Canyons Connects

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Canyons Connects (Powered by Starfish) is software intended for retention and intervention. The software connects many instructors, students and many campus services together under one umbrella. This affords instructors to the ability to raise awareness if there are small nudges to help a student correct underperforming, or celebrating a student's fantastic effort!

The Canyons Connects allows for an instantaneous referral to help a student intentionally, and exactly where they may need support. This support can encircle the students with multiple service ensuring high touch support, and that no student is left behind.

Support Includes:

  • Access to office hours
  • Counseling & Advising
  • Tutoring Services
  • Special Population contact
  • Peer Mentor Outreach
  • BIT connections
  • Health & Welfare Services
  • Financial Aid
  • with MANY more coming online...

 

Canyons Connects Updates - Updated Language: (Attendance Concerns)

SUBJECT: Your participation is missed in Introduction to Microbiology.

MESSAGE:

Dear Student Name,

This message is being sent to you from Canyons Connects on behalf of your instructor.

Personalized notes from your instructor:


We recognize that this semester has presented many challenges for students and your instructor has noted you have been absent from class. The move to remote instructional delivery may be affecting your academic performance and grades.
We want to help you through this semester—whether that is continuing in the course, selecting a differing grading option or withdrawing. You have options.


Pass/No Pass Option

A pass or no pass option enables a student to use a Pass grade to be used in their major coursework BUT there could be limitations for transfer. There are many considerations a student must weigh before choosing this option. Access Counseling Services and/or meet virtually with a Counselor: https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/counseling/continuing/index.php.

 

Withdrawal Options
For students who wish to drop from a course, you can choose a Student Withdrawal and Excused Withdraw (EW). Both options provide the student with a refund. TA student can withdraw themselves from a course using My Canyons resulting in a W on your transcript in the course. If this is not done by the course deadline*, then an FW (Failed to Withdraw) grade could be assigned as the final grade in the course. Students who withdraw from the course will have the option of repeating the course. There are many considerations a student must weigh before choosing this option. Access Counseling Services and/or meet virtually with a Counselor:

https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/counseling/continuing/index.php.

Incomplete (I) Grade
An Incomplete MAY be an option if you cannot complete your course this semester. An Incomplete is a contract between you and the faculty member; you will need to work with the instructor to independently complete the course. If an Incomplete is arranged, the student has one year to complete the course (until the end of spring 2021). Please contact your instructor to determine if an Incomplete is appropriate for your circumstances.

You are welcomed and encouraged to consult with Counseling Faculty and staff if you have any questions regarding your educational plan. Access Counseling Services and/or meet virtually with a Counselor: https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/counseling/continuing/index.php.

Sent on behalf of,

Instructor’s name

*Consult your instructor for deadline dates