Faculty COVID-19 Online Resources

Please ensure that you have a working laptop/desktop computer with internet connectivity as well as a microphone and/or camera.  Need help? Email us at helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu 

Communicating with students

  • Use your Chicago-Kent Gmail account to communicate with your students  You may access your account through myIIT: https://my.iit.edu. In the top right corner by your name, click on the grid icon and select “Google Apps for Chicago-Kent” to open your email.

  • Gmail Features for Faculty

Using the Hybrid classrooms

  • Several classrooms at Chicago-Kent have been modified to accommodate COVID restrictions.  For more information about the classrooms, please see our guide: https://guides.kentlaw.iit.edu/hybrid-classrooms/ 
  • You must wear masks in the classrooms at all times.

Posting materials for students

  • Use Blackboard to post materials for your students.  Every class automatically has a Blackboard site.  Your students will be added and dropped to your site as they add and leave your classes.  You may access Blackboard through myIIT or https://blackboard.iit.edu.

Recording classes and sharing 

  • When you meet online, use your recurring class Zoom meeting to connect with your students.  Your class will automatically be recorded and the recordings will be moved to our Panopto video management system.  
  • Once your courses are in Panopto, they are put in your “My Meetings” folder and not available to your students.  You can edit them there and then share them with your students.  You should share them soon after your class meets.  If you’d like your classes moved automatically, please contact helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu.
  • If you require special recording accommodations, please contact Steve Sowle.   

Need information on any teaching technologies?

  • We have posted handouts, videos, and more on our Bootcamp Website in Blackboard.  Faculty, use your myIIT login to access it.  If you’d like access and can’t get in, please contact the Help Desk. 

Available Video conference tools

  • Zoom (Video conference for all classes)

    • Chicago-Kent uses Zoom for all classes. Faculty have been assigned a license to conduct classes.

    • Each meeting has been setup and records to the cloud. Recorded meetings are automatically moved to Panopto. Faculty then have to move videos to the Blackboard course folder unless a automation was requested.

    • The university recently purchased a Campus wide Zoom license. We will be working with the University to transition in Spring 2021, 

  • Google Meet: 

    • Meet offers video conferencing/phone conferencing with the ability to record meetings.

    • It is built into Google Apps for Chicago-Kent and works seamlessly with Google Calendar.

    • Google Meet can be used audio-only (if your computer does not have a webcam but has a microphone). We are trying to obtain webcams for faculty who don’t have them.

    • Currently, 250 users can participate in a meeting.

    • You can host one-on-one meetings or meetings with your entire class.

    • Instructions

Tools used for course material/Forums/discussions:

Using Mobile Tech(Ipad):

Articles and Advanced Resources:

Remote access to your office computer and H drive (for full-time faculty):

  • A VPN client is needed to access your H drive content as well as any items on your office computer

  • Chicago-Kent has its own VPN client separate from Main campus

  • Instructions for VPN and remote desktop connection

  • Note: You do not need to use a VPN client to access Gmail, Google Meet, Google Drive, Panopto, TWEN or Skype for Business.


  • Helpdesk: The helpdesk will be open from 8:30am - 7pm Mon-Thurs and 8:30am - 5pm  Fri. 

    • Email support: Email us at helpdesk@kentlaw.iit.edu

      • Please be extremely specific regarding what you need so that we can appropriately assign the correct support staff.

    • Phone: Call: 312-906-5300

    • Remote support: IT uses a Bomgar remote support software  to connect to your computer to troubleshoot