For immediate help during an online class
If you require immediate assistance, please call the Yale ITS helpdesk at 203-432-9000 and select Option 2 (a dedicated line for faculty who need help with live online courses). Poorvu Center staff members are collaborating with ITS to provide timely answers and expert referrals.
Canvas @ Yale
Organize a Course Site: Use Canvas to organize your course site. Students will look here for your syllabus, course announcements, and other important course materials.
Communicate with Students: Canvas has two tools you can use to communicate with your students. Each course has an “Announcements” tool and each user has access to the “Conversations” or “Inbox” tool. Learn how to use these tools to communicate with students.
Digitally Grade Exams: After you enable your Gradescope account, you can use Gradescope to grade paper-based, digital, and code assignments. You can also provide feedback to your students within the tool.
Zoom (Video Conferencing)
- Conduct Class Virtually: Use Zoom in Canvas to conduct class.
- Record Lectures: Use Zoom to record lectures and share recordings on Canvas or use Panopto (Known as Media Library) to record lectures. The Poorvu Center recommends that faculty members record class sessions to ensure that students in distant time zones can access course materials asynchronously.
The Yale community uses Multifactor Authentication to access Yale’s network and other resources, such as the Central Authentication System (CAS), Canvas, and Zoom. Other Yale resources require Multifactor Authentication and the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access to services, such as a selection of the electronic resources available through the Yale Library.
Intellectual Property Rights & Online Teaching Technology
As you adapt your on-campus course(s) to support remote learning, you should feel confident that Yale’s policies on intellectual property apply to online classroom environments as well. You can learn more on our IP Rights & Technology webpage.
Do you have other questions? Please contact us with questions.