Butte College students begin learning remotely during coronavirus pandemic

Spring break is now over for Butte College and students return Wednesday but not to classrooms.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 12:46 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 1:23 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Spring break is now over for Butte College and students return Wednesday but not to classrooms. 

Last week, the president of Butte College announced that all face to face instruction would be suspended. 

Most students will be doing everything mostly through a computer.

Action News Now spoke to Carrie Monlux, the Dean of Student Services she says students will continue with classes through their online learning management system - "Canvas."

Since all facilities from Butte College are closed to students, there are other methods of learning on top of the existing ones.

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"Some students and faculty will be as simple as going back and forth across with Butte College email. Then we have some faculty using 'Zoom.' It's an audio or video conference platform," Monlux said.

Students who don't have access to the internet or a computer must contact their professors to make accommodations.

Student services will still be available but they will all be done online or over the phone.

The college previously opened its computer labs while maintaining social distancing measures but those have since closed.

The most recent enrollment numbers for the college from last August show nearly 10,000 students enrolled.

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