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.

Winter Term Instruction:

Winter term instruction is proceeding remotely, using primarily online tools and methods. Please find an archive of updates to winter 2021 instructors here, available via Caltech login (fall 2020 messages are here). These updates contain specific guidance and details relevant to upcoming teaching efforts, tools and platforms, student registration, and more.

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.

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