Course Structure and Student Services
Below are the formats classes may be offered for fall semester 2021:
- Seated on campus: class will be on campus full-time.
- Hyflex or blendflex: classes offer flexibility between online and face-to-face participation. May use asynchronous or synchronous online format.
- Hybrid or blended: class might have both in-person and online parts.
- Mostly online: class is nearly all online, but may have up to two required on campus activities or meetings.
- Completely online synchronous: the class is online, and you don't have to come to campus, but there are still class meetings (online) you'll need to attend each week.
- Completely online asynchronous: the class will be taught online, and there are no class meetings. Get your work done each week on your own time.
More information about course delivery methods can be found here http://www.anokaramsey.edu/course-delivery/
Changes to the schedule
There may be changes to the schedule as room capacity and other CDC or MDH recommendations occur. If there is a change to a course for which you are registered, you will receive a notice of a change. This notice unfortunately will not indicate what change occurred or for what class. Please print or save your original schedule to help you identify the change that was made.
Additional videos to help you navigate online courses, your student eServices account, and more can be found here.
Course Delivery Methods (on-campus, online synchronous, online asynchronous, etc.)
Dropping vs. Withdrawing from a Course
How to Navigate eServices
How to Search and Register for Courses
How to Access and Review your Degree Audit Report
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
As the academic schedule gets finalized, we will also be reviewing our student services plan to identify which services may return to campus for fall semester 2021. Currently, student services, including things like academic advising, tutoring, financial aid and counseling will be delivered remotely. Services are available over the phone or via virtual meeting. A complete list of contacts and additional details can be found on our website.
Student Service Options
The college does not require students or employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is strongly encouraged to protect the health of individuals and the campus community.
Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks or other face coverings and keep a distance of six feet from others. Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask but are welcome to do so if they choose.
Those coming to campus should familiarize themselves with our new procedures which include, self-monitoring, screening, cleaning and sanitizing and social distancing practices.
To further support safety and hygiene practices, hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant tools will be readily available on campus.
Building access will be limited and available only through designated doors during designated hours. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have updated distancing guidelines to 3ft physical distancing for fall semester 2021. We are currently reviewing our room capacity and how this will impact our ability to offer classes on campus.
Classrooms will be scheduled and equipped to allow for staggered entry and exit on campus, and to meet current guidance on gathering size and social distancing.
We’re committed to providing students access to the technology needed to succeed.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to support students with the equipment, software and internet access needed for successful learning.
Students in need of technology to continue their education should complete a ARCC/ATC Student Loaner Request. Once completed someone from ARCC/ATC OIT department will connect to help determine what equipment will best fit your needs.
Complete a Student Computer Loaner Request
Self-Service Technology Resources and Tutorials
- Student Technology Resources: View resources from Anoka-Ramsey IT
- eServices, D2L (Desire 2 Learn), college email: Access eServices, D2L and your college email
- Student email: Set up student email
- Office 365: Directions to access Office 365
- Additional software plugins (Adobe Acrobat Reader, Shockwave Player, etc.): Download additional plugins
- Zoom (virtual meeting tool): Log in using your Star ID and password
- Zoom tutorials: View video tutorials, tips for participating (PDF), troubleshoot if you cannot download the Zoom client
- Minnesota State Resources: View student technology help resources
- View computer lab hours
Resources for Support
We understand this moment is uniquely challenging.
Managing closures, postponements and rules regarding our public health can be stressful. Navigating changing employment or benefit status, food insecurity, childcare fluctuations and dozens of other challenges can make it difficult to focus on academics.
Basic Needs Resources