Thomas Jefferson University

The Academic Commons

Center for Teaching and Learning

COVID-19: Online Teaching Tools & Trainings for Faculty

We want to share a few tools that will assist faculty with online teaching and learning: Collaborate and Zoom.


Collaborate is an easy-to-use video conferencing and recording software, accessible via Canvas or Blackboard.

For step-by-step instructions to access Collaborate on Canvas, download this PDF guide. This video screencast walks you through the process of creating, sharing, and recording a Collaborate session on Canvas.

For step-by-step instructions to access Collaborate on Blackboard, download this PDF guide.

For assistance with Collaborate, contact Educational Technologies Support at or call 215-503-2830. EdTech Support is available Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.


For resources to get started with Zoom, read this helpful guide. 
(Enter your Campus Key & Password to access guide.)

To request a Zoom license, either complete an online request via IS&T’s Solution Center, call IS&T in Center City at 215-955-7975, or call the East Falls Help Desk at 215-951-4648, or email