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Accessing LONCAPA Help Sessions Via Blackboard (Fall 2020)

Monday, August 31, 2020 to Tuesday, December 1, 2020

In Fall 2020, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be offering virtual LONCAPA help sessions via Blackboard. LONCAPA sessions are optional and open to all students taking introductory physics courses (PHYS 101, 201, 202, 211, 212) at the University of South Carolina.

Please use the following link to join the recurring Blackboard Collaborate meeting:

If you are looking for assistance with your physics homework or just need to understand a concept a little better, we are here to help! Beginning on Monday, August 31, departmental faculty and instructors will be available via the meeting link above.

To see when LONCAPA sessions are offered each weekday in Fall 2020, please take a look at our schedule below:


10:50 am to 11:30 am - Mr. Cook
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm - Dr. Mazur
2:20 pm to 3:10 pm - Dr. Petti


10:05 am to 10:55 am - Dr. Altschul
11:40 am to 12:30 pm - Dr. Schindler
1:15 pm to 2:05 pm - Mr. Cook
2:50 pm to 3:40 pm - Dr. Myhrer


10:50 am to 11:30 am - Mr. Cook
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm - Dr. Pershin
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm - Dr. Wilson


11:40 am to 12:30 pm - Dr. Kulkarni
1:15 pm to 2:05 pm - Mr. Cook
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm - Dr. Gudkov


1:10 to 2:00 pm - Dr. Datta (PHYS 101 Only)

If you have questions or experience any technical issues, feel free to contact our department. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. The final opportunity for all virtual LONCAPA sessions in Blackboard will be Tuesday, December 1, which is the last day of classes for the Fall semester.

LONCAPA Log-In Instructions:

To log in to LONCAPA, please use the following:

USERNAME:  network username (This is the same as your USC email address before the @)
PASSWORD:  same as for USC email, not your VIP password (reset on

Please make sure your username is all lowercase.


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