Possibilities for remote education

Here is a list of preferred tools for distance teaching. 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 at the beginning of the semester.


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 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 (though OBS Studio can be more convenient for that).

Faculty members can obtain an university account at cuni-cz.zoom.us by asking the faculty coordinator. Older accounts at cesnet.zoom.us remain active (until 2023-05-10).

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.

The Postal Owl

The Postal Owl is a simple web application for submitting homework, grading and discussion. You can use Markdown with KaTeX math notatation in both task statements and solutions. It is also possible to attach PDF documents.

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.


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