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Key tips for remote learning


Use your course’s learning management system for all essentials provided by the instructor.


Check in with your instructors frequently through the course learning management system or by email.


Seek assistance from academic advisors if you’re encountering issues related to remote instruction.


View providers offering free internet access to students through the Keep Americans Connected Pledge.

Learning management systems (LMS)

The LMS in use will be the hub for your course, with readings, assignments, videos, etc., provided by the instructor or professor.

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, and a variety of specialized software needed for your studies.

Web conferencing and collaboration

Web conferencing software may be used by your professors for class meetings and other instructional needs.

In some cases, professors will use the live, synchronous web conferencing software available from within a learning management system—Blackboard Collaborate or BigBlueButton, depending on the LMS you’re using.

Professors might also use the following web conferencing options, which are supported by the university and available for free to students.

Microsoft Teams

Teams enables groups to work together through a common workspace.

Webex

Participate in virtual meetings securely from anywhere.

Zoom

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.

More remote learning essentials

Cyber threats

Beware of cyber threats in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn what you can do to stay safe.

 LinkedIn Learning

Pick up new skills through video tutorials provided by LinkedIn Learning, which you can access for free with your Rutgers NetID.

ScarletApps

Use the core Google applications—Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and Sites—for communication and collaboration.

VPN

Certain tasks like accessing library resources may require VPN. Get access to resources connected to the campus network.

Getting help

OIT Help Desk

Contact your local Office of Information Technology Help Desk for support with Rutgers services.

Other support options

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) students should reach out to their local IT support staff for assistance.