What You Might Have Missed: Summer 2020

Posted by Deea Deb on August 20, 2020

Academic Success | Student Life

Hey Lions! Summer is almost at an end and we know that you may have been busy with school, work and life during this unique term, so we’ve highlighted our favourite #YUBlog posts that you might want to catch up on!

The Remote Learning 101 Series

remote learning 101 series

As York continues to provide students with online resources to help them succeed at university, our Remote Learning 101 series aims to inform students of all the services they have access to during these unprecedented times. The posts provide a quick breakdown of the important resources that are still available online, as well as several helpful links for this unique term.

Online Library Services – York is home to eight libraries, and I don’t know about you, but this fall term, I am going to miss sitting in my favourite spot in Scott Library with a cup of coffee while getting some work done between classes! That said, most library resources have moved online and this #YUBlog post shares York’s top online library services that will help you ace those essays and excel in your academics!

Learning Skills Services – Learning Skills Services (LSS) has moved its workshops online to provide their resources to students. So, if you are looking for help in the areas of studying, time management, exam prep, LSS is here to help!

Career Centre – Whether you are a first-year student or a recent graduate, it’s always a good idea to stay one step ahead when it comes to preparing for your future career. While it may seem like it is difficult to do when we are learning from home, York’s Career Centre is still offering an abundance of online services for you.

Course Codes and Finding Your Course on Moodle – To start Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on the right foot, you need to know the most basic things about course codes and your first steps on Moodle.

Making Enrolment Easier with The Visual Schedule Builder

Making Enrolment Easier with the Visual Schedule Builder

Whether or not you are on campus, you will still want to build yourself a good Fall class schedule to help you manage your time and your course load. One of the best ways to plan your course schedule is to use the Visual Schedule Builder (VSB). For those of you who are still in the process of enrolling in courses, this blog post gives you some tips for using the VSB that will help you efficiently enrol in classes.

How to Get the Most Out of Zoom

How to get the most out of Zoom

Classes are continuing in online/remote learning formats for the fall term and many of us are using technologies like Zoom for the first time. Zoom is an online conferencing platform tool that you can use for lectures, study groups, online learning and to just chat with your friends while we’re physical distancing! You’ll probably be using it a lot over the next few months, so we’ve created some helpful tips to help you get the most out of Zoom while learning online. 

York’s Top Resources for Mature Students

York's top resources for Mature students

If you are joining York as a Mature Student, we understand how doing this during a pandemic presents unique challenges. York’s Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) has you covered! Take a look at this blog post for York’s top resources for mature students.

Keele Campus Is Missing You

Keele Campus is missing you

When all of York’s campuses closed, the usually bustling Keele Campus became silent. This blog post showed how much the Campus misses us. We know that you too are missing campus life, however, it is important to remember that we are all playing a crucial role in getting us back to normal by staying home and following health guidelines.

We hope you had a great summer, Lions! Keep following the #YUBlog to stay updated on all things back-to-school, current York happenings and much more.

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Deea Deb
Deea Deb

Deea Deb is a third-year English and Professional Writing major at York University. She loves reading, travelling, being organized, and writing. She hopes to help York students succeed at university.

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