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Welcome Students

Please view sections below for Information on Remote Learning

First Steps

How do I find out what my instructor is planning for my course?

1) Visit the Student Class Notes Portal to view information your instructors may have provided.

2) If there is no information for a class there, login to UR Courses and look for the course there.
Note: UR Courses information will not be available until after May 1st for the Spring/Summer term.

3) Log into Webmail and check your @uregina.ca email, as some instructors may send an email to students with more information. 

Is my instructor using UR Courses?

Check the Student Class Notes Portal to see messages from your instructors.

Many instructors are providing remote learning using UR Courses, but not all.

Login to UR Courses to see if your course is there. Note: UR Courses information will not be available until after May 1st for the Spring/Summer term. Prior to May 1st, you will not yet see any courses for Spring/Summer, even if your instructor is setting it up.

Is my instructor using Zoom?

Check the Student Class Notes Portal to see messages from your instructors.

  • Some instructors will be using the Virtual Zoom Classrooms for courses. The link to the Zoom classroom can be found in the Class Notes Portal if they have enabled it for students. The Zoom classroom corresponds to the physical building and room number your in-person class would have been in, and you should join the Zoom classroom at the scheduled class time.
  • Some instructors may be using Zoom through UR Courses. You will need to login to UR Courses, and access your course to find the Zoom connection information.
  • Some instructors may be using their own Zoom account and setting up Zoom meetings for the class on their own. Your instructor will provide you with information if they have chosen this option.

Technical Requirements and Support

What are the technical recommendations?

Basic computer equipment is required for remote learning. You will need a computer or laptop, a webcam, microphone and speakers or headset. 

  • Many Laptops have a built-in webcam, microphone, and speakers.
  • Most webcams also have a microphone.
  • Some headsets have a microphone.
  • Most smartphones work well for Zoom as they have a camera, microphone, and speakers.
  • Using a smartphone for UR Courses is possible, but not recommended.

Please visit the technical resource page for more details on technology requirements.

How do I find the link to connect to a Virtual Zoom Classroom?

Log in to the Student Class Notes Portal and access the course. If your instructor has enabled the Virtual Zoom Classroom, the link will be available there.

Note: For security, the Zoom link and password may change periodically. It is best to always access the Virtual Zoom Classroom link by logging into the Student Class Notes Portal.

How can I try out Zoom ahead of time?

You can connect to the Student Peer Support Zoom Room anytime to test out connecting to Zoom, by going to https://zoom.us/my/uregina.student.orientation

There will be student moderators in the room to provide assistance and answer questions during the following times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

How can I change my zoom meeting background so my room or home is not showing to others?

Zoom allows users to upload their own photos or backgrounds to use as a Virtual Background. Information and instructions on changing your background are available on the Zoom Virtual Backgrounds page. The University of Regina is working on some virtual zoom backgrounds that you can download and use as your background in a Zoom meeting.

Where can I learn more about UR Courses?

There is a comprehensive UR Courses Student Guide available online.

What is it like to take an online exam in UR Courses?

There is a Practice Exam setup for students, to try out a UR Courses exam.

More information is on the Student Exam Support page.

What if I need access to software like Microsoft Office, or other specialized software?

Microsoft offers access to MS Office 365 online for students

To find out more about software options, visit the Software Information page on the Information Services website.

Students in Engineering and Computer Science may be able to access required software through RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Your instructor will provide information if special software access is required.

What if I have other questions or require technical assistance?

For technical support, contact the IT Support Centre.

Student Supports for Successful Remote Learning

Looking for tips on being successful in remote learning?

The UR Courses Student Guide includes a section on Student Support with helpful tips. 

Where can I find non-technical support like counselling services, writing help and tutoring?

Visit the Counselling Services page for information on online counselling, well-being and mental health resources. 

View the resources on the Student Success Centre site including: 

How do I find and use Library resources?

  • Students can access all online library resources remotely from off campus.
  • When accessing journals from off-campus via the Library website at https://www.uregina.ca/library/, you may be prompted to provide your uregina username and password to connect and authorize your access to the resource.
  • If you need access to print materials, you can ask us to digitize that material via our Quickfind system or our Online Digitization Form.
  • Please visit the Library’s COVID-19 web page for up to date information about library services.

Privacy, and Accommodations

Have concerns about being recorded?

The University Governance office has provided guidelines to instructors regarding privacy and recordings. As a general practice, the University is not recommending that instructors record class discussions except as authorized because of a request to accommodate a student registered with the Centre for Student Accessibility. If you have concerns about a course being recorded, please contact your department, faculty or academic unit.

Require information on accommodations?

Contact the Centre for Student Accessibility for all questions or needs regarding accommodations for exams or other needs. Ideally, contact them prior to the start of your course to ensure your accommodations needs can be met.

"The Centre for Student Accessibility upholds the university's commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning community by providing services and support to enable students with disabilities to approach their studies in an equal and effective manner."

Other Questions and Support

How do I find and use Library resources?

  • Students can access all online library resources remotely from off campus.
  • When accessing journals from off-campus via the Library website at https://www.uregina.ca/library/, you may be prompted to provide your uregina username and password to connect and authorize your access to the resource.
  • If you need access to print materials, you can ask us to digitize that material via our Quickfind system or our Online Digitization Form.
  • Please visit the Library’s COVID-19 web page for up to date information about library services.

How do I purchase my textbooks if the Bookstore is not open?

The Campus Store has an online ordering site, where you can purchase textbooks as well as other merchandise. They are currently offering free shipping on all orders. Some textbooks are available in electronic versions.

 

What if I need to print, scan, or photocopy something? - Public device now available at ED main entrance

  • As of May 15, 2020: There is a public print device located at the Education Building Main Entrance
    • Available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
    • Bring your laptop, and use Webprint to Print to the device
    • Bring files on a USB stick, and print the files directly at the device
    • Copy documents, or Scan documents to a .pdf that is emailed to you
    • The device is colour capable, and can provide up to 11x17 size 
    • The instructions are posted at the device, as well as cleaning information.
    • Note: There is no computer available at this location, you will need to bring your laptop or put the files on a USB stick ahead of time.
  • The Printing Services department is available to provide printing, copying, or scanning if you need it.
    • Send an email to Printing.Services@uregina.ca, or visit their website for more information.
    • Note: There are charges for their services, and they can provide a quote on the cost.

How do I reset my Password?

  • If you forget your password you can re-enable your account by going to https://www.uregina.ca/is
    • Click on the "Forgot Password for uregina.ca username" link on the right side of the page.
    • Follow instructions on creating a new password.
    • You will be emailed a link to your alternate email to set a new password.
  • If you require assistance, contact the IT Support Centre.

How do I reset my PIN?

  • If you forget your PIN you can reset it yourself by going to https://www.uregina.ca/is
    • Click on the "Forgot PIN for UR Self-Service" link on the right side of the page.
    • Follow instructions on Forgotten Your PIN.
    • You will be emailed a link to your uregina.ca email account.
  • If you require assistance, contact the IT Support Centre.

How do I access, share, and store files?

What if I have academic or other support questions? Is there a list of other Frequently Asked Questions I can access?

We have Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions on the FAQ page, including academic related and support related queries.

Where can I get additional technical support or assistance?

For technical support, contact the IT Support Centre.

Other support resources are in the Support link at the top of the page, under the heading 'Additional Support Resources for Students.'

What if I have other questions about my courses?

Contact your instructor if you have questions about a current course.

Contact your Faculty or Department for questions related to your program, courses, or graduation requirements.

For other assistance or support, please contact the IT Support Centre.