Support for Remote Instruction

Faculty Training For Teaching Online

Welcome! This course is designed specifically for faculty to prepare them to design, develop, and facilitate effective online, remote or hybrid courses to their students. This is a 5 hour training course. More information here on the syllabus

Important Notes
  • Faculty may only sign up for training when they have a confirmed teaching contract for the Fall 2021 semester.

  • Faculty will be compensated for completing the training; they must also upload their syllabus to LEARN. To apply for the stipend: Online Training Stipend Form.

  • The course is a slightly updated version of the course offered in Summer 2020. Faculty are welcome to register and audit the course a second time if they wish.

  • If you have any questions contact Lee Anne Schmitt at

Go to The Hub to Register

Academic Remote Support

The Office of the Provost is offering additional support to CalArts faculty for planning, developing, and running their courses remotely.

A small team of experienced faculty and staff are available for 20-minute 1-on-1 appointments, group drop-in sessions, or hands-on practice with Zoom or building coursework.

You need to book an appointment on the central booking calendar below. All appointments and drop-ins will be conducted over Zoom; the Zoom link will be emailed to you after you confirm your appointment.

Go to The Hub to Book an Appointment

Online Teaching Resource Library

The Online Teaching Resource (OTR) Library is a knowledge base of how-to guides, templates, and support documents for instructors developing or facilitating online, remote or hybrid courses. Most of the content in this guide is created by the online team in the Office of Global Initiatives and Extended Studies at CalArts. The site is constantly being updated, and is a primary resource for Faculty Training for Teaching Online.

Archived Webinars from Spring 2020

  • Teaching in a pinch: Strategies for you and your students, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10 am [slides]
  • That First Week: Putting together a simple plan, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 2 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Leading live discussions for a group using Zoom or Meet, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 10 am [recording] [slides]
  • Asynchronous teaching strategies, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Teaching Online with the Learn LMS—a quick start guide, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 2 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Asynchronous teaching strategies, Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Mentoring, Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 am [recording coming soon] [slides]
  • Leading live discussions for a group using Zoom, Friday, March 20, 2020, 2 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Maintaining instructor presence in remote teaching, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12 pm [recording] [slides]
  • How was your first week? A discussion for moving forward, Friday, March 27, 2020, 12 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Building Coursework on Learn, Tuesday, April 7, 12 pm [recording] [slides]
  • How was your second week? A live discussion for faculty, Friday, April 10, 12 pm. [no recording available]
  • Creating video content for remote instruction, Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:30 pm [recording] [slides]
  • Tips and tricks on Learn, Monday, April 20, 2020 12:00 PM [recording] [slides]
  • Mentoring: Recommendations and Guidelines, Monday, April 27, 2020 12:00 pm [recording] [slides]