Remote Learning at CDM: Resources and FAQ | DePaul University: Updates and Guidance on COVID-19.
Faculty from the School of Cinematic Arts, School of Computing, and School of Design recorded messages for students during midterm week of this unprecedented quarter.
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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.
On March 18th, DePaul closed labs and other facilities until further notice. Though we had anticipated that the CDM Equipment Center in the Loop would be accessible during the Spring Quarter, at this time we are uncertain if and when The Cage will reopen. We will provide updates on the Loop Equipment Center as we get them.
Gear check out from Cinespace will not be available for the duration of Spring 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.
Students in all CDM undergraduate or graduate classes may opt to change the grading basis for any or all of their courses to Pass/D/Fail for Spring and Summer 2020 courses only, including courses in the major, minor, Liberal Studies Program or open electives.
A grade of Pass (P) will indicate that the student's work met expectations for a grade of at least C-. Work that would merit a grade of D+ or D in the traditional grading basis would still earn a D+ or D. Work that does not merit a passing grade will earn an Fail (F).
Spring Quarter 2020:
More information can be found at
On April 6th, Interim Provost Salma Ghanem announced that DePaul's
Summer I and Summer II classes will be taught predominantly remotely, just as they have been for Spring quarter. Class locations on Campus Connect have been updated to reflect this change. If you are searching for a class in Campus Connect, you can filter on online courses to see courses that were traditionally online. Classes that have been recently moved online because of the COVID-19 health crisis can be found by filtering under “Remote."
To get the most up-to-date information on your courses and on University operations under COVID-19, please:
Proctored exams are not available on campus.
Beginning in the Spring Quarter, 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 the College of Computing and Digital Media remain accessible to all students via online advising appointments through Spring Quarter 2020. Appointments may be scheduled as usual via BlueStar and will be conducted via Zoom. Any student who has difficulty scheduling an appointment may email the academic advisor for their program of study directly or may email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty advising hours will resume at the start of spring quarter on March 30th.
All university-sponsored events, either on or off campus, are postponed or canceled until further notice. For event related questions please email
On March 27, DePaul announced that in light of the current public health emergency, which likely will continue in the foreseeable future, and our concern for the health of our students and others in our community, we will not be holding traditional in-person ceremonies this May and June. Instead, we are planning a series of virtual ceremonies and looking for other ways to honor all our graduates. Please visit the
Commencement 2020 Updates website for the most current information.
The University has suspended all tours until further notice. Please check back for updates.
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 Spring Quarter.