Technology for Teaching and Learning

As a faculty member you will have either Microsoft Outlook or Google Gmail as your email account. Regardless of the email platform you are using, you do have access to all of the Microsoft 365 applications including OneDrive, Teams, and Office 365. You also have access to Google Workspace including Google Slides, Google Drive, and Jamboard.

UMass has many other technologies available for faculty including ZoomiClickers, and Echo360. CNS faculty can request a Moodle course space to post syllabi and other course materials and to easily communicate with enrolled students.  

Campus Resources

Support for CNS Lecturers

CNS acknowledges the many contributions of CNS lecturers and has created services and opportunities to enhance their professional success.


Online and Remote Teaching Resources

Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement Strategies

Visit the Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement Strategies document for recommendations on sharing workload and time considerations with students, course design strategies to help with information overload, engagement strategies for both Zoom and Moodle, and student success strategies to incorporate into remote and online courses. 

Additional Resources

The CNS Keep Teaching site was designed in Spring 2020 to provide guidance for working remotely, best practices, tools and technologies for remote learning, recommendations on how to offer exams online and suggestions for maintaining academic integrity in the submission of online work, and other helpful resources.