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* Visit [[Wolfram_Mathematica#Home_Use_Program]] for information on how to use Mathematica Online
 
* Visit [[Wolfram_Mathematica#Home_Use_Program]] for information on how to use Mathematica Online
  
===Resources for Internet Access===
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===Resources for Acquiring Internet Access===
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For any student or employee in need of internet access, the following resources are available through ISPs.
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* Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household. More information at https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic
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* Comcast is offering free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. More information at https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.
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* Optimum Online - To enroll in Optimum's free service, call 866-200-9522, ask for the sales department and let them know you wish to qualify for the free service.
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* Spectrum is offering Free internet Access for 60 days for students with homes without internet access.  The Spectrum numbers are 1.844.488.8398 and 844-488-8395. More information at https://www.spectrum.com.
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* AT&T is offering open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. More information at https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#!/
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* Sprint is providing unlimited data to existing customers will allow all phones to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. More information at https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html?INTCID=HPB:ALL:ALL:COVID19:LP.
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* T-Mobile is providing plus unlimited data to existing customers and will allow all phones to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. More information at https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19?icid=MGPO_TMO_P_CUSTSUPT_K49SR0SE1EB2Z9F6E20091_HP#customers.
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* Verizon is offering discount programs to qualified low income households. More info at https://www.verizon.com/support/consumer/account/manage-account/lifeline-discount.
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Additionally, the recently announced [https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf FCC agreement] states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and provide open hot-spots during the pandemic crisis.

Revision as of 15:33, 21 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, William Paterson University Information Technology has created this article to assist our students, faculty and staff with information on continuing their education and work from off-campus.

Resources for Employees

Information on the variety of tools available for continuing remote work are available at Resources_for_Working_Remotely

Resources for Faculty & Online Instruction

For support with the use of Blackboard for online instuction, visis the Faculty Blackboard support page - Blackboard

Resources for Students

Blackboard Support

Software Available for Student Use on Personal Computers

The following software is available for limited use on personal computers and devices.

  1. Adobe Creative Cloud (available through May 31st 2020)
  • Visit Adobe_Creative_Cloud for additional information on how to access the Adobe Creative Cloud products on personal devices.
  1. SPSS Statistics (Subscription Free trial available through June 15th 2020)
  1. 'Wolfram Mathematica|Online (Available through August 15th 2020)

Resources for Acquiring Internet Access

For any student or employee in need of internet access, the following resources are available through ISPs.

Additionally, the recently announced FCC agreement states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and provide open hot-spots during the pandemic crisis.