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Emergency Internet Resources for Education

During the current global health crisis, it is critical that all Oklahomans have access to adequate and affordable internet services.  Schools throughout the state will transition to online course work to complete the academic year. Oklahoma State Broadband Coordinator, Sonja Wall, is working directly with Oklahoma Broadband and Internet Service Providers to address needs throughout the state.  In the document below, resources to aid Oklahoma residents and businesses are compiled and will be updated as more details become available.  Emergency Internet Resources for Oklahomans

Area Locations with available WI-FI

Tishomingo:

  • Simple Simons: Can sit inside and enjoy free wifi
  • ​Quick Mart: Free wifi inside​
  • Tishomingo High School Teachers Parking Lot: Wifi will reach into the HS parking lot
  • ​​Murray State College Parking Lot: parking lot outside of Library building is best

Ardmore:

  • Main Street Coffee: Open to public as of now- offers free wifi and has nice seating available for guests
  • McDonalds: Free wifi inside
  • Hotels in the area offer free wifi inside their lounges: Best Western, Hampton Inn and Suites
  • McAlisters Deli: Offers free wifi inside as well as open seating
  • IHop: Open 24/7 and has available outlets most seats- offers bottomless coffee
  • ​UCSO: WiFi and use of picnic tables available at the east and west ends of the UC building 
 

Ada: (From a faculty member of ECU)

  • East Central University: The closer to the Library you can get the better
    McDonalds: Free Wifi Inside
    Ada Public Library: Opens April 4th (as of now)

Durant:

  • IHop: Open 24/7 and has available outlets most seats- offers bottomless coffee
  • Southeastern: On Campus close to the library
  • Durant Public Library

No Internet? Not enough Bandwidth? Here’s Plan B:

If students are unable to join a Zoom meeting via the app on the phone or computer, they can call in using just their phone - no internet required. In this scenario, they will not be able to see shared screens, but they will be able to listen. Their name will show up as a phone number. The host may rename the student's frame to make it easier to recognize when they are talking. 

To join via phone (calling in rather than through the app):

The full Zoom Invite includes "One Tap Mobile." It will look like this:

One tap mobile

+16699009128,,455740303# US (San Jose)

+13462487799,,455740303# US (Houston)

Dialing one of these numbers includes the ID number. You won't have to enter anything else, so when asked for the ID number, just wait, and you will be entered into the meeting. If your instructor did not share the full invitation (many only share the Join Link) and you will need this option, please let them know. They will probably send you a full Invitation with multiple options. The option you are looking for is "One Tap Mobile." 

Instructors, to rename a frame:

To make it easier to know who is talking when some students have dialed in, you may want to change the display name from their phone number to their name. To do this, click "Manage Participants" at the bottom. Click "More." Then click "Rename." 

Students, if you use the dial in option and the screen was shared, be sure to watch the recording once it is posted.

Session Recordings

Students, it is easy to forget to record! It’s also easy to forget to post the recording. We are ALL human! If your session is being recorded, you will see a red dot that says “recording” next to it in the upper left corner of the window. If you notice the session is not being recorded, nicely remind your instructor to click record. Likewise, if it has not been posted with 24 hours, nicely let your instructor know you’d like to see it. 

Helpful Links for Taking an Online Course with a Mobile Device

CAN I TYPE OF DOCUMENT ON MY PHONE? Edit or create documents from just about anywhere using Google Docs on your mobile device. 

*HOW TO USE GOOGLE DOCS 
*GOOGLE DOCS APP FOR MOBILE PHONE
*ACCESSING GOOGLE DRIVE FILES OFFLINE ON A MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER
*HOW TO USE GOOGLE DOCS ON AN ANDROID PHONE
*HOW TO CREATE, FIND AND DOWNLOAD FILES ON IPHONE
*HOW TO USE GOOGLE DRIVE
*SCANNING DOCUMENTS ON IPHONE
*SCANNING DOCUMENTS ON ANDROID
*QUIZLET - STUDY APP
*MY HOMEWORK STUDENT PLANNER APP