The Provost's Office has developed a webpage to assist with the transition to working remotely. The page’s information is specific to Academic Affairs and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
What type of equipment will I need to teach my courses?
You will need a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone, internet and a web browser to teach your courses online.
You may also record your classes in a classroom on campus if it has the proper equipment. Plese see Teaching Tools
to learn more.
What if my students do not have the equipment necessary to participate online learning?
No computer? They can go to an open lab on either Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, or Jupiter campuses. Card swipe required to access the labs.
Boca Raton Campus
Open to all students:
- SE Wimberly Library 1st floor computer labs: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- BU201: M-TR 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. | F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | S-SU card access
- CM142: (open 24x7 card access)
- LY201: (open 24x7 card access)
- UN227: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
To housing students:
- GP108 (open 24x7)
- HP118 (open 24x7)
- IV126 (open 24x7)
- IR111 (open 24x7)
- PH120 (open 24x7)
- SA112B (open 24x7)
Davie Campus (LA-303)
- Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
Fort Lauderdale Campus (HEC-611)
- Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday: By appointment with 24-hour notice. Contact Joe Sher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architecture and Multimedia students can remotely connect to lab machines to render jobs.
- Sunday: CLOSED
Jupiter Campus (LIB-105A)
- Available 24/7 with the FAU Owl Card.
Don’t have a webcam? Their smartphone can be used as webcam.
They can also request equipment.
Can my students get any assistance to help pay for their internet?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
that aims to provide subsidies for students
struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. The program will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device).
How do I stay in touch with my students?
The best way to stay in touch with most students is through email and canvas. You may also use Skype, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx. Reach out to your students to see which method is best.
Who should I contact if I am having technical difficulties with moving my course online?
Office of Information Technology helpdesk can assist you by submitting an OIT Helpdesk ticket
or calling the OIT Helpdesk at 561-297-3999
How can I get assistance in moving my materials online?
Contact Center for Online and Continuing Education through the request COCE Help Form
How do I move my face-to-face meetings/lectures online?
Utilize tools such as WebEx and Mediasite
How do I hold office hours virtually?
You can use Skype, Microsoft Teams, phone, or WebEx
Can I reuse my course recordings during another semester?
Regardless of your methodology or approach, recorded live lectures with students (in which their name, voice, and/or video is used) should not be downloaded or reused in any other course, section, or semester or shared with anyone outside of those registered for that particular course. Doing so, is a violation of student privacy and FERPA regulations.
How can assessments be carried out electronically?
You can use Assignments
in Canvas to collect student assignments, and you can use Canvas Quizzes
to deploy quizzes, tests, or polls to students.
Which labs are open on campus if needed?
View all Spring Semester hours for the Open Computer Labs.