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Students transition to online classes amid COVD-19 pandemic

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 21:50:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Students and teachers are having to adjust now that all classes have moved online.

"I think these are really unique circumstances given what Nashville has gone through with tornado and now this," student Brandon Archilla said.

Professor Jeff Green teaches biology at Nashville State Community College. He invited us to sit in on a class to see how it works.

Professor Green has been offering his classes through the online platform Bongo. He sends out a voice-over lecture to students ahead of class then students will tune in for a Q and A session to go over the lectures.

"There have been some hiccups, but those are mostly technical hiccups," said Professor Green, "For example, issues with logging in remotely or having access to a microphone."

Students say they’ve been able to adjust relatively smoothly with this course and actually prefer some of the changes, but some acknowledge not every professor is as experienced with the online format, and that can make a difference.

"My other professors haven’t taught online before so we don’t have video chats and extra stuff Jeff has been doing," said Bill Rowland.

While the way we do things has inevitably changed because of this virus, everyone seems to be putting their best foot forward.