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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.

Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)

Canvas is the hub for your course, with readings, assignments, videos, etc., provided by the instructor or professor.

Canvas for students

Whether it’s your first time using Canvas at Rutgers, or you need your questions answered, the Rutgers Canvas website has many helpful resources.

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.

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.

More remote learning essentials

Cyber threats

Beware of cyber threats, especially those seeking to exploit global or national crises, 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.


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


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.