Circulating Access: Lending Hotspots to Help Students Succeed - Shared screen with speaker view
Good morning and welcome! We'll get started at 10:30 am CT
No video or microphone for me, I'm actually AT the reference desk listening. Thankfully it's been a slow morning :)
Hello! We'll get started right at 10:30 am
still early in Utah.....
Dedicated soul! :)
We do hotspots at our library as well, I'm interested to hear how another school does it and hopefully pick up some tips to solve some of the problems we have encountered in the last couple of years
Great! I hope it is going well! We've been doing it for about 2+ yrs and good so far.
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City Utah. We circulate hotspots among four of our campuses throughout the Salt Lake City metro area.
Yes to have used, yes we circulate, we currently have about 60
Hi from Chattahoochee Technical College, Dallas, GA
Tammy Siebenberg, YVC
To faculty only
We are largely a commuter school and lots of non-traditional students although I don't have numbers. Some of our students use them while on our public transit but for many it's the answer to not being able to afford internet at home. Also lots of our athletes use ours.
sorry did you say how many total units you have? or maybe that's coming up?
You can see DMACC's agreement form here: https://libguides.icc.edu/ld.php?content_id=50742561
You can see the bookmarks here: https://libguides.icc.edu/ld.php?content_id=50742600
Jim West (Moderator)
How often do you have to charge them? Where/when do you charge them?
Possibly silly question: If the devices are free and you have some devices that are older/slower, then can you return them to Verizon and/or request newer ones to avoid throttle issues?
Do you have any issues with cell tower coverage for students in rural areas? Have any students reported they can't access the internet at home using the devices because of poor cell reception?
Rebecca has shared this form with us, you can access it here: https://libguides.icc.edu/ld.php?content_id=50742561
how do you determine how many devices are at each campus? how do they move between campuses?
If they break it do they get banned from checking out additional devices, or just pay a fine of some sort?
would you also share the survey?
we charge for replacing a hotspot. also replacing cords. we've had two lost, one stolen out of someone's car
curiosity, what circulation/ilms are you using?
sorry if you said that before
Do you have the same group of students always using the devices or is there a large number of students rotating through them?
Do you pay the $40 a month for each device even if the device isn't checked out?/ activated?
Semster to semester makes sense.
If you have a wait list, do you have any issues with students not picking up devices when one becomes available for them?
What's your FTE?
Does the student stay "restricted" at the campus level until he/she pays or returns device?
Our OIT department has hotspots available for College employee checkout.
could you flip back to your prior slide a moment
Jim West (Moderator)
Our next session is at 12:30 CT: "Serving our Students with Consistent Information Literacy Instruction: A Collaborative Approach between Community Colleges and Universities."
Thank you so much