Stay tuned to SLATE for details about your particular courses: Your instructors will communicate updates and course requirements through SLATE Announcements and Discussion Forums.
Computing & Internet Requirements for Remote Learning
With significant changes to Sheridan's academic environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, access to a computer equipped with a webcam and microphone, along with a reliable, high-speed internet connection, is now essential for all students to participate in remote learning activities and do class work.
Laptop Learning Programs
For many of Sheridan's programs, ownership of a suitable laptop is mandated as a condition of admission. If you are already registered in one of Sheridan's Laptop Learning programs and you have a computer that meets the published recommend standard, you'll be good to go.
Computing Requirements for Programs in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD)
FAAD has developed minimum and recommended computing standards for each of their programs. A listing of programs and their requirements can be viewed on the 2020-2021 FAAD Computing Requirements page.
Computing Requirements for all Other Sheridan Programs
For the majority of Sheridan programs, using any device with specifications along the lines of the Mac mainstream or Windows mainstream models that are used in the Laptop Learning programs will provide you with all of the processing power you need for remote learning and class work.
Internet Requirements for Remote Learning
We strongly recommend you have an internet connection that can effectively provide this speed for your device at all times:
- 10 Mbps Download
- 3 Mbps Upload
- Unlimited Usage Loaner Laptops No Longer Available
During the past winter and spring semesters, Sheridan made loaner laptops available to students as an emergency measure to ensure that students could complete their course work remotely. Unfortunately, Sheridan is not in a position to continue offering loaner laptops to students. The loaner laptop program has been discontinued.
Resources to support your learning
We understand that studying online is new for many students, and may be overwhelming. While our on-campus locations are closed, we're still here to support you! Just email email@example.com and we’ll connect you with the appropriate support team.
There are many resources available to help you keep up with your studies.
We've compiled this quick list of resources to help you with your remote learning:
- SLATE resources for students — for help with how to use SLATE
- Digital Learning Resources — for help with assignments, citation, tutoring, study skills or academic integrity
- Learning and Study Tools Hub — for tips and resources on time management and other study skills
- Ask a Librarian — chat with our Library staff online!
- Sheridan Tech Essentials — get connected to on- and off-campus technology resources as quickly and easily as possible.
Virtual event calendar
Join us for a variety of online sessions, designed to help you thrive during your remote learning experience.
View upcoming events
Tips for taking a class remotely
- Setting up your study space
- Getting (and keeping!) organized
- Studying for online tests
- Strategies to reduce test anxiety
- Taking online tests
- Open book tests
We recognize that the shift to remote learning may be challenging. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself on track:
- Create a dedicated study space — it should be away from those you’re quarantined with
- Make a schedule — keep on the same class schedule, if possible
- Pace yourself — break assignments into chunks to make them more manageable
- Reduce distractions — eliminate distractions to focus on your studies
- Communicate with your professors regularly — ask for clarification and help as necessary
Remember, if you're feeling anxious and want to connect with someone, we're only an email away: firstname.lastname@example.org