Universities move classes online to protect against coronavirus, but students are confused

Universities across the country have canceled classes because of the new coronavirus. In California, Stanford, USC and most of the UCs have moved online. UCLA has canceled in-person classes through mid-April, even though finals are supposed to start this weekend.

That’s creating a lot of confusion for students like Jessica Diaz, a third-year neuroscience student at UCLA. She says, “I’m really glad they decided to do something, but also … being week 10, it’s hard to have online classes and finals, especially for the science classes. … It’s less convenient because now I have to spend time learning how to use the software (because I’ve never taken an online final before) rather than studying. So that’s really annoying.”