Technology & Resources

The following is a list of tools and technological resources available to help students, faculty, and staff be successful and productive in their remote work.

Please contact helpdesk@oxy.edu for assistance on accessing any of the resources below.

Video & Video Conferencing Tools

View a detailed overview of Oxy's video conferencing and online meeting solutions, as well as information about video conferencing security.

Check out some product suggestions from the Office of Marketing & Communications for home office audio/visual upgrades.

Zoom

Zoom is an online video conference, meeting, and webinar platform.

For the Fall 2020 semester, Occidental faculty and students can use Zoom to create and attend meetings as well as record the meeting’s content for download and future reference. Staff who create Zoom Basic accounts with an Oxy email can host conferences without the usual 40-minute limit on a temporary basis.

For Faculty and Students, go to https://occidental.zoom.us, click “Sign In” in the upper-right hand corner of the page and log in with your Oxy username and password.

Zoom Login
Zoom Help
More about Using Zoom at Oxy
Tips to Prevent Zoom-Bombing

Video Tutorials

Logging in to Oxy's Zoom
Looking at the Zoom interface
More video tutorials from Zoom

Zoom Best Practices

View this best practices guide from the Office of Marketing & Communication.

Google Hangouts Meet

For group chats and video conferences via Google's G-Suite of tools.
Google Hangouts Meet Login
Google Hangouts Meet Help
More about Using Google Hangouts Meet at Oxy

BlueJeans

BlueJeans is an alternative video and teleconferencing conferencing system.
BlueJeans Login (log in using your full Oxy email address, including @oxy.edu)
BlueJeans Help
More about Using BlueJeans at Oxy

Video Tutorials

Logging in to BlueJeans
Joining a BlueJeans video conference
Recording and sharing a BlueJeans video conference
Breakout rooms in BlueJeans
Adding BlueJeans recording links to Moodle

Panopto

Panopto is a cloud-based platform for recording and sharing video content that seamlessly integrates with Moodle for video/audio course content.
Panopto Login
Panopto Help

Communication Tools

G-Suite Apps

Gmail, Google Drive, Google Forms, Calendar, G-Chat, Google Groups, Classroom, and other tools to help facilitate communication.
G-Suite Login
G-Suite Help

Video Tutorials

Managing your Google calendar

Email Listservs

Email lists to help faculty communicate with students via Oxy email. All students, class year, course & section lists are automatically created.

Email Listserv Help

Office of Marketing & Communications Resources

Tools for Class Management & Coursework

Moodle

Oxy's Learning Management System (LMS) that provides a convenient way for faculty to contact, deliver content to and assess students.
Moodle Login
Moodle Help

Video Tutorials

Finding a course in Moodle
Publishing a course in Moodle
Sharing content between courses using the "Sharing Cart"
Hiding the grade book in Moodle
Track Moodle forum participation using activity completion

PollEverywhere

An audience participation tool that can be used for online quizzes in real time.
PollEverywhere Login
PollEverywhere Help
Request Access to PollEverywhere

Accessing Oxy's Network & Academic Software Remotely

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

To access the Occidental College network and on-campus resources from anywhere in the world.

For students: What if course content is blocked by local internet restrictions?
You may find that access to certain services or resources are blocked in your country. In that case, a VPN may help lift such restrictions. If you do not have one, you can request access to Oxy's by emailing helpdesk@oxy.edu. Please note that the use of VPNs may also be restricted in your country, so please review applicable laws before proceeding.

VPN Login
VPN Help
Request VPN Access

Video Tutorials

Connecting remotely - VPN (part 1)
Connecting remotely - FTPS (part 2)
Connecting remotely - Parallels (part 3)

Virtual Computer Lab

To provide remote access to software available in Oxy's computer labs such as SPSS, Mathematica, Matlab, Minitab, Maple, ArcGIS, and Stata.
Virtual Computer Lab Help

Additional Resources

A note about Fair Use

The definition of fair use has been expanded in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about the expansion, and contact library@oxy.edu with questions.