Around the world, the coronavirus is shutting pretty much everything down. In the US, students assumed they’d get off school and uni – but teachers and professors had other plans.

So far 12 states have shut down all schools, while a many other major cities and school districts have followed suit. In addition, around 100 major colleges have also closed down, including most of the Ivy League unis. These schools have switched to online classes, where everyone videochats together.

It’s exactly as chaotic as it sounds, and TikTok is having a field day.

For some, self-isolation meant more time to treat yourself. There’s no excuse for looking like mess, coronavirus or not.

@etiennenajmanIt’s corona time ##coronavirus♬ Its Corona time – playboierik21

@jascheckZoom really be out here doing the most ##college ##zoom ##coronavirus♬ original sound – jascheck

Of course, trusting a bunch of uni lecturers and high school teachers with tech went just about as well as you’d imagine. If a lecturer doesn’t know how to turn on a projector or more the curser off a YouTube video, how are they gonna run a whole online class smoothly? (To their credit, it wasn’t a complete disaster).

@boiohboiiStill don’t know why Barbie was there♬ original sound – boiohboii

@duncanyounotsomeone did this at least 15 times on the call♬ original sound – duncanyounot

However, online classrooms have certain advantages. Being able to change your background actually looks pretty fun, and bathroom breaks are a breeze when you’re at home.

@bakasarGreat first online session today ##fyp♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber

Extracurricular activities also hit different in self-isolation.

@asianaustin03I am so sorry class of 2020 if this happens lmaooo…we do be virtually performing doe ##fyp ##coronavirus ##classof2020 ##band ##orchestra ##graduation♬ original sound – asianaustin03

@livbern13##fyp ##corona ##coronavirus♬ original sound – coltin.bryant3

Others simply took the opportunity to take the piss out of the whole situation. Sometimes the made-up TikToks are the ones which feel the most real.

@fw.luchiWhich number are you?##fyp♬ original sound – fw.luchi

@6_9koolkid6_9How graduation gonna go this year lol ##fyp♬ original sound – 6_9koolkid6_9

@snarkymarkyPOV: you’re on an online class with your teacher (stay safe y’all! im out of school for three weeks!)♬ original sound – snarkymarky

Many students are also anticipating drama when their family members at home interrupt class. From shouting over uni lecturers to wanting to show up to graduations, it seems relatives will become a common fixture of online classrooms in some way or another.

@taylerlockwoodHow kids in college are gonna be now that all classes are online PART 2; when your mom interrupts you ##college ##lifeathome ##onlineschool♬ original sound – taylerlockwood

@aandrewwzPOV you’re classemates and professor are live but u forgot to watch a spoon ????##fyp ##foryou ##coronavirus ##onlineclass♬ sonido original – omarobed200

@taylerlockwoodMaybe the rest of the semester won’t be so bad ????✌???? ##onlineclass ##college ##xyzbca ##clubpenguin (IB:@austin_maguire)♬ original sound – taylerlockwood

@noraghazal_Grandma with the harmal/sage because she thinks that’s the cure for this virus ???? ##corona ##onlineschool ##lifeathome ##graduation ##fyp ##michigan♬ Make me famous – onlybubble69

But back in Australia, only a handful of unis and high schools have suspended classes for a day or two when they had coronavirus scares. While some students did take the piss out of self-isolation on TikTok, others are still waiting to be sent home.

@jorjasmithsbathwaterHahahah fr though fyp ##foryoupage ##fridaythe13th ##lifeathome ##runnin ##viral♬ it is what it is nicki – swandrie_

Image: TikTok / @noraghazal_ @bakasar @livbern13