Spring & Summer 2020 Class Changes FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I am registered for an online class, will I have required synchronous video-conferencing?

There will be no change to how online courses are delivered. Courses are scheduled to start April 6th and will operate as normal.

I am registered for an in-class (IN) or mixed-mode (MM) course, do I have to attend the video-conference?

Yes, you are still responsible and will be held accountable for attendance in all of your courses.  You are expected to attend class at the regularly scheduled time showing on your course schedule. This is NOT online delivery with flexible meeting times.

I am registered for an online class, will I have required synchronous video-conferencing?

There will be no change to how online courses are delivered. Courses are scheduled to start April 6th and will operate as normal.

I am registered for an in-class (IN) or mixed-mode (MM) course, do I have to attend the video-conference?

Yes, you are still responsible and will be held accountable for attendance in all of your courses.  You are expected to attend class at the regularly scheduled time showing on your course schedule. This is NOT online delivery with flexible meeting times.

What if I need help technical help to attend my in-class or mixed mode scheduled session?

If you need technical support with Collaborate or Zoom (if that is the tool your faculty is using) or anything else within your BlackBoard shell contact the 24/7 Help Desk.

 What if I don’t have reliable internet access for video conferencing?

If you anticipate difficulty accessing video conferencing due to your personal internet access, please email info@cityu.edu no later than April 1st to arrange access to a computer lab or classroom space on the CityU campus nearest you.

I currently receive accommodation for a disability, will my accommodation change?

The Disability Support Services Office (disability@cityu.edu or 206.239.4751) will be proactively working with students to review existing spring accommodations impacted by this change. If you do not currently have an accommodation and feel that this change of delivery may impact you please contact the Disability Support Services Office prior to the start of spring quarter.

I am an F-1 student, does this impact my visa?

The change on how we are conducting in-class and mixed-mode delivery classes will not impact your visa. SEVP has provided flexibility to the University during the outbreak. However, you will be held accountable for all attendance requirements for your classes and normal rules apply for attendance and participation.

 I am using Federal Financial Aid does this impact my funding?

The change on how we are conducting in-class and mixed-mode delivery classes will not impact your Federal Financial Aid funding. The DOE has provided flexibility to the University during the outbreak. However, you will be will be held accountable for all attendance requirements for your classes and normal rules apply for attendance and participation.

 I am a student utilizing Veterans’ Administration Educational Benefits for housing, does this impact my funding?

Due to delivery exceptions granted for COVID-19, benefit verification will continue to reflect the mode of the class you for which you are registered. Classes that are scheduled to meet in-class or mixed mode continue to be verified for that format even if using synchronous video delivery.  If you have questions regarding your benefits, please contact the VA Office on campus at 206-239-4539.