As Rock Valley Colleges transitions to online learning and alternative instructional delivery, we understand that there are many of you who are concerned with this change. Please know that we are working very hard to provide you with training and information to help you through this time.
Click on the button below to access a specialized course in EAGLE to help you succeed in your courses . There are videos and resources to serve as guides through this transition. Please reach out to your instructor for help and, if they cannot provide you with assistance, they can direct you to someone who can.
Ask questions: Be sure to ask for clarification or discuss any course issues you may have with your instructor, especially if you are new to online learning. If your instructor does not reply right away, they may be unusually busy, so ask for clarification from them regarding the length of time you should wait before you reach out again. Contact student services as a resource, we have provided a document under the Welcome Module for assistance as well – everyone at Rock Valley College is here to support you!
Create a productive study environment: Find or create a space at home where you study best and create a routine so you have the time set aside whether it is every day or every other day. Routine will help with the transition. Items you need to stay organized will include internet connection, laptop, tablet, smartphone, textbooks, headphones, microphone and camera (these are typically in a laptop).
Create a schedule: Set aside enough time for each week’s work. Setting reminders on your phone or other devices, using post-it notes, or keeping a calendar can help you stay on task. Practicing time management will be key during these extraordinary times.
Participate often: Participate with your peers and your instructor to stay connected in your course; share ideas and ask questions - offering feedback and working together are ways to maintain a supportive and active class environment and avoid the feeling of isolation.
Utilize the student EAGLE course: Rock Valley College has set up an entire course to help you with the transition to online learning. Watch the videos and email the college with questions or concerns. We’re here to help you with the transition to online classes.
EAGLE is accessible anywhere that has an Internet connection. Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser* release. The following browsers and Flash versions are supported:
*Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge not recommended.
To access EAGLE off campus go to https://rvceagle.instructure.com and enter your login credentials.
EAGLE mail is solely for course related communication ONLY.
Unfortunately, in order to keep all specific course communication with one central place, we are requiring students to keep their email internal to EAGLE and not be forwarded out of the system. We feel that this is in the best interests of all individuals involved with EAGLE. Thanks for understanding our processes!