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Helpful Hacks For Spring 2019

Helpful hacks for spring 2019

The new year is here and so is the start of the spring semester. If your new year’s resolution involves staying on top of your college game, keep reading for hacks to help you along the way.

1. Sync your OTC email to your phone.

It’s the easiest way for you to keep up with important campus news and communicate with your instructors. Follow these step-by-step instructions to sync your OTC email to your iPhone or Andriod.

2. Sign up for emergency text alerts.

Emergency text alerts are the quickest way to receive information when urgent situations happen on campus. Texts cover everything from class cancellations and campus closings to severe weather alerts and security incidents. You can sign up to receive emergency text messages at

3. Get Canvas support when you need it. 

Got questions about Canvas? Bring your Canvas-related questions and etext access issues to IC 104 for one-on-one help. You can also email for support.

4. Take advantage of OTC’s free tutoring services.

Our free tutoring services include the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center, the Carol Jones Writing Center, the Speech and Communication Center and Online Tutoring. So whether you need to work on your math, your speech, your writing or your science skills, we have tutors ready to help. You can learn more about our tutoring options at each of OTC’s campuses and centers here.

5. Visit the PC Repair Clinic.

If your laptop is giving you trouble, visit the PC Repair Clinic at the OTC Springfield Campus, Graff Hall, room 105. The clinic can help with all sorts of computer problems including broken or cracked LCD screens, viruses, slow performance, data backup and recovery, and more. For more information, call 417-447-8113 or email

6. Download Office 365 for free. 

As an OTC student, you have free access to Office 365. Click here to download your copy.

7. Bookmark

Tired of hearing about fun events…after they’ve happened? Bookmark the OTC calendar so you never miss out again. The calendar covers everything from back-to-school-bash events, fall and spring picnics, student showcases, OTC Fine Arts performances and more.  Here’s the link:

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