Tools for remote instruction


This article is designed to guide instructors to support documentation for various software services that can be used for remote instruction and collaboration.

Available Tools


Canvas is the learning management system for the University of Oregon. It can be used for hybrid and online education and allows instructors and students to collaborate over the learning experience. Support documentation for Canvas has been drafted by Instructure, Canvas' parent company, and UO Online Education and can be found at the links below:

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a suite of applications including Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams) and collaboration and automation tools.

Go to and sign-in with your UO email address and associated password.

Support documentation for access, authentication, and key features can be found within the UO Service Portal in the links below.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a communications application that allows for chat, audio calls, video calls, and screen sharing for all UO affiliations.

Go to and sign-in with your full email and associated password to use Teams.

  • From the web application, you can download the desktop application for your computer.
  • It is also available for mobile device download within your device's associated app store and through the SCCM Software Self-Service program for Windows PCs connected to the university domain.

Support documentation for installation, how to sign-in, and some key features can be found within the UO Service Portal in the links below.


Panopto is a video creation and management tool that is integrated within Canvas. Log in to a Canvas course then select Panopto Recordings to access it.

Panopto allows for the creation of video content through their downloadable application (for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices) and uploading video files to their service in the Panopto Recordings screen. Support documentation for Panopto has been drafted by the vendor and is available in their community pages:


Zoom is a video-based communications application that allows for chat communication and videoconferencing. It is fully integrated into Canvas to allow for virtual office hours and remote class periods.

For more information about Zoom, please consult the articles within the UO Service Portal:


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