Colleges and universities are facing their fair share of challenges this fall.
As COVID clusters continue to climb around the country, the student experience is changing, and everyone’s doing their best to keep up.
Whether we like it or not, quarantine and social distancing protocols are here to stay—at least for the foreseeable future.
So how do you move forward?
1. Give students as much flexibility as possible.
This likely goes without saying, but giving students flexibility when it comes to where and how they access tech resources is huge. Yes, there are a handful of benefits to having on-campus computers open and available, but each student’s situation is different. With tools like the Remote Access Dashboard, you can put the power back in students’ hands so they can choose to work where they feel most comfortable.
2. Find ways to create a sense of normalcy.
Whether your students are on campus or online, the small things add up. Creating custom LabMaps for every computer lab on campus, for example, can cultivate a sense of normalcy and help new students feel more comfortable navigating campus, regardless of how long they’ve been there.
3. Prepare to pivot now.
If the spring semester taught us anything, it was how unprepared many were to support students finishing the semester remotely. But we’ve learned a lot since then, and students are expecting more this time around. Even if you’re sticking with your return-to-campus plan, having alternate plans in place won’t hurt.
Whatever turns fall semester may take, LabStats can help you provide flexible solutions to keep your students connected to campus technology and maintain that ever-evolving sense of normalcy.