As Lamar Institute of Technology has transitioned to alternative/distance learning, we are dedicated to continue supporting our students during these times. Below are resources and tools to help ensure our eagles are soaring high thoroughly. 
Successful Eagles are Organized.
  • Set a designated area in your household where you plan to study and complete schoolwork. Having a designated area will help train your mind and body that this is the area to complete work. If possible, try to avoid doing work in places of rest, such as your bed. 

  • Use a planner or calendar to keep track of assignments. Through your LIT email, you have access to use your Outlook calendar and Blackboard calendar. For push notifications on your smartphone, download the applications on your phone through Apple App Store or Google Play store. The built-in calendar on your phone is also a good resource to use. 

  • Create a to-do list of assignments to complete for the day. Try to check off completed assignments to help create motivation and productivity within yourself. 

Successful Eagles make Time.
  • Be strategic when setting time aside. It is vital to break large tasks into smaller ones. 

  • Study or work on assignments for about 30 minutes, take a 5- or 10-minute break, and repeat. 

  • Take all breaks away from the computer screen to give your eyes a break and your legs a stretch. 

Successful Eagles are Focused.

All distractions are not bad, but watching Netflix, Hulu, scrolling on social media or completing household chores are not meant to be completed during your work time. 

  • If you have children in the household, communicate with them “off-limit” timeframes when you will be completing work to eliminate certain distractions. 

  • Create an accountability system with the children or other household members to help you remain on task. 

  • Put your phone on Do Not Disturb. If you need your phone ringer on, add certain contacts to your “favorite’s list,” but keep the phone on Do Not Disturb. 

  • Set alarms. If you feel that you may be tempted to unlock your phone and scroll your feed, set the alarm for your breaks to fulfill your urge to check your phone. 

Successful Eagles are Resourceful.
  • If reading certain assignments online appear to be a challenge, print the assignments out. If you do not have access to a printer, Lamar University’s Library is open to LIT students with their LIT ID. 

  • Spectrum (Charter Communications) are assisting students in the Golden Triangle with Internet access. 

  • Social distancing does not mean to disconnect entirely. LIT and the Student Health Center has provided health resources for our students. Calm and the CDC has created webpages to help cope with stress and the uncertainty of this global transition. 

  • “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” Stay in contact with your instructors if you have any questions or concerns about your courses. 

  • The LIT CARES Emergency Fund assists students by providing emergency financial assistance to students enrolled during the Spring 2020 term who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our webpage to verify your eligibility for assistance. 

  • Summer Success. All May mini and summer 2020 courses are online and hybrid. For more information, contact your advisor or Student Success Staff