Miami Dade College is preparing to transition to a remote learning environment. Effective Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 29, all classes will be cancelled. During this time period, all employees will continue to report to campus so we can ready for the transition. The College will remain operational and all employees will report to work as scheduled.
A Message from the MDC Office of Emergency Management – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #3
Dear MDC Community,
Miami Dade College (MDC) continues closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is coordinating its efforts with the appropriate local and state authorities.
Although MDC remains open and all regular scheduled classes continue as planned, we have important information that we would like to share. Please click the link below to read more.
A Message to Students Regarding COVID-19
While MDC classes and operations continue as regularly scheduled, MDC has canceled all events college-wide until further notice based on recommendations from the Florida Governor.
We strongly advise you to take precautions against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Those who are experiencing influenza-like symptoms, with a fever greater than 100 degrees, and other related conditions, including cough, body aches, severe sore throat, or a runny nose, should consult with a medical professional and stay off campus until medical clearance is provided by a health care provider. Students who do not have health coverage are encouraged to contact Baptist Health Care On Demand. As a public health offering, they are providing free screening for cold or flu like symptoms (https://baptisthealth.net/en/lp/pages/care-on-demand.aspx).
MDCALERT/MEDICAL CAMPUS : Campus will be closed immediately.
Out of an abundance of caution, MDC is immediately closing Medical Campus, after a visitor who attended a recent, non-MDC event there has tested positive for COVID-19. MDC is consulting with local health officials regarding any additional actions.
MDC has also canceled all events college-wide until further notice based on recommendations from the Florida Governor. Classes at other campuses continue as regularly scheduled.
MDC Classes and Operations Continue as Regularly Scheduled
To be clear, the State University System’s directive to universities to immediately convert to online instruction does not include state colleges. Per the Florida Commissioner of Education, the COVID-19 risk to students and employees at our State Colleges and K-12 institutions remains low. Upon the recommendation of the Florida Department of Education, Miami Dade College and the other 27 state colleges remain open. We have taken several precautions which we have communicated to the college community via email, social media and on our dedicated website, www.mdc.edu/coronavirus. In the event the status of MDC classes and operations changes, we will immediately communicate it to employees and students, and will provide instructions for the continuation of the spring semester through alternative instructional methods, including online. We appreciate the patience and understanding of all students and employees. Their safety remains our top priority.
BlackBoard Introductory Webinars for Faculty
We are implementing proactive steps to assist you in the event we need to make courses available online for individual students or course sections. If you are not already using the BlackBoard Learning Management System, CIOL has a one-hour introductory webinar available for you to familiarize yourself with the system.
This Blackboard training session is designed for faculty who have no experience using a Learning Management System (LMS). It will cover the basics of using Blackboard as an instructor such as uploading the syllabus, accessing the class roster, and communicating with students using the e-mail and announcement tools in Blackboard.