Updated Sept. 15, 2021 — The following information relates to specific guidelines for courses during the Fall 2021 semester. Please consider including this material in course syllabi. 

Georgia Tech is committed to promoting a campus community that supports holistic well-being, as well as empowering students to make choices that enable positive health outcomes. As we continue to live and learn through a pandemic, Georgia Tech strongly encourages students to utilize several tools not only to reduce their own risks of infection from Covid-19, but also to help reduce the overall levels of transmission in the community.  

These tools include: 

  1. Getting fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated at Tech is easy and free.
  2. Wearing face coverings consistently in all indoor settings and also in outdoor settings when in close proximity to others. 
  3. Getting tested on a regular basis, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or asymptomatic. No appointment is needed for Georgia Tech’s asymptomatic testing, and it is free.
  4. Avoiding touching your face until you have cleaned your hands with soap and water or used hand sanitizer. 
  5. Immediately self-quarantining or self-isolating if you experience any symptoms that could be related to Covid-19 or if you have tested positive for Covid-19.  

Additional information and resources are available on the Tech Moving Forward website.

Office Hours: 

To meet students' requirements, needs, and comfort levels, meetings and office hours will be offered in-person, virtually, or outdoors. 

Dean of Students Office, CARE Center, Counseling Center, Stamps Health Services, and the Student Center: 

The CARE Center and the Counseling Center, Stamps Health Services, and the Dean of Students Office will offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Student Center services and operations are available on the Student Center website. For more information on these and other student services, contact the Dean of Students or the Division of Student Life.  

The following guidance addresses practices that were common during AY2020-2021 and may still be relevant to some courses for Fall 2021, such as online courses. If applicable to a given course, this information may be inserted into the syllabus. 

Information Related to Covid-19: 

Students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the Institute guidelines, information, and updates related to Covid-19. Find campus operational updates, Frequently Asked Questions, and details on campus surveillance testing and vaccine appointments on the Tech Moving Forward site.   

Recordings of Class Sessions and Required Permissions:

Classes may not be recorded by students without the express consent of the instructor unless it is pursuant to an accommodation granted by the Office of Disability services. Class recordings, lectures, presentations, and other materials posted on Canvas are for the sole purpose of educating the students currently enrolled in the course.

Students may not record or share the materials or recordings, including screen capturing or automated bots, unless the instructor gives permission. Digitally proctored exams may require students to engage the video camera, but those recordings will not be shared with or disclosed to others without consent unless legally permitted.   

  • For classes where participation is voluntary, students who participate with their camera engaged or utilize a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded.
  • For classes requiring class participation, if students are identifiable by their names, facial images, voices, and/ or comments, written consent must be obtained before sharing the recording with persons outside of currently enrolled students in the class.   

Exam Proctoring: 

This course will use digital proctoring for exams (indicate all or some of the exams). The following are required of students: 

  • Review important Honorlock technical requirements and Student FAQs. 
  • Students must have a broadband internet connection. 
  • Students must have a webcam and microphone. 
  • Students must have a secure private location to take an exam. 
  • Students will be asked to provide a picture ID and take a picture of themselves via a webcam as part of the exam process. 
  • Honorlock is not compatible with Linux OS, Virtual Machines, tablets, or smartphones. 
  • Honorlock requires the installation of Google Chrome and the Honorlock Chrome extension.