Online Learning

Online Learning

While Caltech closely monitors the spread of COVID-19 around the world, Caltech's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO), Information Management Systems and Services (IMSS), and the Office of the Provost are working with faculty and instructors to transform courses to optimize your learning and recreate the community in which we all thrive.

The IMSS-supported tools for online learning listed on this page were used during the spring 2020 term*. These tools require access.caltech credentials and do not require a VPN connection. For a full list of student applications, please visit the Student Apps and VPN Requirements page.

*Note: Updates to this website will be made when plans for the fall 2020 term are announced.

Personal Privacy and Intellectual Property

In an online learning environment, students must respect the privacy of their classmates and not share personal information about other students beyond the online classroom. While each student enrolled in a course should have access to all course materials and learning options, they should also remember they have an ethical responsibility as members of the Caltech community to keep this information private. Violations of these expectations may be considered violations of the Honor Code and of the Caltech Code of Conduct. Learn more.

Resources & FAQs

The Resources & FAQs page provides a list of offices and programs as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Course Material & Sessions

Recorded live lectures will be stored in Zoom Cloud or Google Drive.

Collaboration Tools

These tools allow you to collaborate and connect with faculty and other students.

Technical Support

Need help? Contact these offices with support questions.

COVID-19 Response

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic and our duty to the Caltech and Pasadena communities, we have moved to online teaching for the spring term. Complying with the "Safer at Home" order from the County of Los Angeles and the City of Pasadena and the Stay at Home order from the State of California, we have also limited activity on campus to essential functions. For more information, please see the Caltech's COVID-19 Response page.