You’re registered and logged into your new online class! Now what?
On this page you'll find how-to tips, self-guided training tutorials, video demonstrations and lots of resources to help you make your way through your online classes at Coyne College.
In order to use Google Classroom you first need a Gmail account. Click here to learn how to create a FREE Gmail account
This tutorial is a beginner's guide to Google Classroom. It will teach you how to login, navigate the system, view and submit assignments as well as learn how to communicate with your instructor and other students. To view a larger version of this video via YouTube click this link.
Additional Tips, Guides and Tutorials
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students: This is a 14-page reference guide to help students understand the platform. View and save this pdf for future reference.
How To: Quick Tutorial for Google Drive (Google Drive is a free cloud-based storage service that enables users to store and access files online. The service syncs stored documents, photos and more across all of the user's devices, including mobile devices, tablets and PCs.)
This spreadsheet contains useful tutorials for teachers and students on how to use all of the Google Apps and other online education platforms. Follow the links below to access the tutorials.
Free and Low Cost Internet Access
Do you have a child enrolled in CPS? Chicago Connected is a groundbreaking program that will provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. This first-of-its-kind program will be one of the largest and longest-term efforts by any city to provide free, high-speed internet over the course of four years to increase internet access for students. Visit this link for more information
Additional Resources: Various broadband providers and mobile carriers are offering free or low-cost access in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Broadband and Citizens Utility Board are collaborating to maintain an inventory of such programs in Illinois. These programs are available in the areas served by each respective provider, or as otherwise described
Using Your Phone as a Personal Hotspot
You can use your phone’s mobile data to connect another phone, tablet, or computer to the internet. Sharing a connection this way is called tethering or using a hotspot. Some mobile phones can share Wi-Fi connections by tethering.
When you use Personal Hotspot, your phone can share data with other devices, transmitting and receiving data for these devices. If you have the available data on your cellular plan, it's another option to connect devices to the Internet.
Many Apple and Android mobile phones can be set up to share the Internet.
Important: Some mobile carriers limit or charge extra for tethering. We recommend checking with your mobile phone carrier.
Apple: How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad
A Personal Hotspot lets you share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) when you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network.
For step by step instructions from Apple, go to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023
Use Instant Hotspot to connect to your Personal Hotspot without entering a password
With Instant Hotspot, the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) can provide Internet access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without requiring you to enter the password.
For instructions from Apple, go to
Android: Share a mobile connection by tethering or hotspot on Android
You can use your phone’s mobile data to connect another phone, tablet, or computer to the internet. Sharing a connection this way is called tethering or using a hotspot. Some phones can share Wi-Fi connections by tethering.
Most Android phones can share mobile data by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.
For instructions from Google, go to support.google.com/android/answer/9059108
More links coming soon!
Tips for Students for
Here are tips to help you be successful while learning remotely.
Check your email account multiple times each day.
Reach out to your instructors. Don't be afraid to ASK questions and ASK for help. If you have questions about an assignment contact your instructor for clarification.
Reading announcements and other notifications is crucial to having a successful online experience.
Please realize that due to the unusual circumstances, your instructor may not be able to respond immediately. Be patient, but follow up.