Remote Teaching & Learning

Computing & Information Services

For Faculty

Using Zoom? Please read our guidelines for securing Zoom meetings.

Below are some resources for courses that are fully or partly online, as well as in-person courses that include digital materials and activities. CIS staff available to answer questions and provide support via video chat, email, and phone; please email remote-teaching@reed.edu to request support.

If you encounter a system that is not working as expected (e.g. Moodle, Zoom), check the CIS status page for outage news or contact us.

Managing teaching with technology

  • Consistency: Have a single online home, such as Moodle, for your class where students can access all course materials and communications, including deadlines and other information.

  • Flexibility: Design course sessions and assignments to have options for remote and asynchronous participation, if possible. Be mindful that students may be in quarantine or unwell for extended periods. If you are teaching in person, have a plan in case you need to quarantine.

  • Simplicity: Limit the number of technologies and modes of delivery you use, and keep in mind that learning to use new tools takes time for both you and your students. Build extra time into your lesson plans and course schedule to be able to adjust to new processes, whether you are teaching in person or online.