Keep Teaching: How to Hold Class During Emergency Closures

Key Contacts for Remote Teaching Assistance

If you are encountering...

In the event that routine academic functions are disrupted due to prolonged campus or building closures, you may find it necessary to teach a class from off-campus. We have access to a variety of services at Rutgers to connect you with your students remotely so that learning can continue uninterrupted.

Preparing for Remote Teaching

Make sure you have tested your access to the following equipment at home.

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer
  • Microphone: This may be built into your laptop or computer, or you may use an external device such as a USB microphone or headset.
  • Webcam: A camera may already be built into your laptop, but you can also use an external USB camera for video conferencing.
  • Internet: Either commercially provided (e.g., Comcast, Fios, Optimum) or a wireless hotspot through your mobile phone
  • Free WiFi Access and Internet Service Updates

Share Remote Learning Tips with Students

Learning Centers - Remote Learning Services 

Provide Resources Online

Communicate with Your Class Through Canvas

Record a Lecture

Conduct a Synchronous Course Session

  • WebEx: A teleconferencing service that provides a platform for online collaborations and meetings. This service is free for Rutgers faculty, students, and staff, and the current licensing goes up to the WebEx meeting maximum, which is 1,000 participants.

Assess Your Students

Consider Other Resources

Free Training - Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)

CTAAR - Remote Teaching Virtual Office Hours

  • In order to support faculty through the difficulties that are sure to arise as you make the transition to a remote teaching environment, CTAAR will be offering virtual "office hours" every weekday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT. At least one CTAAR team member will be available. Anyone is welcome to drop in with questions or concerns.
  • For the hours, links, and call-in information, go to:

Free Statistical Software Licenses

Faculty, students, and staff who need access to Maple, STATA, and SPSS can now download and use these tools on their laptops FREE until the end of May (for Maple and Stata) or June (for SPSS).

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