- August 21: BSU Receives Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Grant to Support Underserved Students
- August 14: What to do if you get a red page notice
- August 7: Student Survey to Gauge Technology Needs for Fall 2020
- Aug. 7: Minnesota State COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Demo
- Aug 6: Important Fall Housing Update: Revised “Drop and Go” Reservation process Coming Soon
|COVID-19 Reporting Form|
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
BSU and NTC continue to work closely with the Minnesota State system office to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and take steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as well as campus visitors. Please submit your questions to email@example.com.
If You Feel Ill
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends:
- Self-isolate or quarantine immediately.
- Monitor your health, contact your healthcare as needed.
In addition, BSU and NTC also asks that you:
- Contact the Student Center for Health Counseling (SCHC) at 218-755-2053 during regular office hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), your own medical provider, or the COVID-19 contact below for further assistance.
- Students living on campus should stay in their room and quarantine in place and contact the COVID-19 hotline at 218-755-2901 for more assistance and direction.
- Contact your faculty members and supervisors to inform them that you will not be attending class or work.
- Contact the campus COVID-19 hotline at 218-755-2901, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional assistance.
Student COVID-19 Reporting Form
BSU and NTC would like students to self-report using our online form if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have been in contact with someone who has, or need to care for someone who has, so that we can help provide you with resources and support.
Safeguard Against COVID-19 and Other Viruses
Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we. Please be respectful of all members of our campus community. No actions or language should be directed against anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion based on the origins of COVID-19. Help prevent the spread of the virus:
- It is important to stay physically distant from, yet socially connected with, others. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others at all times.
- Wear a mask or face covering that covers both your mouth and nose. On campus, this is required at all times while indoors, and when outdoors and you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Wash or sanitize your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. This remains one of the most effective ways to keep you healthy.
- Stay at home when you’re sick
- Use the CDC website for How to Minimize Spread.
CARES Act Funding
- The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains provisions for higher education institutions and students to provide relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
- The CARES Act Special Circumstances Grants provides emergency funding to students facing unexpected circumstances related to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances.
Additional Information, Resources & Support
- Career Counseling, Major Selection and Strengths Coaching
- Career Readiness
- Connect to Careers, Powered by Handshake
- Resume and Coverletter Critiques
- Finding and Internship
- Professional Job Search Resources
- NTC Are You Career Ready through Focus
- NTC Career Services
- NTC Job Search Handbook
- NTC Online Workshops & Videos
- NTC Online Resume Critiques
Students that wish to meet with a Career Services representative via Zoom should contact email@example.com to set up an appointment.
D2L – Converting to Online Courses
The majority of courses at BSU and NTC will now be using D2L Brightspace, at least to some extent. Students should log in to their D2L account now, especially if they have not used it before. Students can expect faculty to update them on how the courses will be completed through email messages or an announcement in their D2L course. Faculty are working on this NOW; don’t panic if they don’t have all the answers or any answers at this point. Faculty are working hard on this. If you have a question, contact your professor.
Need Help? Click here for help using D2L Brightspace
Training Videos: Training Videos from D2L Brightspace
- BSU/NTC Student Orientation to D2L Brightspace
- D2L Brightspace How-to
- D2L Navigation
- D2L Content
- D2L Quizzes
- D2L Assignments
- D2L Discussions
- D2L Grades
- Extended Learning Student Resources
- How to login to D2L
- Finding Assistance
- Financial Support
- Student Loan Payment Assistance
- Paying Utility Bills
Information Technology Services
- What We Talk About When We Talk About COVID-19 video series
- A.C. Clark’s Online Resources
- Access to physical materials
- Connect with BSU’s librarians virtually for research assistance and general information
- Interlibrary Loan Services
- Library Services and Resources during COVID-19
- Library OneSearch
Online/Alternate Course Delivery
- Brightspace How-to
- Center for Extended Learning
- Getting Started with Zoom
- D2L Help site
- SPSS Program Free Install Until June 30, 2020
Physical and Mental Health
The Student Center for Health and Counseling is OPEN for Telehealth
Schedule online for counseling and medical appointments, please note that you will need to use the following layout for scheduling:
Your provider or the office manager will send you an invite via email with a link to log into your Zoom Healthcare Compliant meeting.
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- Communicating in Quarantine: Tips to Encourage Mental Wellness in Close Quarters
- Futures Without Violence – Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs
- Isolation of Families for Coronavirus Raises Concerns About Domestic Violence
- Law Help MN Abuse & Crime Victims
- Minnesota IT Services Guidelines for a Productive Telework Environment
- MN Office of Higher Education Resources for Healthcare and Insurance
- MN Office of Higher Education Resources for Mental Health
- MN Office of Higher Education Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Staying Safe During COVID-19
- Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter
- Request Food Pantry Support
- Sleep, Self-Care, and Sharing a Productive, Healthy Indoor Environment: Everything Students Need to Know about Mental Health during COVID-19
- CDC: Preventing the Spread of Coronoavirus in Homes and Small Communities
- Student Center for Health and Counseling
- Student Chat: Student-Led Mental Health Advocacy in an Era of Physical Distancing
- Covid-19 Community Engagement
- Adviser Change Request
- Online Writing Resource Center – Free Online Consulting
- Remote Advising Services.
- Student Center for Health & Counseling
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tips for Taking Care of You
- Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic