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Key tips for remote instruction

View this quick start guide for transitioning to remote instruction.

Keep up to date with the evolving guidance on remote instruction from your department and the university.

Consider all the ways you’ll need to communicate with students, and choose the right software.

Adjust your course syllabus and schedule as necessary to create realistic goals for remote learning.

Consider the technology needs of students as they transition to remote learning.

Utilize existing tools within the university, like your learning management system, to get the most out of remote instruction.

Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)

If you would like to use Canvas to communicate with your students, record videos and presentations, or have online web conferencing, please visit these helpful links.

Web conferencing and collaboration

The university recommends that faculty use the learning management systems for remote instruction, but these resources are available.

Microsoft Teams

Teams enables groups to work together through a common workspace.


Participate in virtual meetings securely from anywhere.


Host online meetings and events with the tools available from Zoom.

Google Hangouts

Take part in real-time meetings in a tool that's part of ScarletApps.

Remote exams and assessments

Guide to remote exams and assessments

Guidance and resources for instructors and professors planning how to assess students remotely.

Alternatives to proctored exams

View this list of options to proctored exams, such as several smaller quizzes, open-book exams, and formal presentations.

Accessing software

Virtual computer lab

Get remote access to computer lab software, whenever you want it by using the virtual computer lab.

Software portal

Rutgers provides access to Microsoft Office, antivirus software, Qualtrics, and more for free.

More remote instruction essentials and resources


Resources to help ensure that all material is accessible to everyone.

 Remote instruction FAQ

Have questions about working with remote instruction?

 Export Class Roster with REGIS

Use the Rutgers Electronic Grading and Information System (REGIS) to manage grades and export your class roster.

Tips and tools for editing video

Determine which video editor might be right for you.

Additional info for schools and locations 

Discover what guidance and support is specifically intended for your school or location.

 Email Students with Banner (RBHS)

Banner is the electronic grading and information system for RBHS. Learn how to email students with Banner.

 Rutgers mass-mailing system

The Rutgers Automated Mass-mailing System (RAMS) can automatically create an email list with all your students.

 Guidelines for converged instruction

This guide helps faculty and others identify and confront the challenges of remote/online instruction.

Help with instructional technology



New Brunswick and RBHS

Getting tech help

OIT Help Desk

Not sure where to go for support? Feel free to contact the OIT Help Desk for help with IT services or assistance finding your local support staff.

Department/Unit IT support

You should direct your requests for assistance to the group who normally provides this type of support for you. Find your IT support team to help with any tech issues.