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R-MC Resources for Off-Campus Learning

Provides tutorials and support for using R-MC from off-campus. Last updated Spring 2020.

Taking Courses Remotely

Real-time (Synchronous) Classes in Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Zoom - synchronous (real-time) video conferencing

Zoom allows you to participate in synchronous (real-time) video conferencing. You can chat, go into breakout rooms, chat with others in class, and share your screen (for example, you could share a presentation you had created in PowerPoint or Google Slides).

**Test your Zoom connection any time**

You can test your video, audio, sharing your screen, and chatting.

Things to know about Zoom:

  • You can join Zoom with your browser (Chrome or Firefox work best) or you can download the Zoom application on your computer.
  • You can join a Zoom meeting within Canvas using the Zoom link available in your course
  • You can go to to start a Zoom meeting with other student
  • Learn more about Accessing Zoom Class Meetings.

Have Questions? Visit Zoom's FAQ

More Zoom tutorial videos for its functions and operation. To invite classmates to join a Zoom session, in “scheduling the meeting”, copy the invitation information and paste it into your email or chat or discussion. 

You may try these methods to enhance your Zoom experience: 


Microsoft Teams - synchronous (real-time) video conferencing

Microsoft Teams functions similarly as Zoom. R-MC users enjoy unlimited time and number of participants for any sessions. You can record Teams sessions and save the recordings in your OneDrive for presentations or assignments. Watch this tutorial on how to use OneDrive and Teams.

Access Teams at (or go to the R-MC webpage, on the bottom of the page, select the link “Intranet/BuzzNet”). Log in using your R-MC username and password. 

Watch tutorials for using Microsoft Teams.

You may try these methods to enhance your Teams experience: 

You may also be provided the chance for office hours by your instructor using Microsoft Teams.

Canvas features

Some of this was covered in the Communication page, but you are going to be asked to use more functions of Canvas than you have before.

Some new aspects you may use are:

Canvas has a great FAQ guide found here (if you don't like videos).