Virtual Student Hub

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, CGCC is offering Fall Term 2020 classes through remote instruction. CGCC welcomes all students to join us on this journey. It is our goal to provide our students with the best course content we can so that your studies don't suffer. This page has information and resources. 

Library Hours 

Starting Fall Term 2020, the Library can offer in-person services, and will be physically open for three (3) hours a day
 
The Dalles Campus:  The TDC Library will be staffed Mon & Tue 11:00-1:00 p.m. and Thurs. & Fri. 8:00-11:00 a.m. for scheduled pickups or in-person browsing once open. Doors to the Library will remain closed, with one door designated for entry, the other for exit. This allows placement of “At Capacity” and other instructional signs for patronsMaximum occupancy will be ten (10) persons on the main floor of The Dalles Campus library.
 
Hood River Campus: The HRC Library Desk will be staffed for one three-hour (3-hour) period per week: Students, faculty, and staff can pick up materials from10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. every Wednesday.  Individuals must pre-schedule their meeting by calling the Library and Learning Commons at (541) 506-6181, or by emailing library staff here:  library@cgcc.edu
 

Learning Commons and Support Resources

Study Rooms: Study rooms are considered independent from the “main floor,” with a maximum occupancy of two (2) students per room. These four (4) rooms will be open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M - Th, and students will need to schedule a room ahead of time by calling (541) 506-6081. Masks and social distancing will be required, and spaces must be cleaned by students after use. One (1) room can be set aside for Zoom check-in/office hours.
 
Computer Use: In the library, every other computer will be plugged in. Those turned off will be marked to maintain social distance.  Student occupants at computers will count toward room capacity. 
 
Main Tables: Seating will be reduced to create six (6) foot gaps between patrons, and patrons will not be allowed to turn the open floor plan into additional long-term study rooms during the 3-hour open window.
 
Printing: Students intending to print more than five (5) free pages a day will be asked to purchase the $5 print card to minimize cash transactions. Students will record their prints in front of librarians on their print cards to minimize contact.
 
Materials: Materials will be available for check out at the Plexiglass barrier or at the glass-walled Director’s Office as a point of isolation. Patrons will bring items to a cart and materials will be checked out and returned to the main floor.
 
Tutoring Center: The Tutoring Center will be physically open for four (6) students at a time from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mon. through Thurs. Entry will be through a clearly identified, isolated door and the area will be roped off from the Library to control entry and limit contact. Students who are waiting to enter the Tutoring Center will put their name on the list and go to the appointed waiting area.
 
Writing Desk: The Writing Desk will continue to be online at this time. A face-to-face student tutoring option that utilizes Work-Study students is being investigated by faculty for later use.
 

Tech and Online Support

Did you know you can turn your cellphone into a wi-fi hotspot? Here is a walkthrough on how to do this:
If you still don't have a computer or Internet please contact the Library and Learning Commons to see if there is technology available to you for check out. You can even schedule a drive up to campus and we'll bring something to your car.  Contact us at:  library@cgcc.edu or call (541) 506-6081

Moodle and Zoom

Classes have moved to Moodle and Zoom for Fall Term. Since we're all in this together, we understand students may be nervous. Remember, communication is key. Speak with your instructors and the CGCC staff if you have questions.
Watch this video about Moodle to get started.
 
Since we're moving our face-to-face communications to Zoom, please take ten minutes to watch these videos on how to use Zoom.
Before you start, you will need to set up a Zoom Account with your @student.cgcc.edu email address.  You can set that up here.
 
Title Approximate Time
Join a Meeting 1 min
Scheduling a Meeting

1 min

Meeting Controls 10 min
Breakout Rooms 3 mins
Recording 1 min
Audio and Video 1 min
Share Your Screen 30 seconds
Share Multiple Screens 1 min 30 seconds
Total 19 mins
 
When attending a Zoom Meeting it is CGCC policy that all students attending a Zoom Meeting must login with their first and last name as their Username.  No student is permitted to attend Zoom as an anonymous user or with a handle that is not your own name.
 
There are numerous other videos that can be found on the Zoom YouTube Channel here
When you're done with this quick orientation, swing by our website and read through our information for online classes for students: 

Google

All faculty, staff and students have a Google account. You have almost certainly used Gmail, and there are other applications available if you are comfortable in the Google universe. Docs, Drive, Sheets, Slides, and Forms are especially useful. Your instructor may ask you to use one or more of these programs to create assignments or share them with the class online or in a Zoom session.

Concerned about privacy? 

Check out the privacy policies of Moodle Zoomand Google to learn how your information is protected.

Tutoring

Math tutoring will be available through Zoom on Monday & Wednesday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
The Writing Desk is available by email. See this page for details and instructions.