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.

Microsoft Teams

Charles University supports the Microsoft Teams platform as the primary tool for online teamwork and distance education. MS Teams are a part of the Microsoft 365 package. It allows you to create groups (teams), share documents within them, discuss, and hold video conferences for a maximum of 1000 participants. The client exists for most used systems (Windows, Linux, Android, iOS) and can be used without a client from a browser.

Teams are designed to give the best audio, video, and content sharing experience regardless of your network conditions. That said, when bandwidth is insufficient, Teams prioritizes audio quality over video quality.

Where bandwidth isn’t limited, Teams optimizes media quality, including up to 1080p video resolution, up to 30fps for video and 15fps for content, and high-fidelity audio.

Bandwidth(up/down) supports following scenarios:

Your login to the Teams used within MFF is personalnumber@cuni.cz, and then continue logging in to CAS. In case of interfaculty education, please follow the instructions here.

Additional useful information:


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.

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.

More tools

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

Last page modification: 2023-11-15 12:13.

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