If your students need access to Bloodshed Dev C++, Office, Browsers,Google Earth Pro, SPSS, Silverlight, Minitab, Cn3D, Skype, Mathematica, Mendeley, NaturalReader, Ampac Semichem, Comsol, Lightwright, Matlab, OriginLab, Oxygen XML, and Stata. They can now run “the virtual desktop” usually found in the library, labs, and classrooms on their home computer. Here are simple instructions on how to do this on the Library’s website.
If your students do not have connectivity, here are some options currently available (as of March 15, 2020):
- FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).