Resources & Contacts
The College will continue to offer regular updates to ensure that the Barnard community is well-informed and supported amid the changing circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The messages and updates that have been sent to the Barnard community can be found on this site.
Additional information on the coronavirus pandemic can be found on the following websites:
- Columbia University’s Preparedness website
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus website
- The World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus website
- The New York State Department of Health Coronavirus website and the New York City Department of Health Coronavirus website
We know that everyone in our community has been affected by the pandemic. Should you need support, we encourage you to reach out to our campus resources.
Virtual Class Resources and Instructions
The Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP), Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS), Barnard College Information Technology (BCIT), and other partners on campus have created training materials and other assistance for both students and faculty, including the following resources.
- The CEP has provided Tips and Strategies for Online Learning to share best practices with students.
- The CEP is providing remote learning consultations in which faculty and students can receive assistance with Canvas, Zoom, and online learning. To access these consultations, please email email@example.com.
- IMATS has provided Distance Learning Support resources related to Canvas, Zoom, computer hardware, and other instructional technologies.
- BCIT Student Computing is available virtually to help with specific computing needs, such as downloading software for your courses.
- The Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC) hosted virtual “walk-in” hours staffed by the ERC fellows. More information about the ERC can be found on their website.
- Barnard’s Class Deans are also available for any assistance.
Where Can I Go for Help?
If you have questions or concerns regarding access to a computer or learning online, please reach out to Jennifer Rosales, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have data-related questions, please email the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC) at email@example.com.
If you have academic or other concerns, you are always welcome to reach out to your Class Deans, who are available for virtual appointments.
If you would like to set up a consultation on teaching and learning, please reach out to Jennifer Rosales, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about instructional platforms, tools, or other technologies, please reach out to IMATS via email at email@example.com.
In addition to the Barnard resources listed at the top of the page, the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding Office Hours to help faculty with questions related to teaching remotely. More information and hours can be found on the CTL website.
A CTL Learning Designer has been assigned to work with Barnard faculty. They can assist with integrating technology into your teaching, CourseWorks (Canvas) course design, and a variety of other teaching and learning needs. More information can be found on the myBarnard portal.
Self-paced tutorials for online platforms can be found at the following links: