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This page has information and resources for students regarding campus facilities, online learning, emergency funding, and more. Please check your RCC email regularly for additional information from your School Deans and Faculty and the administration.
To view the College’s Spring 2021 “What Students Should Know: COVID-19 and Returning to Campus” information, visit: https://sunyrockland.edu/about/coronavirus/what-to-know/
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Rockland Community College has created the We Care Fund to support its students during the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate disruption to their studies. Funding is available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding.
In the wake of COVID-19, the Emergency Fund provides RCC students who are experiencing undue hardship with aid that resolves their immediate need and allows them to continue their studies and graduate.
The College has put mobile technology in place to provide reassurance that students, faculty and staff are ready to return, allowing for self-reporting of temperature, symptoms, and virus exposure risks.
The campus community will use the CampusClear app for the self-monitoring process. Students, faculty and staff who will physically attend classes or work on campus will respond to basic questions listed on the CampusClear app to allow for easy response to daily self-screenings. Any visitors to campus will also be required to use the app.
The Bookstore is open to the public.
Spring 2021 Hours
Saturday, January 23, 11am – 2 pm
Starting January 25
Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm
Fridays, 10 am – 2:30 pm*
The Bookstore will be closed from February 15 -17.
*After February 26, the Bookstore will be closed on Fridays.
No more than 10 shoppers will be allowed in the store at one time. Masks/face coverings are required and social distancing practices will be enforced.
RCC is operating in a modified model where over 90% of courses are using remote/virtual teaching and learning. This means the College will be using numerous programs to transition to technology-assisted, live and synchronous sessions.
- Blackboard Collaborate is RCC’s official, live video conferencing platform. Blackboard Collaborate allows users to communicate, add files, share applications and use a whiteboard to interact in a virtual classroom. How to access and use Blackboard collaborate: https://rccelearning.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/13000074177-how-to-access-and-use-collaborate
- Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)
Blackboard Learn is RCC’s primary Learning Management System (LMS) that provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning by creating and uploading course content and modules, creating and grading student assignments and tests, and interacting with students. You can visit Blackboard’s website for additional information.The following are tutorials from Blackboard:
- Adobe Connect: Adobe Connect is a software used for web conferencing, learning modules, webinars, and user desktop sharing. Click here for a user guide, provided by Adobe, on Adobe Connect.
- Zoom: Zoom is a web conferencing service. Faculty, staff, and students can all access Zoom from off campus enabling “face-to-face” communication with screen sharing capabilities and record meeting options. New to Zoom? Sign up for a live training webinar on how to use it. Please note: by default all times are in Pacific Standard Time. You can change this by clicking on the time zone on the registration page.
To get help with Blackboard LMS, Blackboard Collaborate, and general online learning questions or concerns, contact the Online Education and Academic Technology Office from 9 am to 5 pm at 845-574-4713 or complete the Student help request form.
After office hours, you can call the SUNY helpdesk at 844-673-6786 or 518-320-1300. More information on SUNY Help Desk.
The IT help desk staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance, like logging into college-issued accounts, configuring your laptop, or help with technology that is new to you. You can call the IT help desk at 1-877-241-1823.
The Connection Center is dedicated to providing non-academic support to students and their families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center has compiled this list of county, state and national resources that offer support.
This semester, 90% of courses will be held remotely because of concerns regarding COVID-19. Therefore, the RCC Reading and Writing Center (RWC) will continue to work with students remotely for the Fall 2020 semester. With that said, students wishing to utilize the RWC services should email the RWC (writing[email protected]). Visit the RWC page for more information.
The Tutoring Center is here to support you academically and we’ll be assisting you virtually for the Fall semester. Tutoring is available for you through Blackboard Collaborate and ThinkingStorm. Visit the Tutoring Center webpage for more information.
The Accessibility Services office will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Until further notice, all appointments will be conducted via phone or technology.
Accessibility Services will not be proctoring exams while online classes are being held in lieu of face-to-face teaching at Rockland Community College. Please communicate with your instructors to discuss any requests for exam accommodations in your courses.
- Some instructors may opt for an alternative assessment method (e.g., essays, untimed exams) which may require exam accommodations.
- If your instructor is creating an online timed examination, please notify your instructor if you need extended time.
- Academic departments are responsible for setting up extended testing time on Blackboard.
If you have a question or concern, please either call the office (Phone: 845-574-4541) or email us at [email protected].
The Library is open the following days and hours for the duration of the spring semester, unless demand requires otherwise:
- Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
- Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
- Saturday: closed
- Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm
There are computers and study spaces available for student use. You can also access all of our electronic resources from the homepage at: libguides.sunyrockland.edu.
We are monitoring the Chat/AskUs tab on the right side of the page, so feel free to reach out to us with your questions and concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email us at [email protected]
The FASFA Mini LAB is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Students and families can get virtual guidance in completing their FAFSA applications. Please set up an appointment with our team members for one on one assistance by adding the FAFSA Mini LAB Appointment Calendar to your Google Calendar and then select an available appointment.
RCC’s Food Cupboard will be open Tuesday, September 22 until Thursday, December 17 for curbside pickup on Tuesdays (11 am – 2 pm) and Thursdays (2 – 5 pm). Masks and social distancing will be mandated for pickup. Visit the Food Cupboard page for more information and to sign up.
As we continue to receive updates from the County and State Departments of Health, the CDC, and SUNY, we will keep you updated with important information that may impact our College community. You can also follow the College’s response and general updates directly at http://sunyrockland.edu/about/coronavirus/.