Last updated January 5, 2020
UND is offering both on-campus and online courses.
Most in-person courses will be able to move to remote teaching if necessary.
Faculty have the authority to make a decision about their class and how to best operate it for the duration of the semester. There might be individual decisions that professors make to revert to online or to go to an online setting within their class.
UND will allow students to choose if they want to move to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading format. All UND finals will be online only.
- All classrooms have been assigned a COVID-19 seating capacity. That means, for example, that 30 students may be in a 100-person classroom.
- Instructors developed different ways to accommodate physical distancing requirements. For example, some may assign students into smaller groups and rotate groups into the classroom while other groups participate via video conferencing. Students may be assigned seats and/or asked to sit in the same seat for each class period.
- Most buildings (and applicable classrooms) have designated entrances and exits, along with one-way stairwells and hallways where possible.
- Time between classes was extended to 15 minutes. If students are unable to go from an on-campus class to online class in that time, they are encourage to use the many public spaces at UND. This includes the library and Columbia Hall. Please reach out to your advisor if you need assistance in finding a study space.
- Study spaces and lounges are open in buildings across campus, with limited capacities.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available in every building and department.
- Floor markers remind faculty and students to remain six feet apart.
- Faculty may hold office hours via videoconferencing.
- Blackboard is used as UND’s official learning module. All assignments will be distributed and collected through Blackboard to avoid exchanging papers.
- Needed technology is indicated on course syllabi.
- Advising and no-cost tutoring services are offered virtually.
How Classes are Offered
- Classes are listed in Campus Connection as either online or on-campus.
- Students can decide if they want to modify their course schedule as a result of any delivery method changes. You may want to contact your academic advisor before modifying your schedule.
- All Final Exams will be completed remotely for both on-campus and online courses.
- UND will allow students to choose if they want to move to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading format.
- Graduate/professional students should check with your department for program-specific information.
UND’s University Information Technology team is available to help answer any technology questions to improve your teaching and learning experiences. To contact them, visit UND.edu/UIT or call 701.777.2222.
If you run into issues with your computer or other equipment, UIT technicians can help with hardware repairs. For equipment drop-off and pick up, UIT will use no-contact lockers and allow you to schedule appointments as needed.
Please refer to the Provost Office website for detailed information on preparing to learn or teach for the 2020-21 academic year.