Welcome to the beginning of the semester. We write to provide you with information regarding possible power outages in the Bay Area that could affect your courses as the semester gets underway.
During the fall months, California power companies will sometimes shut off power to cities and neighborhoods on a rolling basis to conserve power or to lower the risk of fires in the hills and valleys. Many cities in California are due for outages this week. Your course instructor may be teaching remotely from an area due for an outage. The majority of the time the outages are known in advance and can be found on the PG&E website. There is a chance the outages could happen quickly. If you are unable to connect with your instructor during your remote class time, please do not worry. Your instructor will be able to provide the class with alternative assignments and may already have back-up plans in place. If you are unable to connect, write your instructor and they will follow up with you.
You may also be worried if you do not have the Zoom addresses for all of your remote classes. If your course Canvas site has been published, you may find the Zoom link there. If you do not have your course Zoom link yet, be patient. Some instructors may send course instructions to you the day of class.
If you have problems related to Canvas, 24/7 live Canvas support is available by calling (844) 702-5213. You can also find resources and support on the USF Student Canvas homepage.
We wish you a wonderful first week of the academic year.
Tyrone H. Cannon
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Vice President of Student Life