Working, Teaching, and Learning Remotely
Tufts provides a number of tools that enable the community to continue to be productive while working, teaching, and learning remotely in the event work or academic functions are disrupted due to prolonged campus or building closures.
Drop-in sessions have been scheduled for faculty who need support transitioning to online teaching and for faculty and staff who would like training on technology for working remotely [Including a series of Zoom webinars for beginners and advanced users]. If you have questions about using technology, contact the 24/7 TTS Service Desk by calling 617.627.3376 or emailing email@example.com. For questions related to teaching online, contact the Educational Technology team and/or review the Spring 2020 - Guidelines for Teaching Online.
Zoom for Video Conferencing/Teaching Online
Zoom is an alternative video conference service to WebEx. Some Tufts faculty are using Zoom for teaching online. Below are some resources to optimize your experience using Zoom.
NOTE: You need to login using single sign-on (SSO) with your Tufts credentials to access Zoom through the Tufts instance.
- Teaching with Zoom
- Audio and Virtual Conferencing with Zoom online guide, including Best Practices
- The Zoom Help Center
- Zoom Webinars for Beginners and Advanced Users
- Consolidate list of Zoom resources for Tufts
- How to prevent Zoombombing
Keep Your Electronics Safe During the Winter
With the Winter weather upon us, we wanted to remind you that you aren't the only one who needs to stay warm - you need to also keep your electronics safe.
Taking a computer or iphone that has been in a cold temperature to a warmer temperature, can cause condensation within the computer or device, which can cause damage (e.g. leaving your laptop out in the car during winter overnight and then moving it into a warm building and powering it up immediately).
To help prevent this situation from occurring:
- Do not leave your laptop in a car for any length of time during cold or hot weather.
- When working in cold conditions or transporting your computer through colder weather, keep it in its laptop carrying case.
- If you are working in extreme cold weather (e.g., -5°c or lower) and moving the computer to a warmer room, we suggest letting the computer remain off for a few minutes before turning it on.
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