Student COVID-19 Online Resources

Please ensure that you have a working laptop with internet connectivity as well as a microphone and/or camera.

Need help? Email us at

Communicating with you

  • All official and class emails will be sent to your Chicago-Kent Gmail account  You may access your account through myIIT:

Class Websites

We will be using Blackboard to post materials for your classes.  Every class automatically has a Blackboard site. You will be added and dropped from Blackboard site as you add and leave your classes.  You may access Blackboard through myIIT or

Class Meetings & Recordings

We will be using Zoom for your online class meetings.  Your class will automatically be recorded.  You should see your class recordings in the “course video” link in your Blackboard site a few days after your class meets. 

Hybrid classrooms

Several classrooms at Chicago-Kent have been modified to accommodate COVID restrictions.  You will be able to connect with your classmates who are in the classroom or using Zoom to attend class.  If you’d like to attend all of your classes remotely, please contact Steve Sowle.   

  • Your professor will take attendance.   
  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times.  

Library Resources

Student Resources

We have put together some useful resources for adapting to online learning, dealing with anxiety and stress, and other concerns. Click here to learn more.

Available Video conference tools

  • Zoom (Video conference for all classes)

    • Chicago-Kent uses Zoom for all classes. Your faculty have been assigned a license to conduct classes.

    • The university recently purchased a Campus wide Zoom license. We will be working with the University to transition all CK users including students in Spring 2021, 

  • Google Meet: 

    • Meet offers video conferencing/phone conferencing with the ability to record meetings.

    • It is built into Google Apps for Chicago-Kent and works seamlessly with Google Calendar.

    • Google Meet can be used audio-only (if your computer does not have a webcam but has a microphone). We are trying to obtain webcams for faculty who don’t have them.

    • Currently, 250 users can participate in a meeting.

    • Google Meet can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet via Google Play or the Apple App Store.

    • You can use Google Meet for one-on-one meetings or meetings with your classmates.

    • Instructions

Review videos

  • To access class videos posted by your professor, go to Blackboard and sign in with your portal credentials.

Tools used for Course materials/Forums/discussions:

Library Resources

Internet and Cell data Information from external vendors



  • Helpdesk: The helpdesk will be open from 8:30am - 7pm Mon-Thurs and 8:30am - 5pm  Fri. 

    • Email support: Email us at

      • Please be extremely specific regarding what you need so that we can appropriately assign the correct support staff.

    • Phone: Call: 312-906-5300

    • Remote support: IT uses a Bomgar remote support software  to connect to your computer to troubleshoot