Understanding the Basics

Things to do to begin preparing:

  • Let students know how you will communicate with them during an emergency.
  • Have backup copies of your materials in the event that you don’t have access to your office.
  • Introduce remote course delivery components early to acclimate students and identify those students who may have no or limited access to computer hardware or internet connectivity in the event of exceptional circumstances.
  • Investigate the tools available to help you teach remotely. 

Include the basic components of remote teaching 

When considering alternate delivery methods for implementing remote teaching,  three goals to be accomplished are:

  • Maintain communication
    • Tools include: MTSU and D2L email, use of the news/announcement D2L tool,  individual and conference calls, and desktop video conferencing.
  • Provide course learning materials
    • Tools include: email, posting D2L content, live/recorded video conferencing.
  • Provide a means for questions and answers
    • Tools include: email, D2L discussion board, live/recorded video conferencing.

Announcement / News Tool


Content Tool


Discussion Tool


Video Conferencing


Zoom provides remote conferencing services including video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. 

Click here for more information on training and support

Sign Into Zoom

  • Go to http://mtsu.zoom.us and click on the "Sign In" button.
  • Use your MTSU Username (FSA) and Password.


 Note:  If you are interested in watching more videos, please see the link to the D2L Online Training course in next section.