CDM Remote Learning: Resources and FAQ | DePaul University: COVID-19 Updates and Guidance.
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Spring Quarter 2020 was unlike any other, but as DePaul University closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDM students and faculty rose to the challenge of learning, serving, and thriving remotely.
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DePaul University will continue to update their
COVID-19 Updates and Guidance page. Please visit that page for the most current information and a list of
The FAQ below answers questions more specific to CDM. We will continue to update this page with more information. Please email
Elly Kafritsas-Wessels if you cannot find the answer to your question below.
update on campus access was sent to students on November 13. Student access to campus is being restricted, with the exception of open computer labs. All buildings will require students to show a DePaul ID and sign in. Current Loop building hours are:
Restricted access will last through December 22. All University buildings will be closed from December 23 through January 3 for the holidays.
Students, faculty, or staff who plan to come to campus are required to first complete the
University’s Health and Safety Training. Additionally, each time you come to campus, you must conduct a self-screening of your health and be prepared to display your
#CampusClear app results to a university official prior to entering a DePaul facility. The health and safety of everyone at DePaul depends on the cooperation of all who come to campus. By taking care of yourself, you protect the entire community. See
DePaul’s Health & Safety page for additional information and mandatory protocols for being on campus.
While reductions have been made to the amount of camera, sound, grip, and lighting gear available to students, both the Loop and Cinespace
equipment centers will provide gear checkout to students with scheduled pickup and return times during the quarter. The grip truck and advance camera equipment are not currently available. For the most up-to-date list of available gear, please refer to the
Beginning January 19, the Loop Equipment Center will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm and the Cinespace Equipment Center will be open from 9:00 to 5:00pm through the duration of the Winter Quarter.
CDM and DePaul Information Services are working to make sure students are able to access the same software that is available in CDM labs.
This spreadsheet includes information about free downloads and requesting access to that software. We will continue to update the list with software as it becomes available.
Some CDM computer labs will be open with reduced capacity during regular building hours. Students, staff, or faculty using the labs must make a reservation first. Walk-ins are prohibited. Reserve a time and get additional information, including mandatory protocols for coming to campus, on
the CDM labs page.
The editing suites and sound studios on the Loop campus will be available for individual student use during regular building hours by reservation only. Students can reserve a time and get additional information, including mandatory protocols for coming to campus, on
the CDM labs page. Note: training requirements and class prerequisites for use will still be enforced during the Fall quarter.
The editing suites at Cinespace are closed.
On October 5,
the University announced that winter term will look similar to fall, with the majority of courses and student services being offered online.
The university has ended the temporary P/D/F grading option and is returning to the standard deadline and rules for requesting the traditional pass/fail grading option. What this means for CDM students:
Letter grades will be assigned for each of your courses. However, an undergraduate student who has at least sophomore standing and who is not on academic probation may request the pass/fail option for one course each term. Permission to use the pass/fail option must be obtained from your college office academic advisor prior to the beginning of the third week of the quarter. For courses of four weeks or less in duration, approval must be obtained before the second class meeting of the course. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in BlueStar before the deadline if you want to discuss or request the pass/fail option for a course.
The pass/fail option may not be used for all undergraduate requirements. Review the
list of restrictions and the full policy.
Letter grades will be assigned for each of your courses. CDM does not allow graduate degree requirements to be satisfied with the traditional pass/fail grading basis.
There will be no on-campus proctored exams during the fall term. Two options available for online test-taking are Examity and Respondus Lock/Down. Both online proctoring solutions are fully integrated into D2L and ensure academic integrity during exams taken online. Both allow for flexibility in the time and location of proctored exams. Learn more about
LA Quarter will not be offered in the Winter. Contact
DePaulLA@cdm.depaul.edu with any questions.
Tutoring will take place online. Before scheduling an online appointment with a tutor, please make sure you have everything you need to make the technology work. This includes a working webcam, microphone, speakers or headset, and an up-to-date web browser. Visit our
tutoring page for a list of tutors and additional information.
Staff advisors in CDM are accessible to all students via online advising appointments indefinitely. Appointments may be scheduled via BlueStar and will be conducted via Zoom. Online faculty advising hours are also available.
Any in-person university-sponsored events will be held virtually until further notice. Check
DePaul’s events page for upcoming events across the University. For questions related to CDM events, please email
In-person tours are not currently available. DePaul is working on a plan to safely bring back in-person tours; we expect they will be available in some capacity in early 2021. We will post updates as we get them.
Prospective students can
schedule a virtual visit of DePaul and, beginning in the Winter Quarter, of CDM.
While in-person Cinespace tours are not currently available, interested students are encouraged to
watch a video tour of our 32,000 square foot production facility.
Application deadlines for all CDM graduate programs remain unchanged. Please visit the
Graduate Admission page for requirements and application deadlines specific to your program of interest. All admissions appointments will be conducted virtually through the Summer Quarter.