Remote Learning at CDM: Resources and FAQ | DePaul University: Fall Quarter 2020 Preparations.
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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.
Loop campus buildings will be open during the Fall quarters. Regular business hours are as follows:
Students, faculty, or staff who plan to come to campus are required to first complete the
University’s Health and Safety Training. 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. The grip truck and advance camera equipment will not be available this quarter. For the most up-to-date list of available gear, please refer to the
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.
Most 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 during the Fall quarter.
On August 12,
the University announced the decision to further reduce student on-campus presence in the fall by shifting more classes online and limiting residence hall occupancy. Students registered for on-campus courses will receive a message with information about changes to those courses’ modalities. Check DePaul's
Fall 2020 website for more information.
All undergraduate studentsStudents in all undergraduate classes, with the exception of those in CEO cohort programs, may opt to change the grading basis for any or all of their courses to Pass/D/Fail. 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 a Fail (F). The Pass/D/Fail grading option may apply to any graduation requirement, including courses in the major, minor, Liberal Studies Program, or open electives. For additional info, visit
DePaul's Fall 2020 FAQ.
Graduate students School of Cinematic Arts & School of Design Students in graduate classes in these two schools may opt to change the grading basis for any or all of their courses to Pass/D/Fail. 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 a Fail (F). The Pass/D/Fail grading option may apply to any graduation requirement.
School of ComputingStudents in graduate classes in the school will use the A/B/C/D/F 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
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.
All in-person university-sponsored events, either on or off campus, are postponed or canceled until further notice. For event related questions please email
We are working on a plan to safely bring back tours in some capacity. 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 Summer Quarter.