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Faculty Guide to Teaching Remotely

This guide is designed to:

  • Organize specific technology needs for the CS department 
  • Provide easy access to our dedicated instructional support staff


Instructional Tools


  • Piazza - Traditional forum that allows for threaded discussion.
  • CampusWire - Modern Forum that features an instant messaging platform.

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Gradescope - Excels at managing handwritten assignments.
  • Vocareum - Flexible code submission platform

Video Creation & Streaming

  • Kaltura Capture - Light software that allows for recording lectures through webcam or desktop.
  • BrightSpace Virtual Classroom - Allows for browser-based live streaming with up to 50 participants; includes various instructional features such as saved sessions.
  • Zoom - A virtual conferencing software with screen sharing, recording and external participants.
  • Camtasia - A fully featured recording software with green screen, video-editing, and desktop recording.

Additional Tools

  • BoilerQ - Student queuing tool.
  • SSH - Tool to allow for student remote access to CS lab machines.
  • SCP - Tool to allow the secure transfer of files to/from the CS lab machines.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Free access to tool until the end of May.


Teaching Remotely TA Guidelines

TA Guidelines provide instructional guidelines for Teaching Assistants to best assist a remote course. These guidelines discuss :

  • Expectations
  • Logistics & Course Policies
  • Assessments and Grading
  • Teaching & Interaction
  • Internet Etiquette (Netiquette) & Moderation



If you require any assistance, please contact the CS Instructional Support Team: instruction@cs.purdue.edu 

  • Victory Soe, Instructional Technologist
  • Enoch Adu, Instructional Specialist
  • Justin Gillingham, Instructional Specialist


Important Websites

Purdue University's response to COVID-19 provides up-to-date information which covers general information, academic queries, and frequently asked questions.

Website for Purdue's Innovative Learning: Teaching Remotely

Business Functions related to travel

For safety concerns related to COVID-19 please contact ehps@purdue.edu





Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020 1:45 PM

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