The fall semester is approaching, and the online platform can cause anxiety for students and professors. Although the semester is remote, Southern New Hampshire University has a variety of resources for students to access from home.

Mobile Apps and Notifications

The Pulse App allows students to view their courses and grades on their mobile device and receive notifications when new content is posted. It is available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play store. When downloading the app, it will ask for the name of your school. Simply type in Southern New Hampshire University and sign in with the same username and password used on Brightspace.

If students don’t want to download the app, there are also text notifications available. These notifications can include grade postings, new content and assignment reminders. To sign up, log into Brightspace and click on your name in the corner. Click notifications and you can register your mobile number.

Free Microsoft Software for Students

Microsoft Outlook is another free app available to students on the Apple Store and Google Play store. You can access your school email on your mobile device by logging in with the same username and password used on Brightspace.

If you haven’t signed up for your free Microsoft account yet, it only takes a few steps. To get the free software, search Office 365 Education on the internet and it will bring you to the Microsoft website where you enter your school email address. You then have access to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Teams for the duration of your schooling at SNHU.

Online Learning Resources

The Pulse App and Microsoft Outlook are good resources to start with, but there are more available. Students can also access the Wolak Learning Center online. The learning center is offering free tutoring, coaching services, and online chats with a learning center employee. More information about its services are found under the SNHU COVID-19 tab on the mySNHU homepage.

The Shapiro Library is also accessible online. The online library offers articles, eBooks, databases and more. Students also have the option to chat with a Librarian by email, phone, and a 24/7 online chat. A link to the library’s website is found under the Applications tab on the right of the mySNHU home page.

Conclusion

The online semester may be challenging for many students, but there are multiple resources available to make Fall 2020 a successful semester from home. To access these services and more, log into your my mySNHU account for Brightspace, online learning services, and tech support.

Kate Boilard
Kate is a senior studying Creative Writing and English. She joined the Penmen Press in 2019 as a staff writer, and is now taking on the task of Lifestyle Editor. After writing articles for the Opinion and Arts and Entertainment sections of the paper, she is excited to work with fellow members to create Lifestyle articles. In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, playing video games, and spending time with friends.