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Choose your campus below to access the appropriate checklist to help you prepare for remote learning. 

Manhattan students


Download the Manhattan student checklist (pdf)

What do you need to do?

  • If notified of a campus transition to remote teaching and learning strategies, do not physically attend any class on campus, unless instructed.
  • Look for Class Continuation instructions from your instructor. Your instructor may communicate with you via email or through Canvas.
  • Know and understand the expectations from your instructor(s) including due dates. Your instructor may provide an addendum to the course syllabus.
  • Have access to resources needed to complete activities scheduled for the day (such as Canvas and enough bandwidth to watch videos). Contact your instructor if you have any concerns about being able to access course content.
  • Know the best way to reach your instructor with questions about the course activities. Your instructor should share this with you in an email or through Canvas.
  • If you have a lab, please clarify with your instructor the lab activity expectations.
  • Use online resources from the K-State Library for research or get research support through email and chat services. View a full list of available support at lib.k-state.edu/continuation.
  • For students with accommodation needs, please work with your instructor to find a resolution. If further assistance is needed please contact the appropriate office:


Technology Recommendations and Considerations

Review the minimum system requirements for student computers.

  • While a USB headset is not required, it may be helpful to have one (or a good set of earbuds with a microphone) for courses that will be using virtual classes through a web conferencing system such as Zoom.
  • To access tools and systems securely, whether in the U.S. or out of the county, use the virtual private network. The K-State Global Protect VPN is available for Windows and Macs. To access, use the links below
  • Test required tools and systems such as Canvas, Zoom and Mediasite before an assignment is due.
  • Confirm your notifications from Canvas are enabled. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student? - (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624-4212710344)
  • Some faculty (College of Business, VetMed and K-State Polytechnic) use the LockDown Browser (LDB), which is downloaded from Canvas. The quiz/assignment will be marked with LDB, please test when asked to do so.
  • Make sure your operating system and computer virus and malware protection is up-to-date. K-State’s antivirus information is available on this website.
  • Back-up your files in the event of a hardware malfunction. As K-State students, you have access to Office 365 and One Drive with up to 1 TB of cloud storage.
  • If you need help, call or email the IT Help Desk (785-532-7722) or (helpdesk@ksu.edu).
  • What if I have out-of-classroom activities, such as clinical or field placements? Students involved in these activities should receive direction from their faculty and supervisors at clinical or field placements. If you do not receive direction, you should contact them directly for instructions.

Olathe students


Download the Olathe student checklist (pdf)

What do you need to do?

  • If notified of a campus transition to remote teaching and learning strategies, do not physically attend any class on campus, unless instructed.
  • Look for Class Continuation instructions from your instructor. Your instructor may communicate with you via email or through Canvas.
  • Know and understand the expectations from your instructor(s) including due dates. Your instructor may provide an addendum to the course syllabus.
  • Have access to resources needed to complete activities scheduled for the day (such as Canvas and enough bandwidth to watch videos). Contact your instructor if you have any concerns about being able to access course content.
  • Know the best way to reach your instructor with questions about the course activities. Your instructor should share this with you in an email or through Canvas.
  • If you have a lab, please clarify with your instructor the lab activity expectations.
  • Use online resources from the K-State Library for research or get research support through email and chat services. View a full list of available support at lib.k-state.edu/continuation.
  • Students with accommodation needs should contact their instructor to discuss solutions. If further assistance is needed, please contact K-State Olathe Student Services at 913-307-7373 or olatheapp@k-state.edu.


Technology Recommendations and Considerations

Review the minimum system requirements for student computers.

  • While a USB headset is not required, it may be helpful to have one (or a good set of earbuds with a microphone) for courses that will be using virtual classes through a web conferencing system such as Zoom.
  • To access tools and systems securely, whether in the U.S. or out of the county, use the virtual private network. The K-State Global Protect VPN is available for Windows and Macs. To access, use the links below
  • Test required tools and systems such as Canvas, Zoom and Mediasite before an assignment is due.
  • Confirm your notifications from Canvas are enabled. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student? - (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624-4212710344)
  • Some faculty (College of Business, VetMed and K-State Polytechnic) use the LockDown Browser (LDB), which is downloaded from Canvas. The quiz/assignment will be marked with LDB, please test when asked to do so.
  • Make sure your operating system and computer virus and malware protection is up-to-date. K-State’s antivirus information is available on this website.
  • Back-up your files in the event of a hardware malfunction. As K-State students, you have access to Office 365 and One Drive with up to 1 TB of cloud storage.
  • If you need help, call or email the IT Help Desk (785-532-7722) or (helpdesk@ksu.edu).
  • What if I have out-of-classroom activities, such as clinical or field placements? Students involved in these activities should receive direction from their faculty and supervisors at clinical or field placements. If you do not receive direction, you should contact them directly for instructions.

Polytechnic students


Download the Polytechnic student checklist (pdf)

What do you need to do?

  • If notified of a campus transition to remote teaching and learning strategies, do not physically attend any class on campus, unless instructed.
  • Look for Class Continuation instructions from your instructor. Your instructor may communicate with you via email or through Canvas.
  • Know and understand the expectations from your instructor(s) including due dates. Your instructor may provide an addendum to the course syllabus.
  • Have access to resources needed to complete activities scheduled for the day (such as Canvas and enough bandwidth to watch videos). Contact your instructor if you have any concerns about being able to access course content.
  • Know the best way to reach your instructor with questions about the course activities. Your instructor should share this with you in an email or through Canvas.
  • If you have a lab, please clarify with your instructor the lab activity expectations.
  • Students with accommodation needs should contact their instructor to discuss solutions. If further assistance is needed, please contact Julie Rowe at 785-826-2971 or jarowe@k-state.edu.


Technology Recommendations and Considerations

Review the minimum system requirements for student computers.

  • While a USB headset is not required, it may be helpful to have one (or a good set of earbuds with a microphone) for courses that will be using virtual classes through a web conferencing system such as Zoom.
  • To access tools and systems securely, whether in the U.S. or out of the county, use the virtual private network. The K-State Global Protect VPN is available for Windows and Macs. To access, use the links below
  • Test required tools and systems such as Canvas, Zoom and Mediasite before an assignment is due.
  • Confirm your notifications from Canvas are enabled. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student? - (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624-4212710344)
  • Some faculty (College of Business, VetMed and K-State Polytechnic) use the LockDown Browser (LDB), which is downloaded from Canvas. The quiz/assignment will be marked with LDB, please test when asked to do so.
  • Make sure your operating system and computer virus and malware protection is up-to-date. K-State’s antivirus information is available on this website.
  • Back-up your files in the event of a hardware malfunction. As K-State students, you have access to Office 365 and One Drive with up to 1 TB of cloud storage.
  • If you need help, call or email the IT Help Desk (785-532-7722) or (helpdesk@ksu.edu).
  • What if I have out-of-classroom activities, such as clinical or field placements? Students involved in these activities should receive direction from their faculty and supervisors at clinical or field placements. If you do not receive direction, you should contact them directly for instructions.