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What should you do if you are experiencing symptoms or notice someone else with symptoms?

Students, notify your instructors and complete the COVID-19 Referral Form.

Employees should contact their supervisor directly.

STUDENT RESOURCES

Canvas Information:

Thank you all for being patient as we move your courses online. I know many of you may be unfamiliar with Canvas. Below you will find in-depth guides on how to use Canvas.

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10701-canvas-student-guide-table-of-contents

If you have any technical issues, please click the “Help” button on the green ribbon to the left of your Dashboard in Canvas. Remember our team will be happy to assist you in any way over the next few weeks. At ESCC your success is our biggest concern.

Library Books (If Needed):

Our campus is taking steps to make sure you have access to course materials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate, or left your books on campus, we have partnered with our campus store, VitalSource® and major publishers to provide free access to online course material through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Simply log in to the VitalSource Bookshelf app using your school (.EDU) email address and view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf.

Next steps:

To get started, students should visit: (https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin).

Create an account on VitalSource bookshelf: create a Bookshelf account (https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020563694-Create-an-Account)
Students with existing Bookshelf accounts linked to their institution-provided email address will see a new tab called “Explore” when they login. This tab provides access to the freely available eBooks.

What is included?

VitalSource and publishers have worked together to make tens of thousands of ebooks available to allow students to find their required learning materials. Students may access up to seven titles.

Custom content, interactive content, and content used for assessment is not included. Commonly assigned materials from publishers, often referred to as “courseware” (like Pearson’s MyLab, Cengage MindTap, WileyPlus, etc.) are not included in this program. Most custom content is not included in VitalSource Helps.

Any content typically accessed via the LMS, such as Inclusive Access content, will still be available on LMS-integrated accounts. However, ebooks that are part of VitalSource Helps are only available through the Explore tab at bookshelf.vitalsource.com and within all native Bookshelf apps (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, etc.).

Where to go if you need support?

You can check out a list of frequently asked questions by visiting: (https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044467674).

Select here (https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360003068593) to get support.

Is the Bookshelf platform accessible for students with special needs?

Yes. We take accessibility seriously. You can find our VPATs here, and relevant support articles here. We ensure all materials meet a minimum standard of accessibility, and the Bookshelf platform supports even more accessibility features, but publishers determine enhanced accessibility for their own content.

Full program information is available at this link: https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps

Other options to find books online:
Finding an EBook on the ESCC Library Website
1. Go to the ESCC website at www.escc.edu
2. Select the STUDENT option (fourth in the top black bar).
3. Under STUDENT select STUDENT SERVICES and then CAMPUS LIBRARIES.
4. Go down under RESOURCES and find the BOOKS section. Then click on the light green
SEARCH THE ESCC ONLINE DATABASE.
5. At this point type in an author, title, or subject in the box.
6. An example is searching for Sports and Performance Drugs. The first book that comes up is an eBook. EBooks are indicated as an electronic resource within the title of the book. The call number will also have EB at the end of it. The location is indicated as Main in NETLIBRARY.

A level playing field [electronic resource] : African American athletes and the Republic of Sports Author Early, Gerald Lyn.
Call number GV583 .E26 2011 EB
Publisher Edition Pub date 2011
Holdings 1 copy available at MAIN in NETLIBRARY

Everything that is highlighted is what tells you that it is an eBook.

7. Click on the Title of the Book to view that item.

8. An URL link will appear at the bottom of the record under Item info: to access the eBook.

How to Access Alabama Virtual Library

1. Go to the ESCC website: www.escc.edu

2. Select the STUDENT option (fourth in the top black bar).

3. Under STUDENT select STUDENT SERVICES and then CAMPUS LIBRARIES.

4. Go down under RESOURCES and find then go to Online Databases–AVL.

5. Select College & University to find your resources available and choose the database that you wish to use.

AFTER CHOOSING A DATABASE:
In most of the databases, under Limit Your Results select the Full-Text box and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. For professional journal articles, place a check mark by Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

A Few Suggested Database
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)—provides full-text scholarly articles on general interest and a wide variety of other topics.
EBSCO Health Source Consumer Edition—consumer health information on a variety of topics including the medical sciences, nutrition, psychology, and general health.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints—provides perspective on controversial issues (excellent for argumentative papers or speeches).
Gale Literacy Sources—contains literacy criticism and biographical information about authors.
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts—provides full-text magazines and journals on research in drama, music, art, history, and filmmaking.
Gale OneFile: Science—over 1,000 peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Gale Virtual Reference Library—contains articles and eBooks on various topics.
History Reference Center (EBSCO)—contains full-text entries on historical events past and present.
MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)—contains information on diseases and conditions.
Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)—covers news on all branches of the military and government.
Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)—features articles from trade and industry-related publications.

Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms (MindTap, Owl, SAM, WebAssign, CNOW,etc.) and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of spring semester.  Starting Wednesday, March 18th Cengage Unlimited will be opened for free to all students for the remainder of the semester.  To get access students will go to www.cengage.com “Sign-in” and create an account if they do not already have one.

Graduate Information:

Please visit https://ESCCF.formstack.com/forms/escc_orientation_registration_form_copy_1 to order your cap, gown, and tassel.

Please be prepared to pay for the Graduation Regalia when you pick up.

The price of the cap, gown and tassel is $36.

Email any questions to escc@bba-corp.com or call 501-767-7780.

To get additional information about graduation and to apply, please visit https://www.escc.edu/office-of-the-registrar/

Enterprise State Community College is closely monitoring the situation with the coronavirus that is affecting various parts of the world. The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and will respond as necessary should a case develop on campus.

As a precaution, Symptoms and Prevention Guidelines are provided below:

Symptoms of the Virus include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The Center for Disease Control believes at this time that symptoms of virus may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. Should a person develop these symptoms, they should seek medical attention immediately as a precaution.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Awareness During Spring Break:

We urge everyone to be mindful of the COVID-19 coronavirus during Spring Break. We advise all members of the ESCC community to monitor news reports and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) in order to evaluate your Spring Break plans.

Preventing Illness

We all can contribute to a healthy community by preventing the spread of infectious illnesses. The following are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

See the CDC for additional information about prevention.

If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your primary care physician, an urgent care facility or your local health department.

Resources

CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Alabama Department of Public Health:
http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html

World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the College have this information posted?
The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. The College will continue to monitor developments on a daily basis and take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the campus community.

Is the campus safe? 
There is no exposure to COVID-19 at Enterprise State Community College or in the State of Alabama.

Will there be an academic impact for students?
The College is committed to ensuring students do not suffer academic penalty due to this situation.

Enterprise State Community College

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Enterprise State Community College offers excellent academic, technical, and workforce training programs in order to prepare students for jobs that are in demand! Our faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all ESCC students!

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