Possibilities for remote education
On the basis of The Emergency Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic Ref.No.: MZDR 10676/2020-1/MIN/KAN , the personal presence of students and course participants in education was banned with effect from 11 March 2020 until further notice.
In order to allow continuation of education, the classes will continue remotely (via online lectures, consultations, course recordings, homework, supervised reading, etc.).
Possibilities that are currently available for distance education are listed below.
Moodle is a system for creating online courses, which supports for example:
- publishing course material
- accepting solutions to homeworks, graded by the teacher later
- structured discussion
- questionnaires and tests
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
\[formula\]. 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, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. It is available for most of the commonly used systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS).
Zoom is used for online lectures and tutorials at the Computer science school, see a separate page.
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.
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.
A guide to further tools is maintained by the Computer science school.