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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for Students

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  • For information about Duke University’s campus-wide response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit Duke's Coronavirus Response website for the latest updates.
  • For information particularly geared toward students, please visit Duke's Keep Learning website.
  • Access to the Law School is now restricted for essential purposes only. We will let you know when the building is open and available to students again.

  • Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that many classes will be using to create a virtual classroom. Please download and test Zoom now, so that we can help you troubleshoot any problems.
  • Zoom Basics
  • Zoom Start Guide and Additional Information
  • Quick Zoom video tutorial
  • In most cases, you will be accessing Zoom through a link that your faculty sends to you, but if you have not downloaded the web browser client, you can also use https://duke.zoom.us/.
  • You can also find the Zoom app in the App Store for iPhones and iPads and Google Play store for Android. Note: Joining your classes via a laptop, rather than mobile device, is strongly recommended, so that you can follow presentation slides. When using the Zoom app, you should select sign in with SSO, using the company domain “duke.zoom.us,” which will allow you to log in using NetID.

Your access to Sakai remains the same. You may find that your class relies on Sakai more heavily than it has in the past, or that you need to use features with which you aren’t already familiar. You can find specific tips and information for student users, including how to log in and navigate each course site, through Duke’s Sakai support.

You may already be familiar with Panopto from watching lectures when you had to miss a class. Many classes will use Panopto to give you access to recorded lectures. Look for a link to recordings from your professor or on Sakai.

  • Box is a file-sharing platform, much like Dropbox. In addition to sharing documents, it allows multiple people to edit the same document so that you can collaborate even while working remotely.
  • When you visit the Duke Box site, you’ll see a yellow “Log In” button; use your regular NetID and password (MFA will also be required).
  • Getting Started with Box offers an overview on how to upload content, collaborate on files, and edit documents within Box.

The Library has put together a web page with information on how to access library resources remotely. As this page indicates, through the Library’s efforts, West Academic is able to provide short-term access to textbooks online. The Library is expecting Carolina Academic Press and Wolters Kluwer to agree to do the same, so please check the resource page for updated information. If you are unable to access a particular text for a class, please contact ill@law.duke.edu for assistance. For other questions about access to library resources, contact the Reference Services Desk at ref@law.duke.edu.