do not need. You must do this by September 30, 2022. For more information, visit this page>>.

 

Coming to Campus

If you are planning to come on campus for any of your classes or to access resources or support, be sure to review information about on-campus safety protocols and procedures on the College’s Covid-19 response page at https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/covid-19-updates. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 protocols and procedures when coming to campus, please email COVIDRC@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Laptop Loan Program

Cambridge College continues to offer its laptop loan program. Laptop computers are essential for student success. If you do not have a dedicated computer, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Grammarly

All registered CC students should have received an email with a link to set up your Grammarly Premium account. If you did not receive the invitation, please send an email to Tracy McLaughlin at tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu. To read our Grammarly announcement and directions, click here>>. To access Grammarly support videos, click here>>.

 

 

This fall we will continue to offer weekly workshops and webinars. Please come join us!

 

Introduction to the Cambridge College Online Library

Tuesday, September 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Cambridge College Librarian Jeff Cronin will provide an overview of the new Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. We will briefly introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at Jeffrey.Cronin@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Canvas

Did you know that Cambridge College is using a new learning management system, called Canvas? It was chosen because it is easy to use, mobile-friendly, and collaborative. While you will still use MyCC to register for courses, Canvas will be your online classroom, where you will find your syllabus, course information, lectures, reading assignments, etc. Canvas is also where you will communicate with your instructor and classmates. If you’d like to learn more about Canvas, you can access a video providing an overview here >>.  

 

Canvas LMS Live Training

Thursday, September 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

If you are new to Canvas, please consider registering for this training session for the Canvas Learning Management System.

 

Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, you can also take the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions.  

 

English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

  • Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.
  • Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.

 

Again, welcome to the start of the fall term! Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed. If you need support, don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 

 

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Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 

tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu 

 

 

Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at vera.dimoplon@cambridgecollege.edu or 617-873-0614.

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