Educational Resources Available by Distance

March 27, 2020

Classes Taught Online

Students will use Canvas as the Learning Management System to continue courses online. Additionally, some classes may require the use of Microsoft Teams or other tools for live web conferencing or phone conferencing. Please visit the following link for comprehensive guidance and support for all newly-transitioned online classes: Further details on specific course requirements will be communicated by the faculty.

How to Contact Faculty and Advisors

Faculty and advisors are available by email or voicemail. Search the directory online for contact info.

Tech Support Available by Email

The Technology Support Center (TSC) will be providing technology and user account support via email. Please contact the TSC by emailing Staff will review the requests and respond accordingly. 

ACE Offers Online Tutoring

Student Success will provide tutoring services and students will be able to request an online tutoring session. Once the form is filled out, a tutor will reach out to students directly to set up an appointment for their session. For students who already have assigned Success Coaches in ACE, coaches will be contacting them directly to set up a time to meet. We suggest that students have access to a computer or smartphone with strong internet in order to complete the session.

Writing Center Offers Virtual Consultations

The Writing Center in the Department of English is now taking appointments for virtual writing consultations that will start March 30. Students may sign up for online sessions via Navigate in their MyJSU accounts.  Contact the Writing Center coordinator, Mysti Nichols, at if you have any questions.  

Campus Bookstore Provides Online Textbooks, Buyback Assistance

To ensure students are equipped to learn wherever they are, the JSU Bookstore is providing free access to eTextbooks for the remainder of the spring semester. Students who have physical rental books will be given a free UPS label via email to ship books back at the end of the semester and the grace period to return rentals will be extended (more details to follow). Buyback periods will be extended once students return to campus to ensure they can continue to sell books back (more details to follow).

The Book Store is also providing free shipping for all items on its website, to ensure students have access to the tools they need. 

Library Offers Electronic Resources, iPads, and Curbside Pickup

All of Houston Cole Library’s electronic resources will remain available online through the duration of the semester. Students, faculty and staff may continue to request physical materials, including iPads, via a web form during business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Materials will be delivered curbside by appointment. Patrons returning materials are asked to use the outside book drop in the library’s parking lot. 

Disability Support Services Helps with Accommodations 

Students with disabilities should check with their Disability Support Services representative to ensure continuity of services for online courses and formats. For questions, please call 256-782-8380 or visit the Disability Resources website.