Everything you need for a virtual Babson experience.
No matter the distance, we’re here to help. From Webex, to Canvas, LinkedIn Learning, and virtual advising—we’ve gone completely digital and are ready to connect.
3 Tips for Online Learning
Are you ready to start online classes? Get to know the resources available to you, test out Webex, and connect with Babson's academic support, remotely!
Testing Your System
Are you ready to for class? Head over to the Webex Virtual Classroom page to test out your system now.
There you will find documentation on how to utilize Webex, a Test It Out link, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as live Practice Sessions with volunteers from the Babson community who will help you get comfortable with Webex in a classroom setting.
What to Expect
All your live “synchronous” classes will take place on the same day and same time (Eastern Daylight Time) as they would have normally been held on campus. A number of our courses will have asynchronous aspects to the class and typically live sessions will be recorded.
We are grateful that we have students around the corner, across the United States, and spanning the globe. This will provide some challenges regarding time zones but we are asking you to do your part to support your learning and the academic continuity of the College. This will mean, when noted by the professor’s expectations for class participation and group work, that you may need to engage in time zone shifting for the six weeks remaining in the semester followed by finals week.
For some of you, this will mean getting up early and for others staying up late. In other words, you may need to be on Eastern Daylight Time for learning and adjusting your sleeping patterns and life accordingly to the best of your abilities. If you are having major issues resulting from the difference in time zone, please discuss this with your professor in a timely a manner.
For the Spring 2020 semester you can:
- Continue to earn letter grades for all of your courses; or
- Select any or all of your courses to be taken using pass-fail grades.
If you seek letter grades for all of your courses, no further action is needed.
If you would like to select course(s) to be taken pass/fail, here are the steps you need to take:
- Using your Babson account, email your professor with a cc: to firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the subject line type “Pass-Fail” followed by the course code. As an example, if you select to take the course Negotiations using pass-fail grades the email subject line would be Pass-Fail MOB3580-01. Your course code and section number can be found in the student portal.
- No additional content is needed in the email.
The deadline for declaring a course pass-fail is April 29th, the last day of classes (prior to finals period). Note, a separate email should be sent for each course you select for pass-fail.
If you are unable to engage in a course and complete course requirements, please discuss your situation in a timely manner with your professor and class dean to determine if an “incomplete” should be taken.
Essential to the mission of Babson College is the commitment to the principles of intellectual honesty and integrity. Academic integrity is important for two reasons. First, independent and original scholarship ensures that students derive the most they can from their educational experience and the pursuit of knowledge. Second, academic dishonesty violates the most fundamental values of an intellectual community and diminishes the achievements of the entire college community.
Students are encouraged to review the Babson College’s Community Standards 2019-2020 (pdf) to re-familiarize themselves with the Academic Integrity Standards, which begin on page 48. While your coursework may look different, your commitment to your Academic Integrity should remain. As you proceed to engage with your coursework in the virtual setting, ask yourself the following questions:
“Does this course of action give me an unfair advantage?”
“Is the work that I am about to submit free from unauthorized aid?”
If you are unsure what constitutes an unfair advantage or unauthorized aid, ASK. Your professors and the staff in Community Standards are here to help guide you.
Accessing Resources for Class
Babson's Learning Management System (LMS). This is where you will access all course material.
Connecting with Support Services
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, Babson’s support services will remain available to you remotely.
Research librarians are available to meet with you by Webex.
Appointments can be booked online. All of the library's electronic resources continue to be available via the A-Z Database List with a Babson username and password. Students also have free access to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. If you have any access issues, please reach out to email@example.com.
Class Deans and Academic Advising
Undergraduate Academic Services
Class deans and other office staff are available to meet with you by Webex. Please reach out to them to schedule an appointment or contact Academic Services.
Graduate Academic Services
Email Graduate Academic Services with questions or requests.
Academic Resource Centers
The Learning Center and Accessibility Services remains available to support any and all needs. To speak with a staff member directly about your questions or concerns, email the Learning Center directly.
The Centers for Career Development (CCD)
Graduate and undergraduate CCD will continue to support your professional development and internship/job searches. Please reach out to career advisors you have been working with or contact the offices directly.
- The Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development, phone: 781-239-4215
- Graduate Center for Career Development, phone: 781-239-4210
The Centers and Institutes
Experiential, hands-on learning is a hallmark of the Babson education.
All of our Centers and Institutes will continue to enhance learning through interactive activities, workshops and virtual guest speakers. This will be your “one stop shop” for finding out about these exciting new offerings.
Other Student Support Services
Student support services, including Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education and all Health and Wellness services will remain available remotely.
All Babson community members will have access to free, virtual fitness classes and nutrition video tips via Wellbeats.