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Supporting Students

Supporting students who miss coursework:

CTLO provides guidance on supporting students who miss coursework due to illness here.

CARE Team Referrals:

If you have a concern about a student in one of your classes, please don't hesitate to make a referral to the CARE Team; more information about behaviors to look out for is available on the website. During this time of social distancing, you may want to pay particular attention to whether or not students are logging in to the course, participating, and submitting assignments. If you have any reason to believe that a student is unwell, or exhibiting signs of distress, please let the CARE Team know.


We've found some resources that offer friendly tips and strategies for being an online learner (even if only part of the time) that you might want to share with your students before your course begins:

  • Rice University has a presentation in which they present some tips for learning during disruption, which includes some strategies for keeping engaged and healthy while learning remotely.
  • Northeastern University gives 8 strategies for getting the most out of an online class.
  • Humboldt State University has a student guide for using Zoom. Students should be encouraged to use their own Zoom accounts to actively collaborate with each other outside of class. Students can also use whiteboard software on their own tablets / iPads and have their tablet also 'join' the Zoom meeting, such that they can easily share screens with each other while collaborating.

Please find more information for Caltech students at Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Students and Parents and at Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs.