Teaching Continuity at Caltech

Teaching Continuity at Caltech

This website provides information on best practices, available tools, and tips on how to get support for remote and online teaching.

Summer Term 2021:

Please find information about Summer 2021 in this message to the Caltech Community, sent on May 5, 2021. For summer term courses, instructors were given access to their Canvas course shells on May 10, 2021, and published courses in Canvas will be open to enrolled students on June 7, 2021 (one week before the summer term begins).

Spring Quarter 2021:

Caltech's undergraduate academic program continued as a remote-learning program in the spring term. Instructors accessed their spring term course shells in Canvas starting Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and published courses in Canvas were open to enrolled students on Monday, March 22, 2021 (one week before the term began. Please find an archive of updates to spring 2021 instructors here, available via Caltech login.

Learning Management System:

Caltech uses the Canvas Learning Management System beginning fall 2020. Instructors and TAs have access to training materials and official course shells (used for teaching) via their access.caltech.edu credentials.

Caltech Adaptable Teaching Series Videos

Videos of CATS sessions are available in this YouTube playlist. Topics include "How To" sessions on Canvas, Zoom, G-suite, and other online tools, as well as discussions and guidance on designing online courses and labs, using digital whiteboards, equity and inclusion, communication and connection, library course reserves, and more. Session descriptions and materials are also listed and linked here.


If you have questions or wish to consult about your fall teaching, please email ctlo@caltech.edu to get started.

During Winter 2021, instruction is proceeded remotely, using primarily online tools and methods. Please find an archive of updates to winter 2021 instructors here, available via Caltech login. Please contact the CTLO with any questions about winter messages.

During Fall 2020, messages to instructors were archived in this fall 2020 messages Box folder. Archived messages are available via Caltech login. Please contact the CTLO with any questions about fall messages.

An archive of email updates to spring 2020 instructors can be found in this Box folder (available with Caltech login).

April 24, 2020

April 5-10, 2020

March 30-31, 2020

March 25-26, 2020

March 23-24, 2020

March 19-20, 2020

March 18, 2020

  • NEW: Information on LabArchives, a digital lab notebook platform with a Caltech-wide license.
  • NEW: YouTube playlist of Caltech-made technology demonstrations
  • UPDATE: All Spring 2020 Moodle Course Sites have been created, with access given to instructors and any TAs known to the Registrar's Office as of 3/17/2020. Moodle course sites open to students one week before instruction begins, 3/23/2020.
  • UPDATE: Caltech is testing a solution for hosting course video content. Video files that you produce can be temporarily stored in Box. Further instructions will be added as soon as the recommended solution has been tested and approved.

March 16-17, 2020