Possibilities for remote education

All classes in the winter semester 2020/2021 will be held remotely (via online lectures, consultations, course recordings, homework, supervised reading, etc.). Here is a list of preferred tools. You can use other tools, too, but please keep in mind that the students will have to adjust to all the tools in a brief period of time.

Moodle

Moodle is a system for creating online courses, which supports for example:

Our university runs a Moodle instance at https://moodleoffice.cuni.cz/.

Information about course creation are available at the university page.

Moodle supports LaTeX-like math notation written as $$formula$$ or \[formula\]. To make it work, you need to go to course settings → filters, disable the TeX filter and enable MathJax filter.

Zoom

Zoom is a platform for video conferencing and online meetings. It is available for most of the commonly used systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS) and also as a web application (it seems to work better in Chrome than in Firefox). Some features are available only in the native applications, though.

Zoom is the preferred tool for online lectures and tutorials. It can be also used for recording lectures without participants.

You can obtain an account from CESNET at cesnet.zoom.us, where you authenticate using CAS (the same account as for SIS). You obtain a free basic account, which allows unlimited individual meetings and group meetings for at most 40 minutes at once. Faculty members can ask for an edu license, which has no such limits. Please follow the instructions.

Tutorials taught by our students are expected to use shared accounts. These are described in the computer science school manual.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a platform for team collaboration and it is a part of Office 365. It is possible to use it (not only) for distance education. It allows for creating groups (teams), sharing documents, chating and also making videoconferences. A client application is available for most of the commonly used systems (Windows, Linux, Android, iOS) and also it can be used without any client from a browser.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a platform for video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. It is available for most of the commonly used systems (Windows, Mac, Android, on Linux only partially - the screen sharing is not available).

Adobe Connect is supported by the University. Information about course creation and holding an online lecture are available at the university page.

We prefer Zoom and MS Teams at MFF.

More tools

A guide to further tools is maintained by the Computer science school.