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COVID-19 Update to Students

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COVID-19 Update to Students

Update to Students, March 16, 2020

Dear Students of Brighton College,

There are no known cases of COVID-19 at Brighton College.

Following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer on social distancing, Brighton College has determined that both Burnaby and Surrey campuses will move to face to face online teaching from Wednesday March 18, 2020, until further decision. All classes will be delivered online teaching at the time of day that they are regularly scheduled via Canvas and BlueJeans.

To download the BlueJeans, visit and follow the instruction here: https://www.bluejeans.com/downloads

To access your virtual classroom, please find the link of “BlueJeans Lecture” on your Canvas, or get BlueJeans meeting ID from your instructor. You could attend virtual class by entering as a guest, no login account required.

To support the transition to online learning, if you have difficulty accessing your virtual classroom, please contact your instructor.

For help with BlueJeans, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuPfLKJR3Lo.

For IT Support, email itservices@brightoncollege.com or call at (604) 416-0385.

All in-person student support services will move online from Wednesday, March 18th till further decision. Our staff will continue to work remotely, and campus facilities will not be accessible until further notice.

We have established a Student Information Line, which can be reached at (604) 430-5608. By calling the Student Information Line, you will be able to select from available services and be transferred to a staff representative.

We are continuing to monitor the changing conditions in BC. Brighton College will post updates on our website: www.brightoncollege.com as the situation changes over time.

Sincerely,
Brighton College Administration

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any cases of COVID-19 at Brighton College?
No, there are no known or suspected cases of COVID-19 at Brighton College.

Why are classes moving teaching online?
Brighton College is following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer, and wants to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through temporary social distancing measures. By moving our courses online for the remainder of the term, students can continue to study while maintaining social distance.

Are the school facilities open?
To promote social distancing during this critical time, all in-person student support services will move online from Wednesday, March 18th for the remainder of the Winter 2020 term. Our staff will continue to work remotely, and facilities will not be accessible until further notice.

What student support services are available by phone and online?
Administrative student support services (e.g. admissions, student services, employment services, IT support, student financial services, etc.) continue to operate remotely.

We have established a Student Information Line, which can be reached at (604) 430-5608. By calling the Student Information Line, you will be able to select from available services and be transferred to a staff representative.

For help with Canvas or BlueJeans, visit: www.brightoncollege.com/bluejeans/ or call the Canvas Helpdesk at (604) 416-0385

How will I take my exams?
Arrangements for online examinations are being made. Each course will have its own assessment methods. More details about your examinations will be announced by your instructor.

How can I pay my tuition fees?
In-person tuition fee payments are not available; however students can pay tuition fees through online banking.

For more information on how to pay tuition fees online, visit: https://brightoncollege.com/admissions/tuition-fees-and-financial-aid/

Will this move to online learning affect my study permit and/or post-graduation work permit eligibility?
No. We are moving the class from campus to be virtual classroom. It is still a face to face teaching but online. You will still have instructor for your full class hour.

How can I pick up my original documents?
Pick up of previously submitted official documents (e.g. international transcripts, test score documents, etc.) is temporarily unavailable, but we will send you the electronic document via email.

Can I still order my official Brighton College transcript?
Yes, transcript ordering is available as usual, however students will need to select mailing options as in-person pick-up is unavailable during this time. Express courier service is also unavailable, however transcripts can be mailed to student’s homes or to other institutions through regular mail service.