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. As new information, tools, and resources are added, changes are highlighted below.

2020 Fall Term Instruction:

On July 14, Caltech's president, provost, and vice president for student affairs updated the Caltech Community about the Institute's plans for the upcoming academic year, with a focus on the fall term. Find the complete message with links to student FAQs here. This follow-up message for fall 2020 instructors (Caltech login only) includes important additional information.

Learning Management System:

Caltech will use the Canvas Learning Management System beginning fall 2020. Instructors will have access in early August.

Summer 2020 Caltech Adaptable Teaching Series:

Please find here a full schedule for the 2020 Caltech Adaptable Teaching Series (CATS), with "How To" sessions on instructional tools and technologies, as well as in-depth discussions about approaches to teaching including Caltech faculty panelists, to help instructors and TAs prepare for remote teaching.

Updates for Fall 2020 Instructors

An archive of all updates to fall 2020 instructors is available here via Caltech login. These updates contain specific guidance and details relevant to upcoming teaching efforts.


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

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