Teaching and Learning Remotely — Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated April 3, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Getting Started

Refer to the University of Missouri's remote learning resources for students or you can also contact your instructor.

The Keep Learning webpage provides resources for transitioning to remote and online instruction. Adaptation guides for lecture, seminar and lab courses are available for faculty and instructors, in addition to training and webinars.

Grades & Withdrawals

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses (including online and self-paced) in spring 2020 will be able to choose the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade option for all courses that have an A-F grade option. Students have the option to retain the letter grade earned or select S/U after final grades have been posted. (NOTE: Classes that ended prior to March 16, 2020, are not eligible to be changed to S/U grading.) Students will be able to select the S/U option from 8 a.m. (CDT) Monday, May 18, 2020, through 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday, June 5, 2020. For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

The final withdraw date, 5 p.m. (CDT) May 4, 2020, is unchanged. Students who withdraw on or before 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday, April 10, 2020, will receive a 25% reassessment credit for required tuition and fees. For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

Accessibility & ADA Accommodations

The Disability Center has information about how students’ ADA accommodations can be implemented in a remote learning environment and information for faculty about possible barriers and solutions that may arise.

If you have additional concerns, email the Disability Center. Our director of disability services is working closing with faculty and learning technology teams to ensure accommodations are met.

Digital accessibility ensures that people with disabilities have equal access to websites, educational resources and all aspects of our digital campus.

For more information on how to make your content digitally accessible, visit the Digital Access website.

Learning Center, Advising and Career Services

Academic advisors are committed to providing students information and support for academic planning including early registration and graduation. Students will have access to remote advising services and are encouraged to reach out to their advisors directly through MU Connect.

  • Step-by-step instructions for making an appointment are available on MU Connect.
  • MU Connect is easily accessible through Canvas.
  • The appointment scheduling process in MU Connect allows you to communicate the reason for your appointment and to pick a date and time that work for both you and your advisor.
  • Appointments made through MU Connect, then display in your MU Connect Dashboard.

If you choose not to use MU Connect, you may call or email. To contact an academic advising office in a school or college, visit the Advising website.

To find your academic advisor and other campus resources go to Mizzou One. To contact an academic advising office in a school or college, visit the Advising website.

Yes. The Career Center is ready to support students with career advisement online.

All Learning Center services, including Tiger Tutors, the Writing Center, the Study Plan Consultant Program, NetTutor, the TRiO and Class programs, and Study Edge, are available online. Visit the Learning Center’s website for more information.

Internet Access & VPN

Most of the technology resources available to our faculty, staff and students do not require a VPN. However, some on-campus IT resources require the use of Virtual Private Networking (VPN), a tool that provides encryption between your computer and campus resources. All university laptops come with the Cisco VPN client installed. If you are using your personally owned computer, please contact your IT support team for instructions about downloading the VPN client.

The campus resources that require a VPN when working off campus include:

  • Remote Desktop Access to workstations that remain on campus
  • Access to Network File Shares/Network Drives
  • Unified Communications Telephone Self Care (Set up call forwarding and managing voicemail)
  • Some departments have specialized systems that need VPN

If you live in an area where Mediacom is available, please contact them at 1-855-904-2225 or visit this link. Mediacom currently offers a $9.95 per month internet connection for residences without internet. To see if you qualify for Mediacom, please visit this link.

If you live in an area where Charter/Spectrum is available, please contact them at 1-844-488-8395 or visit this link. Charter/Spectrum is currently offering free internet for 60 days for residences without internet. To see if you qualify for Charter/Spectrum, please visit this link.

If you live in an area where Comcast/Internet Essentials is available, please contact them or visit this link. They are offering free internet for two months.

Students who do not have access to internet, should contact faculty to determine alternative ways to receive instruction.