With the current spread of COVID-19, Creative Media Institute has taken measures to comply with mandates from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the NMSU Campus. This page details information on how we will handle our operations during this unprecedented time, as well as provide students with resources moving forward.
- Please let someone from CMI know you are OK. We’ve been trying to check in with you. We know life has changed, and we want to know that you’re OK, and to remind you that we’re still here for you.
- ALL CMI classes have moved online as of 3/30/2020. Students should have an email and/or Canvas message from their instructors.
- Milton Hall remains closed and locked, as do our labs.
- All of your faculty and staff are working from home for now, as per the Governor’s and NMSU’s mandates, which can be found at newmexico.gov & provost.nmsu.edu respectively.
- All productions involving CMI equipment are postponed until we can return to face to face teaching.
- If you are concerned about having access to equipment and/or internet suitable to complete your course work, contact Department Head Amy Lanasa or Department Admin Tessa Kennedy via the contact information below.
- Commencement will be online, but seniors will be allowed to walk in December’s ceremony.
- Students have an option to choose a S/U grade in each of their classes, but are encouraged to discuss this with their faculty and academic advisors first.
- Our number one concern is your health and safety. We are also working to help and support our seniors who are still on track to graduate this spring.
- NMSU has a dedicated page offering resources of information on COVID-19 which can be found at nmsu.edu/coronavirus.
- Many professors have opted into using an online conferencing program known as Zoom. For more information on it’s set-up and use, please visit their official website.
- PLEASE continue to check your email. This will remain the primary way we communicate with you during this time. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is that you take the time to read and process it.
Amy Lanasa, your Department Head
- Phone: 575-646-6142. It will get forwarded to her cell. If she doesn’t answer, please leave a voice mail, and she will call you back.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tessa Kennedy, your Department Admin
- Phone: 575-646-6139
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Available 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM – 3 PM for Zoom. The link is also available in her email signatures.
- CMI has an official Discord Server where you can collaborate and communicate with your peers via text and voice.
- Canvas’ email system has a list of all the students currently in your class. Simply type in the name of the student you wish to reach and you can quickly send off a message to them.
ONLINE CLASS RESOURCES:
- NMSU’s Keep Learning website has many resources to help students unaccustomed to online classes.
- Ensure you can log into Canvas. Log in at http://my.nmsu.edu. Click on learn.nmsu.edu(Canvas).
- Need help with your password. Contact:
ICT Help Desk
Phone: (575) 646-1840
- Check your bandwidth. NMSU Speedtest
- Download free software from ICT’s Freeware.
- Install Microsoft office. Offered free from Student Technology
- Learn how Canvas works. Canvas FAQ for Students, Student Quickstart Guide, and Canvas Student Guide are good resources.
- Need Canvas Help? Contact email@example.com or call (575) 646-5125
- Get connected. Check with internet connection services
- Internet Providers pledge to “Keep Americans Connected” during the COVID-19 Crisis
- Student Tech’s Discount Internet Services information.
- Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.
- AT&T: The cable, phone and media giant is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone or broadband service when customers can’t pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees. Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data.
- Verizon: Verizon said it is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers “negatively impacted by the global crisis.”
- T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
- Visit NMSU Student Technology. Technology Resources offers a variety of resources and services.
- Download the Canvas Student App.
- Aggie Cupboard & Mobile Food Pantry – Food Distribution every Thursday from 3 PM – 6 PM at the Southwest corner of Preciado Park (Gregg St. & Sweet Ave.). Aggie ID required.
- El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
- WEST: Abundant Living Faith Center West; 7100 N. Desert Blvd on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM
- CENTRAL: Kelly Center for Hunger Relief; 915 N. Florance on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM
- NORTHEAST: Katie’s Pantry; 4801 Sun Valley on Monday through Friday (Weekdays) from 9 AM to 3 PM
- EAST/SOCORRO/CLINT/SAN ELIZARIO/FABENS: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank; 9541 Plaza Circle on Monday through Friday (Weekdays) from 9 AM to 3 PM