Are all classes cancelled?
No, classes are not cancelled. All face-to-face classes are suspended until Monday,
March 23. Face-to-face classes will resume using remote instruction beginning on that
date. All online classes will continue as scheduled.
All campus labs will be closed to students.. You will be notified by your instructor
if your lab will continue.
What if I haven’t heard from my instructor?
If you haven’t heard from your instructor regarding your class, please submit your
concern using the complaint/suggestion page.
Are Continuing Education and Workforce classes cancelled?
Yes. All OCC campuses are closed to students and visitors to help limit the spread
of the Coronavirus.
What is remote instruction?
Remote instruction replaces in-class instruction with methods that limit face-to-face
contact. You are likely familiar with many tools of remote instruction, including:
- Live video lectures using Zoom, Skype, or other teleconferencing tools
- Discussion boards and chat rooms to discuss reading assignments
- Online resources
- YouTube videos
- Detailed assignment sheets for projects with informative links
- Email messages (reminder - students must use their OCC student email; private emails
are not permitted)
- Conference calls and video conferencing for one-on-one assistance
- Papers researched outside of class
- Using D2L for receiving assignments, submitting assignments, group email and discussion
How do I prepare for remote instruction if I’ve never had an online class before?
Sign up for our free Online Learning Readiness course, DIST-1000. It is a great resource
for learning how to use D2L and to be a successful online learner. New Horizons Leaning
is offering daily free live webinars on managing and working remotely. You can see
the schedule and register by scrolling to the bottom of the program page.
Who do I contact if I have questions about using D2L?
Call the D2L Helpdesk 24/7 including holidays at 855.772.1235 (toll free).
What if I don’t have a home computer or internet access?
Contact your instructor to discuss other alternatives the College may be able to provide.
When will we return to face-to-face instruction?
We don’t know yet. We continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with
Oakland County and state health officials to determine how best to curtail the spread
of the virus. This situation is evolving rapidly and we ask for your patience during
this challenging time. We will continue to provide updates to the College community
as we learn new information.
Summer registration just opened. Should I register for Summer classes?
Yes! The College is offering an array of classes for summer semester, including online
as well as 7, 10, 12 and 15-week courses. Classes will be delivered remotely until
we are allowed to offer face-to-face classes by federal, state and county health authorities
which we hope will align with the start of summer classes. All OCC registration services
and support are available online. If you are already an OCC student, you can register
online 24/7. We encourage you to register early, as many classes fill up quickly.
The College is waiving the early payment deadlines (April 1 and April 8) for Summer
2020 registration. The April 15 payment deadline remains in effect.
Is finals week changing or still the same?
As of now, finals week remains but we are committed to providing you updates as soon
as possible to any changes in the academic calendar.