• Adult female student works on her laptop in her home library

    Transitioning from the classroom to remote teaching

    Resources to help Penn State faculty offer courses remotely when teaching on campus is not an option.


Quick start guide to offering your course content remotely

Penn State has a variety of resources available to you to move your course online and ensure continuity of instruction during scheduled or unscheduled absences, inclement weather, or other situations.

Remote Teaching Support

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24-7 Technology Support

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Live chat is available 24-7 for authenticated students, faculty, and staff.

Phone: 814-865-HELP (4357)
Email: ITservicedesk@psu.edu

Your first steps to moving courses online

  • Identify and transform content to a digital format
  • Deliver content through Canvas
  • Explore additional ways to enhance your course
  • Use the following resources to get started
  • Remote learning on a computer Teaching and Testing - Quick tips to getting started with remote teaching and options for assessments and exam proctoring.
  • Man with headphones studying by a laptop Optional Alternative Grading - To address impacts caused by the novel coronavirus public health crisis, Penn State is implementing optional alternative grading scales for the spring 2020 semester.
  • Hands on laptop keyboard Technology Training - Penn State IT Learning and Development offers online training on the technology available to deliver your courses remotely: Kaltura, Canvas, and Zoom.
  • Female adult student working on a laptop Frequently Asked Questions - Find answers to frequently asked questions about teaching in a remote delivery environment.