The global pandemic forced educational institutions worldwide to adapt to a new, fully online
concept of education and a rapid digitalization to keep providing their services to learners.
This paper reports on the digitalization process of the Independent Learning Center (ILC) and
the Learning Advisory Program (LAP) unit at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University (AYBU),
Turkey. The interrelated digitalization stories of the two units include the provision of
learning resources and activities to learners with digital tools and their responses to the new
format. Despite the challenges involved, the ILC has offered a considerably higher number of
extracurricular activities than in face-to-face education days and reached a higher number of
learners in the 2020-2021 academic year. As for the LAP, the participants' reflections showed
how opportunities for offering engaging activities in the LAP created a cascading impact of
affordances for both the individual learners and the members of the larger community.