October 19, 2020
Key tips for remote learning
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.
Virtual computer lab
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.
More remote learning essentials
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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.