First, some starters, being remote may require more attention than you expect at first. A few things to keep in mind include:
Know the Technology
Canvas, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, and Webex will be the primary tools you will use during this time at CSN, so familiarize yourself now. To get started, select the appropriate area above or you can view our FAQs for these tools.
Whether you’re attending or teaching live-streamed classes remotely or watching or creating recordings, it can be useful to make a daily schedule for yourself and stick to it. Even as you set and achieve weekly goals, try dividing your day into 30- and 60-minute increments with specific activities. And don’t forget to give yourself time for breaks to eat, exercise, and socialize, just as if you were on campus.
This is a new environment for everyone. Because you’re not meeting face-to-face, others might not recognize when you’re struggling – and those you’re working with might need the same thing! So when you realize that you need something, don't hesitate: reach out to your colleagues, instructors and/or peers. And for technology issues, get in touch with technical support.
To further assist your remote experience, we have collected additional materials on the technology involved, tips for effective remote teaching, learning and working, and ways to get help if the technology becomes a challenge.
Free Tools and Resources
Here are all of the free tools and resources that we have collected to help you during this season of being remote.