Student COVID-19 Resources

Please first review the university's current COVID-19 Policies and Procedures at the link below.

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Please ensure that you have a working laptop with internet connectivity as well as a microphone and/or camera. If you need help with these resources: Email us at

Everything you need to know for the semester

Tech handout for everything you need in order to access class this semester

Communicating with you

All official and class emails will be sent to your Chicago-Kent Gmail account  You may access your account through myIIT:

Class Websites

We will be using Blackboard to post materials for your classes.  Every class automatically has a Blackboard site. You will be added and dropped from Blackboard sites as you add and leave your classes. You may access Blackboard through myIIT or

Class Meetings & Recordings

We will be using Zoom for your online class meetings  All students now have full Zoom licenses.  You will find your Zoom link in your class Blackboard site. While your class will be recorded, note that not all faculty will automatically share class videos with students. 

Hybrid classrooms

Several classrooms at Chicago-Kent have been modified to accommodate COVID restrictions.  You will be able to connect with your classmates who are in the classroom or using Zoom to attend class. If you’d like to attend all of your classes remotely, please contact Steve Sowle at

  • Your professor will take attendance
  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times  

Library Resources

  • For library resources please click here
  • Your Blackboard class site also includes a link to library resources created especially for your class

Student Resources

We have put together some useful resources for adapting to online learning, dealing with anxiety and stress, and other concerns. Click here to learn more.

Available video conference tools

  • Zoom (Video conference for all classes)
    • You have been assigned a full Zoom pro license. Use this to meet up with classmates, join classes, and collaborate
    • Zoom can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App Store
  • Google Meet:
    • Meet offers video conferencing/phone conferencing with the ability to record meetings.
    • It is built into Google Apps for Chicago-Kent and works seamlessly with Google Calendar.
    • Google Meet can be used audio-only (if your computer does not have a webcam but has a microphone).
    • Currently, 250 users can participate in a meeting.
    • Google Meet can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet via Google Play or the Apple App Store.
    • You can use Google Meet for one-on-one meetings or meetings with your classmates.
    • Instructions:

Review videos

To access class videos posted by your professor, go to Blackboard and sign in with your portal credentials.

Tools used for Course materials/Forums/discussions

Tools for Team Projects/Collaboration/Communication

  • There are many tools available for collaboration through the Google Suite apps to which all members of the Illinois Tech community have access.

Internet and Cell data Information from external vendors


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