Whether it’s your first time back to school in college or not, the 2020 fall semester will be historic for everyone. Although it will not be “conventional”, we are hopeful that it will start on a positive note.
So, to make the start of your term enjoyable, we created this page where you will find all the tools that will allow you to reduce the hassle.
Self-declaration Procedure (COVID)
If you think you have symptoms associated with Covid-19, follow the procedure.
If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself and answer this Declaration Form.
Unfortunately, since a return to full lockdown cannot be ruled out, hybrid education is the preferred approach for the duration of the fall 2020 term.
What exactly is it? It is a mix of classroom (in-person) and remote courses. Most theory courses (academic courses) will be given remotely, while some laboratories could adopt an in-person formula.
We know that remote learning is not easy for everyone. That’s why we’re working on organizing the schedules for all programs so you can still have certain periods in class.
For now, here’s what has been planned*:
2, 3, 6, 9, 12
2nd, 3rd year and up
4, 7, 10
Week 1 begins on August 24 (orientation week) Week 2 begins on August 31 Etc. No classes are held during the mid-semester break from October 12–16.
*This schedule may be subject to change based on labs planned in your different courses and your progress. It will be important to rely on the syllabi and especially the MIOs (Omnivox Internal Messaging) sent by the teachers.
You’re probably thinking that with remote courses, you will have to have some technological tools at your disposal.
This is the most important educational tool. It allows you to:
Pay your tuition and other fees
Get your schedule
Connect with teachers, staff and students through Omnivox Internal Messaging (MIO)
See your e-student card
Access Lea (courses, assignments, notes, etc.)
You can access it here. You can also download the mobile app.
As you probably suspect, writing an assignment on a mobile phone is not ideal. That’s why you’re strongly advised to purchase a laptop (or tablet with keyboard) with a camera and microphone. You will obviously need internet access and a quiet place to take part in your classes.
It is also important to check whether your computer is capable of supporting the software required for your coursework. A list of recommended devices for each program will be available shortly here.
If you already have everything you need at home or are going to get it: That’s great.
Do you have to travelto get to the college? Do you not have access to an internet connection? Does your family situation make it difficult to take remote courses? Don’t worry about it. Workstations will be made available to you at the college. Details on their use will be released in August.
Office 365 (free)
Good news! The college is giving you free access to the entire Office 365 suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, etc.) during your college education. You can use it online or install it on your personal computer. That way, you’ll have access to all your assignments, wherever you are.
No need to buy this software either. Antidote will be provided free of charge for the fall semester.
The procedure for accessing it will be communicated to you soon.
Did you know that Cégep de Sept-Îles has a mobile app (in French)? You will find a lot of information about student life (events, services, job offers, school calendar, etc.).
You have to use your @cegepsi.ca email to log in.
Afterwards, here is the procedure to install it (in French)
From August 31 to September 11, your COOP is extending its opening hours to allow you to collect your books, textbooks and school supplies! Hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open for lunch). Only one person can enter the COOP at a time.
If you wish to purchase a COOP card, you must go in person.
Avoid queues and order by email
For this semester, the COOP team is accepting orders by email. Make sure to mention your name, your phone number, your membership number, the title of the book, the name of the teacher, the course number and the method of payment (credit or on the website) to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery to your car
If you made a prepaid order by email, you could have your order delivered to your car in the following days, between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.
You can borrow books or audio-visual material without any problem.
The workstations will be rearranged to allow you to work in complete safety.
If you cannot take your courses online from home, you can use the computers at the library. You must reserve one of the workstations provided for this purpose. All the necessary software is already installed on the computers. The procedure for reservations will be available shortly.
The main hall and the Café Campus (student lounge) will be accessible. Seated areas where you can remove your mask will be marked out.
Aside from courses, a “vibrant” college would not be one without a vibrant student life! Despite the situation, you will see that activities will still take place and that you will have access to all the services necessary to help you succeed.
As you are entering college under special circumstances, you will be given special attention. The entire Student Services team will be there to support you. Rest assured that all services will be offered even in a hybrid format (adapted services, financial aid for studies, psychosocial assistance, educational assistance, etc.).
To view them, visit the Services page of the site or the “Services” tile in the mobile app (in French).
All that is great, but is it going to be “fun” at the college this fall? You’d better believe it! The Student Services team is preparing social, cultural, community and sports activities tailored to the situation.