COVID-19 Resources

Virtual 9th Floor Lounge.  A Slack channel to chat about philosophy, the virus, life… whatever. This also has a “teaching” channel to easily exchange information and ask questions related to remote classes. Please join Slack if you haven’t already.

MIT’s COVID-19 Response

MIT Medical COVID-19 Updates

MIT Medical Pandemic Response

Teaching Remotely

Online instruction will begin for all classes on Monday, March 30, and continue for the remainder of the semester.

Stellar site. Where anyone in L&P can put resources about online teaching. Everyone on should have instructor access.


Zoom: it’s well-designed, flexible, and pretty intuitive.

How to get Zoom: Download and install the “Zoom Client for Meetings“. Then open Zoom, click “sign in”, and sign up using your MIT email address. More detailed instructions here. You can test your video and audio and play around with Zoom by joining a test meeting.

Recording of the March 16th remote teaching talk/demo.

Slides from the talk (based on slides by Meghan Purdue, DLL for SHASS).

Resources mentioned in the slides: (curated, streamlined site by Open Learning) (public site for sharing any and all resources) (Zoom support center)

Cosmo Grant is available for one-to-one sessions. You can sign up here. Each session is 30 mins but you can sign up for multiple sessions if you like. The sessions will be over Zoom. To start the session: open Zoom, click “Join”, and enter 851-837-8713 (Cosmo’s personal meeting ID). If that doesn’t work, please contact Cosmo.

Remote Teaching Contacts

Cosmo Grant, Digital Learning Lab Fellow
cell: 617-331-8374

Chris Naylor, Network Administrator
cell: 978-202-8753