COVID-19 UPDATE: Online Teaching Tools & Trainings for Faculty

As we transition to the virtual classroom, the Academic Commons wants to share information and useful tools that will assist faculty and students with online teaching and learning.

Collaborate, a virtual classroom resource is an easy-to-use video conferencing and recording software, accessible via Canvas or Blackboard.

Accessing Collaborate via Canvas:
For step-by-step instructions to access Collaborate on Canvas, download this guide.

This video screencast walks you through the process of creating, sharing, and recording a Collaborate session on Canvas.

Accessing Collaborate via Blackboard:
For step-by-step instructions to access Collaborate on Blackboard, download this guide.

For assistance with Collaborate, contact Educational Technologies Support at or call 215-503-2830. EdTech Support is available Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.


For resources to get started with Zoom, read this helpful guide. (Enter your Campus Key & Password to access guide.)

To request a Zoom license, either complete an online request via IS&T’s Solution Center,
call IS&T in Center City at 215-955-7975, or call the East Falls Help Desk at 215-951-4648, or email