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OPSU COVID-19 Information

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Information for Students

Instructions on how to enroll for the Summer & Fall 2021 semesters can be found here.

Counseling Services:
Our campus Counselor, Rene Ramon, will be available for virtual counseling appointments. Please text or call 580-651-3302. If you have a regular appointment with Rene, please continue. You will just call/text in instead of visiting her in the office. If you have never been seen by Rene, but would like to schedule an appointment please call 580-651-3302.


Tutoring Services:
All students have a Tutor.com account. If your course is a canvas course, the link is in the left margin. If your course is in D2L, it is in the resources tab on the top right. In either platform, YOU MUST BE IN YOUR DESIRED COURSE TO ACCESS IT. It is not available from the dashboard. Also, if you run out of hours, call 580-349-1533. More hours can be added.


What if I have more questions?
Please call 580-349-1558 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible, or we will direct your call to another office if appropriate. Our goal is to give you extended support through this time.

Contact your professor, academic advisor, or call 580-349-1558 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible so that we can get you back on track.

Faculty & Staff Virtual Campus Support

All OPSU faculty members have accounts in and should have access to Canvas. To access your Canvas account, please go to https://opsu.instructure.com/. Your login address and password are the same that you use to login to your OPSU account.

Here are some resources from the Canvas Community:

If students need to be added to a Canvas course, please send the course CRN to Olivia Robinson at olivia.robinson@opsu.edu

If faculty members are experiencing any issues with Canvas, please contact Olivia Robinson, Registrar, at olivia.robinson@opsu.edu

Faculty already have D2L course shells created with students enrolled for each course they are teaching. D2L is easily accessed from the my.opsu.edu portal by clicking on the Aggie Scholars Online Classroom icon. No additional login is required.

All Faculty have been enrolled in an Aggie Scholars (D2L/Brightspace) Instructor Training course for D2L that includes short how-to videos covering introductory through advanced instruction on the many tools available in the system. Additional local support is available for both faculty and students by emailing aggiescholars@opsu.edu.

Course material is easily accessed by students in D2L as the system automatically formats most content for any size screen without needing a mobile app. Tools are available for real-time engagement with students in either audio/video or audio only formats. Additional tools allow students to submit video or audio assignments as well as traditional drop box type assignments and quizzes.

All Faculty are eligible for a Zoom Pro account https://zoom.us/

For training materials to use Zoom for education please see:
https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/06/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/

If you would like access to Zoom and haven’t already received an invitation to activate your Zoom Pro account please email Howard Henderson at howardh@opsu.edu

If you require additional hardware to use Zoom, please contact your Department Chair or Dean.

Summer & Fall 2021

OPSU is excited to partner with TouchNet OneCard to offer a new ID card system for added functionality across campus. To access and use your Aggie Campus ID, please view the Guide for Installing OneCard at onecard.opsu.edu .

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has partnered with Akademos to better serve students with a new experience for book rentals and purchasing.

OPSU launched a new online bookstore for all textbooks and course materials. Selecting and ordering books is entirely done through the Online Bookstore system, and students will have their course materials shipped to them on an individual basis.

Visit bookstore.opsu.edu

For specific academic, course, or scheduling questions contact the Academic Resource Center:

Phone: 580-349-1558

Email: arc@opsu.edu

Website: arc.opsu.edu

Campus & Community

All Campus Events can be found on the Events Calendar.

View the Events Calendar

As of June 3, 2021

0 – Known Active Student Case(s)

0 – Known Active Employee Case(s)

0 – Known Active Quarantine Case(s)

*These data only include students and employees at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. It is important to note that an active case does not necessarily mean that the individual is currently on campus, has visited the campus while infected, or has ever been on campus. To the best of our ability, we will not include students who are taking online classes unless they live on campus. Once a student or employee is identified as an active case, campus officials follow CDC and university protocols in advising the student or employee to isolate for the recommended number of days. The State Department of Health tracks official numbers of cases in the county where our campus is located and the surrounding area on the state COVID website: https://looker-dashboards.ok.gov/embed/dashboards/44

CARES Act

The U.S. Department of Education announced additional funding allocated to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. OPSU is also able to provide additional financial assistance with this funding to our students who have been economically impacted by this global pandemic through the federally funded CARES Act.

Student eligibility for financial assistance through the Panhandle State CARES Student Aid Grant is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Students enrolled in the Fall and/or Spring 2021 semesters are eligible to apply for the funds. At this time, international and non-citizens students are not eligible for the funds.

Students receiving the first CARES student aid grant will be required to complete a new application. To apply, please complete the short application form at my.opsu.edu to be considered for your Panhandle State CARES Student Aid Grant. Students will need their student ID number to apply.

OPSU also has academic, activity, and athletic scholarships available. For information on how to apply go to scholarships.opsu.edu

  • OPSU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students on April 13, 2020. OPSU used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • OPSU received $441,292 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • OPSU has distributed $441,292 as of February 19, 2021 in Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • There are an estimated 635 students at OPSU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • 477 OPSU students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • OPSU students were asked to complete an online CARES Emergency Financial Aid Grant application. On the application, students verified they had additional expenses related to items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare due to the disruption of campus operations caused by the coronavirus.
  • Set amounts were awarded to students based on their enrollment status.
  • A campus-wide email was sent to all students, faculty, and staff on April 30th, notifying them of the availability of the emergency grants and giving instructions to log into the student portal and complete the application.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act