Learning Continuity

It is expected that all Stevens instructors are ready and able to continue instruction in the event of a campus closure. This page will provide you with all of the information needed to meet this expectation. 

Available Training

The Division of Information Technology's Learning Technology team is providing group and individual training sessions on the essentials of Canvas and Zoom.

Preparing to bring your course online:

  • Consider which elements of your course will you need to move online to continue instruction
  • Determine which resources (options listed below) you will use to do this
  • Communicate your expectations to student using Canvas Mail. Click here for a quick tutorial on Canvas Mail.

Leveraging Canvas to bring your course online:

Canvas is accessible to all faculty and students through www.stevens.edu/mystevens.
Every course at Stevens has a Canvas course shell to which the instructor and students have access at all times.

The minimum requirements for instructor use of Canvas in the event of a campus closure are listed below. The blue links will take you to instructions on how to complete each requirement: 

We recommend going through our Start-of-Semester Course Checklist which covers all aspects of preparing your course for online delivery 

For even more information on the features in Canvas, please visit our Canvas page!

For a list of basic computing requirements for using Canvas: click here!

Using Zoom to host synchronous class meetings and office hours online:

Zoom is accessible to all faculty and students through Canvas: To view a video on how to schedule and enter a Zoom meeting in Canvas: click here!
Zoom is an easy-to-use video conferencing tool that lets users quickly and reliably schedule, manage, and record meetings.

When using Zoom, we recommend:

  • Always using a wired Ethernet connection when presenting (if possible)
  • You should utilize a headset with a microphone
  • We recommend using your computer webcam to make meetings more personable

If you are unsure whether your setup will work, review this Computing Requirements article. 

For a complete overview of how to use Zoom with in Canvas, please watch our Zoom training session video!

For a list of short videos on how to use all tools with in Zoom, please visit our Zoom page

Using Kaltura to Record lectures for asynchronous delivery online:

Kaltura is our online video management platform where you can create, edit and manage recorded lectures in one place.
Kaltura is fully integrated with both Canvas and Zoom.

For full instructions on how to use Kaltura, please visit the Kaltura KnowledgeBase

For a list of basic computing requirements for utilizing Kaltura: click here

Accessing select software and systems using Stevens Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Select software and systems rely on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The VLE is accessible from both on and off-campus using Citrix software.
The VLE can be accessed through a wireless or wired Internet connection
For instructions on how to log into the VLE: Click here

For more information on getting set up with using the VLE: 

How do I know what software is available on the VLE?  Click here to find out!
The VLE is for Windows applications, I have a Mac, now what? Click here to find out!

Accessing software and resources through Stevens Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Some software applications and services may require access to our Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Here is a link to information on how to set up a VPN connection as a faculty member: Click here to find out!

For any questions or issues regarding the information in this article, please contact learningtechnology@stevens.edu


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