During campus closures, faculty can leverage online technologies for remote teaching particularly Canvas and Zoom. Under the circumstances, providing a consistent approach for students across the university will be greatly beneficial. We outline your key choices and step-by-step support for each choice in Remote Teaching Strategies. Check back regularly for Timely Tips

  • Scroll down to join live training sessions and recorded webinars
  • If you have questions or require assistance with instructional technology please contact the Service Desk for technical support and routing to specialists as needed.

Prevent misconduct and disruptions during your Zoom sessions: check out this article for instructions.

University Information and Technology is offering the services of trained assistants to help faculty manage synchronous Zoom sessions for the first weeks of the term. View additional information or request an assistant here.


Utilize Zoom to create high-quality online meetings, classes and events that leverage video, chat, breakout rooms, screen-sharing and whiteboards. New to Zoom? Check out the getting started guide , video tutorials and these tips and tricks for students. Help protect Zoom meetings with this guide.

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Canvas is a learning management system (LMS), which is a web-based platform for course material, assignments, grades and communication. Student Resources for Canvas.

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Internet Options

If you are having issues with your home internet, see this article for troubleshooting tips. If you do not have an internet connection available to you at home or your remote work area, or your connection is too slow, see this article for options to get connected.

Faculty Support for Remote Teaching

Open Online Training Sessions are available to all faculty. The schedule of topics are listed below.

Canvas and Zoom Training Schedule

Daily, April 6 thtough April 10 - Join a Training Session

Days Time Topic
Tuesday/Thursday 10 - 11 AM Pedagogical Support with CTL
Tuesday/Thursday 2 - 3 PM Pedagogical Support with CTL
Wednesday 3-4 PM Efficient Grading in Canvas
Friday 10-11 AM Efficient Grading in Canvas
Friday 3:00-3:30 PM Student Engagement & Zoom
Daily 3 - 4 PM Open Office Hours

Special Topic Training Sessions

Use Join Training link above to join these sessions.

  • 1 - 2 PM Wednesday, April 1st: "Building a Flexible, Supportive, Remote Community of Learners" (Faculty Panel)

Recorded Sessions

Faculty Media Center (FMC) Media Production Support Schedule

Daily, March 30th  through April 3rd

FMC offers personalized instructional media consulting services by appointment from 9a - 5p, Monday - Friday. Learn about FMC and Book a Consultation.

Timely Teaching Tips: Weeks 2 & 3

Find remote teaching support: 

Avoid headaches with Zoom: 

Communicate regularly with students: 

  • Posting a weekly Canvas announcement that includes an overview of the week, deadline reminders, links to key assignments, timely updates, etc., will help head off lots of questions.   
  • Rather than answering individual questions by email, consider setting up a General Q & A Discussion in Canvas so all students can benefit from the answers. Students can even answer each other's questions here. You can go to Canvas Commons, search for ‘Oregon State General Q & A Discussion’ and import the Discussion into your course.  

Identify struggling students and reach out to them with appropriate resources:   

  • A student is likely struggling if they haven’t logged into the Canvas site or have spent very little time engaging with course content. Canvas Analytics can help you track students’ participation.  
  • Is the student experiencing difficulty in working with technology? When you interact with the student via email or during real-time Zoom sessions, does the student appear to be in distress? OSU’s campus resources are still supporting students remotely, from academic support to mental health services. Consider sharing this list of remotely available student support resources or a direct link to the most appropriate resource.  

Focus in on what opportunities for interaction you are offering students: 

  • A helpful framework for ensuring high-quality learning experiences in remote courses is to include three types of interaction: student-to-content, student-to-student, and student-to-instructor interaction.  For tips on designing and supporting meaningful interaction in your class read, “Oregon State University Online Education Tips for Student-Centered Remote Teaching.” 
  • Consider varying content delivery to make time for student-to-student and student-to-instructor interaction: