This page is being developed in the context of the COVID-19 remote learning period and provides information for faculty on a variety of different resources and strategies to support remote instruction. Please note that it may change regularly.

  • Students should go to this guide, which is tailored for student needs and is also being updated regularly. 
  • Our latest news section is where we regularly post tips on a variety of tools faculty and students might use in the context of remote teaching and learning. 


At a school like Trinity, where nearly all instruction is planned for in-person class sessions, retrofitting classes for remote delivery is an exercise in expectations management: What learning outcomes are essential, and how can they be achieved online? How will faculty and students communicate, and how often? Such retrofitting becomes about satisficing solutions, rather than optimizing them. Planning ahead to the extent possible is enormously helpful. Testing some of the available tools can ease anxiety for faculty, students, and, well, everyone really.

An important consideration is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous methods. Synchronous methods, where everyone in the class is participating at the same time, are sometimes intuitively appealing, because they feel like a regular class. Asynchronous methods, by contrast, can feel more abstract, and require a bit more advance work. However, they are important for structuring an online learning experience. For remote learning in 2020-21, we believe that thinking of remote learning as a special type of flipped classroom will be most effective: use asynchronous methods to deliver content outside of class time and to prepare students for engaging more richly with the course during the scheduled class itself.

Two resources that will be helpful as you transition to remote teaching:


For assistance with planned remote delivery of classes, contact your instructional technologist or Jason Jones, or drop-in to Zoom for help from Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm, Friday 9:00 am to 1:00pm. You can also email for faster support. In the current (spring 2020/Covid-19) moment, there’s also a regularly-updated post you might consult with little details and online resources.


I would like to . . . Supported Tool Related Trinity workshop video recordings
Record lectures for my students to watch on their own time (asychronous) * Record a narrated Powerpoint (no webcam video)
* Use Kaltura Capture in Moodle to record screen / audio / webcam video
* Upload audio-only to Moodle or embed it in a website (from a phone; with free software; as a digital story)
Lecture my students in real time (synchronous)

* Zoom video
* Teams video 

Lead discussions with my students on their own time (asynchronous) * Moodle discussion forums
* Blogs
* Teams channels or Teams class notebook
Moodle Assignments & Discussion Forums
Lead discussions with my students in real time (synchronous) * Zoom video 
* Teams video 
* Moodle text chat
* Teams text chat
Hold a basic audio (phone) conference *Zoom
*Teams or Skype for Business Audio Conference
Have video office hours with my students * Zoom video
* Teams video
Provide course content to my students * Moodle
* Teams
* OneDrive
* Email
* Websites/blogs
Intro to Moodle
Receive assignments (papers, projects, etc.) from my students * Moodle
* Teams
* Office365
Moodle Assignments & Discussion Forums
Assess my students with quizzes or exams * Moodle
* Video quiz in Moodle/Kaltura
Moodle Quizzes and exams
Give a student or students extra time on an assignment or quiz * Moodle  
Maintain an online gradebook * Moodle Moodle Gradebook workshop
Allow students to use specialized software from home

* Adobe Creative Suite
* Matlab
*Mathematica- email

Provide library content to students who may be off-campus

See this summary of online content that may be useful to you.

Electronic resources should be available off-campus


For examples of other schools’ suggested responses, see this still-crowd-sourced spreadsheet.

See our News section for documentation on other tools you may want to use. We continue to add posts regularly as issues arise.